News and Press releases

August 2011

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

    12 August 2011

  2. 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.

  4. First ILO participation to the World Economic Forum on Africa

    03 May 2011

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) attended for the first time the 2011 World Economic Forum in Africa which convened more than 900 leader from government, private sector and civil society from 4 - 6 May in Cape Town, south Africa.

April 2011

  1. Implementing the “Virtuous Triangle” : Addis Ababa Conference adopts a Roadmap on Employment for Peace, Stability and Development in the Horn of Africa

    12 April 2011

    More than 150 High Level Representatives of Governments, Workers’ and Employers’ Organizations, and the civil society – gathered from 11-12 April 2011 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - adopted a comprehensive roadmap for the implementation of a Regional Strategy (hyperlink) for Employment for Peace in the Horn of Africa.

  2. Employment for Peace, Stability and Development for the Horn of Africa

    11 April 2011

    The Employment for Peace, Stability and Development in the Horn of Africa - Conference of Stakeholders’ and Development Partners’ - was held from 11-12 April 2011 at the United Nations Conference Centre in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

March 2011

  1. ILO Director-General Juan Somavia accepts invitation to make official visit to Egypt

    10 March 2011

    International Labour Organization (ILO) Director-General Juan Somavia will travel to Egypt on Friday 11 March 2011 at the invitation of the country’s government to examine the labour and social situation there and the manner in which the ILO can best provide support and assistance during the transitional period and beyond.