News and Press releases

October 2012

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. ILO calls on G20 to live up to its promise to tackle the crisis

    11 October 2012

    The ILO Director-General says G20 countries should stand by their commitment to take new, urgent measures in the face of deteriorating global economic conditions.

  4. Youth labour market still critical in G20 countries

    03 October 2012

    Data presented at a G20 meeting in Geneva shows that youth unemployment rates remain alarming, ranging from about 8 per cent to over 50 per cent in 17 of the 20 member countries. The G20 Task Force on Employment agreed to promote quality apprenticeships.

  5. Social dialogue needed to prevent further violence in SA mines, says ILO

    01 October 2012

    The ILO calls for social dialogue and a review of labour market institutions to avoid further violence in the South African mining industry

September 2012

  1. UN envoy welcomes election of Speaker of Parliament in Somalia

    28 September 2012

  2. Government Republic of Zambia(GRZ) and United Nations (UN) Joint Programme launched Gender Based Violence launched

    25 September 2012

    The Government of Republic of Zambia (GRZ) and the United Nations (UN) Launched a four-year GRZ-UN Joint Programme, with a budget of USD 15.5 million, to reduce Gender Based Violence (GBV) in Zambia.

  3. Somalia chooses new leader in presidential elections10 September 2012, Mogadishu

    10 September 2012

    Hassan Sheikh Mohamud defeats the incumbent president by 190 to 79 in a runoff following first round of voting by MPs.


    08 September 2012

    Japan pledges renewed support to reintegrate youth back into communities

  5. Somali MPs to elect new president in historic vote

    08 September 2012