News and Press releases

September 2011

  1. Johannesburg: Adoption of a Strategy for Action and a Resolution in Africa on Multinational Enterprises.

    22 September 2011

  2. ILO and chocolate and cocoa industry forge new partnership to combat child labour in West Africa

    12 September 2011

    Eight companies in the chocolate and cocoa industry – ADM, Barry Callebaut, Cargill, Ferrero, The Hershey Company, Kraft Foods, Mars, Incorporated, and Nestlé – have pledged US $2 million to a new Public-Private Partnership (PPP) with the International Labour Office (ILO) to combat child labour in cocoa growing communities in Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire.

  3. African ministers call for ILO support to boost employment-intensive investments in infrastructure

    07 September 2011

    Ministers from some 13 African countries at the 14th Regional Seminar for Labour Based Practitioners have called on the International Labour Organization (ILO) to boost its cooperation with other international partners to support employment-intensive investments in infrastructure and other sectors.

August 2011

  1. Activities on the implementation of Commission of Inquiry report recommendation number 4 and 5

    24 August 2011

    As part of the support to the implementation of the International Labour Organisation’s Commission of Inquiry’s seven (7) recommendations on Zimbabwe’s case, the ILO Harare Country Office conducted two workshops:

  2. Kenya: Regional Seminar on the Role of Trade Unions in Rural Development and Youth Employment in Africa

    12 August 2011

  3. Communicating Labour Rights: A training course for media professionals of Africa

    08 August 2011

    Some 15 African journalists attended a practical training - organized jointly by the ILO-ITC Training Center and the ILO Regional Office for Africa - on the relevance of international labour standards to increase responsible and accurate media reporting for better public understanding on labour and social development issues (Youth Employment, Social Protection, Skills Development, Women Economic Empowerment and gender Equality, etc.) Participants were also briefed on the 12th edition of the African Regional Meeting scheduled from 11-14 October in Johannesburg, South Africa. Journalists are now competing in the 2011 International Journalistic Prize "Media for Labour Rights

July 2011

  1. Guinea: Seminar on the prevention and management of armed and violent conflicts

    08 July 2011

May 2011

  1. Global economic crisis opens up new space for discrimination at work, ILO says

    16 May 2011

    In the new Global Report on Equality at Work 2011, the International Labour Office (ILO) notes that in spite of continuous positive advances in anti-discrimination legislation, the global economic and social crisis has led to a higher risk of discrimination against certain groups such as migrant labour.

  2. Labour Law Reform: Capacity Building Workshop

    13 May 2011

    The workshop stemmed from the Road Map of the tripartite Labour Law Reform Advisory Council which identified capacity building of stakeholders involved in the labour law reform process as a key element. The workshop was aimed at bringing stakeholders and labour law experts together to discuss and fuse areas of common interest and identify areas of difference in the labour law harmonization and reform process. The recommendations from the workshop together with the position papers from the tripartite partners will form the basis of further negotiations by the tripartite Labour Law Reform Advisory Council which has the mandate to guide the law reform process.

  3. Tripartite Negotiating Forum Technical Committee Workshop

    06 May 2011

    The Workshop was held at Carribea Bay, Kariba, Zimabbwe in line with the objectives of the ILO/UNDP Project on Strengthening of Social Dialogue and Tripartite Cooperation in Zimbabwe which is focused on the revival of the Tripartite Negotiating Forum (TNF). The meeting was held as a follow-up to the official launch of the Kadoma Declaration “Towards a shared national social and economic vision” by the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe on 26 February 2010.