News and Press releases

December 2011

  1. Libreville: Sub-regional workshop on the evaluation and consolidation of Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) training programmes for Workers' Organizations in Francophone Africa.

    16 December 2011

    The ILO's Bureau for Workers' Activities (ACTRAV) and the Programme on Safety and Health at Work and the Environment (SafeWork) have held a sub-regional workshop on the evaluation and consolidation of Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) training programmes for workers' organizations in francophone Africa.

November 2011

  1. Johannesburg: Second Congress of ITUC-Africa

    27 November 2011

    The Director of the Bureau for Workers' Activities (ACTRAV), Dan Cunniah, took part in the Second Congress of the African Regional Organization of the International Trade Union Federation (ITUC-Africa), which was held in Johannesburg from 25 to 27 November 2011.

  2. Chad: Interview with Adjia François Djondang, General Secretary of Union of Trade Unions of Chad (UST)

    25 November 2011

  3. Lome: Seminar on productivity and productivity-based bargaining for workers

    25 November 2011

    The Bureau for Workers' Activities, together with the Japanese Trade Union Confederation (JTUC-RENGO) held a seminar in Lomé, Togo, on 21-25 November 2011.

October 2011

  1. ILO warns of a generation “scarred” by a worsening global youth employment crisis

    19 October 2011

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) has warned of a “scarred” generation of young workers facing a dangerous mix of high unemployment, increased inactivity and precarious work in developed countries, as well as persistently high working poverty in the developing world.

  2. Johannesburg: 12th African Regional Meeting

    14 October 2011

  3. ILO issues the 7th edition of the “Key Indicators of the Labour Market (KILM) 2011”

    14 October 2011

    The ILO has issued the 7th edition of its biennial publication “Key Indicators of the Labour Market (KILM)”, covering 18 indicators on employment and decent work with the latest available data for more than 200 countries, areas or economies worldwide.

  4. First Lady of the Republic of Zambia calls for urgent ratification of ILO Maternity Protection Convention

    14 October 2011

    In an address to a Special Focus discussion on Women at the 12th ILO African Regional Meeting, The First Lady of the Republic of Zambia urged African countries to rapidly ratify the Maternity Protection Convention (183) of the International Labour Organization to speed up women’s social and economic empowerment in the region.

  5. 200 million Young Africans, 200 million Opportunities: Joint Initiative on Job Creation for Youth in Africa

    12 October 2011

  6. ILO Director-General in Africa: “Many success stories but more needs to be done to create decent jobs, reduce poverty”

    11 October 2011

    Africa has weathered the global economic and financial crisis better than other continents. It is growing again, exports are soaring and foreign investment is flowing in, the ILO’s Director-General, Juan Somavía, told the ILO African Regional Meeting that started on Tuesday 11 October in Johannesburg