News and Press releases

November 2012

  1. Beyond the MDGs: It’s all about jobs and livelihoods

    18 November 2012

    As the debate on the post-Millennium Development Goals agenda gathers pace, the ILO says the most pressing priorities are job creation and social protection.

  2. Skills for Trade and Economic Diversification (STED)

    17 November 2012

    Adequate education and skills can improve the employability of workers, the productivity of enterprises and the inclusiveness of economic growth.

  3. ILO Governing Body considers bleak economic outlook, calls for focus on jobs and dialogue

    16 November 2012

    The global jobs gap will widen as the world’s economy worsens, says ILO’s Governing Body, as it ends its Autumn session.

  4. Malala Yousafzai is a global symbol of every girl's right to an education

    12 November 2012

    Education is a fundamental human right and it is a pathway to development, tolerance and global citizenship and is a crucial component of any effective effort to eliminate child labour. IPEC is adding its voice to the messages from over 1 million people across the globe for universal education and to eliminate child labour. We stand by The Office of the UN Special Envoy for Global Education and we support the UN Secretary-General's Global Initiative on Education.

  5. New Initiative to promote a General Labour History of Africa

    07 November 2012

    International and African researchers, historians and senior officials gathered in Addis Ababa under the auspices of the International Institute of Social History (IISH) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) to launch a new initiative designed to promote a general labour history of Africa.

  6. The signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Danish Foreign Ministry

    06 November 2012

    Under this agreement, the Danish government will finance the activities of the first phase of the project in the amount of $ 1.6 million USD; which is to be implemented during the next year, 2013. Subsequently, the Danish Government expressed the intention to possibly fund the second phase of the project in the amount of $ 4.4 million USD.

  7. Denmark and ILO team up to advance youth employment in Egypt

    06 November 2012

    Denmark donates US$1.6 million to finance the first phase of two youth employment projects in Egypt.

October 2012

  1. Decent Work Country Programme for Zimbabwe 2012 – 2015 signing ceremony

    22 October 2012

    The 2012 - 2015 Decent Work Country Programme for Zimbabwe was signed on 22 October 2012 in Harare.

  2. Towards Equity in Natural Resources Development

    19 October 2012

    Africa is rich in natural resources with great potential to boost economic growth. ILO calls for an integrated approach to job-rich development of natural resources with a combination of top-down and bottom-up policies.

  3. ILO says cooperatives key to boosting food production

    16 October 2012

    Agricultural cooperatives – the theme of the 2012 World Food Day – are a vehicle for decent lives and decent work, according to ILO Director-General Guy Ryder.