News and Press releases

March 2012

  1. 8 March 2012 : Empower rural women – end hunger and poverty

    01 March 2012

    ILO will use this day to celebrate the contribution rural women are making to rural economies and to their families and the communities they live in.

February 2012

  1. Comoros: Confederation of Workers of the Comoros call on the Government to ratify ILO Convention No. 102

    28 February 2012

    The Confederation of Workers of the Comoros (CWC) invited the Comoros Government to ratify ILO Convention No. 102 on Social Security (Minimum Standards).

  2. UN Chief Ban Ki-Moon to address Zambian Parliament

    22 February 2012

    United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon will visit Zambia this week and address the National Assembly in a special session.

  3. Regional perspectives on technical cooperation: The African region

    21 February 2012

    In the present document, the Governing Body is invited to request the Office to develop a regional strategy for resource mobilization in order to accelerate the implementation of the Decent Work Agenda in Africa 2007–15, as called for by the 12th African Regional Meeting.

  4. Voices on Social Justice

    20 February 2012

    World Day of Social Justice, which lies on February 20 was recognized throughout Africa by different events and activities. This year we call for messages of hope for the youth who still face the challenge of unemployment. Watch the new video 'Voices of Youth on Social Justice' featured on the Voices of Social Justice Page, share your voice on our YouTube channel and engage with the youth employment issue at

  5. ILO Sponsored Study Tour to Cluster Based Small Enterprise Development in India

    13 February 2012

    ILO sponsored a 7-member team from Ethiopia to visit small and medium business enterprises in India, from 13-21 February 2012.

January 2012

  1. Togo: Workshop on Training toolkit Inclusive Finance for Workers in Africa

    27 January 2012

    The Bureau for Workers' Activities (ACTRAV) took part in a workshop held in Lome (Togo) on 23 and 27 January 2012 on Training toolkit Inclusive Finance for Workers in Africa .This training workshop brought together 15 participants composed of trade unionists and experts on social finance.

  2. ILO Consults African Youth on Job Crisis

    25 January 2012

    The ILO is dedicating the month of March 2012 to hold national events in 12 African countries from the five sub-regions to hear young people’s views on the alarming youth employment situation.

  3. IGAD and ILO signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Employment for Peace in the Horn of Africa

    25 January 2012

    ADDIS ABABA - The Intergovernmental Authority for Development (IGAD) and the International Labour Organization committed to deepen their collaboration and cooperation in jointly promoting employment for peace, stability and sustainable development of the Horn of Africa.

  4. North Africa Employment Trends 2012 - An Interview with Dorothea Schmidt

    24 January 2012