23 May 2012
Six proposals have been selected by CoopAFRICA in the fifth call for proposals in 2011. Through this round, CoopAFRICA’s Challenge Fund supported initiatives implemented by cooperative support organizations for the benefit of women and/or youth. The Call was open to 4 African countries - Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania Mainland and Uganda, and through it projects could be supported on a cost-sharing basis with grants of up to 20,000 USD.
ILO and IMF support discussion of a new strategy for employment, decent work and development in Zambia
23 May 2012
Zambian authorities, trade unions and employers agreed to work together and with the ILO and the IMF to promote employment by creating inclusive growth, at a two day-meeting that ended in Lusaka on 22 May.
10 May 2012
Pro-employment macroeconomic policies, public works schemes, investments and promotion of youth employability are key to ensuring future generations share Africa’s growth story, the ILO says as the World Economic Forum on Africa meets.
30 April 2012
The ILO launched its annual report “World of Work Report 2012: Better Jobs for a Better Economy”. The new study examines the performance of different countries since the start of the global crisis through the prism of the quantity and quality of jobs.
25 April 2012
The 2012 World Day for Safety and Health at Work focuses on the promotion of occupational safety and health (OSH) in a green economy. There is a shift in the world to a greener and more sustainable economy. However, even if certain jobs are considered to be “green”, the technologies used may protect the environment but not be safe at all.
19 April 2012
The Government of Tunisia and the International Labour Organization (ILO) signed today in Cairo (Egypt) two agreements designed to strengthen their technical cooperation and to promote youth employment and social dialogue in the North-African country.
16 April 2012
New Faces New Voices (NFNV), the Pan-African Network of women in the financial and business sectors led by Ms Graça Machel, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the African Development Bank (AfDB) agreed in Abuja (Nigeria) to strengthen their cooperation to promote women empowerment in Africa.
05 April 2012
DAR ES SALAAM/ADDIS ABABA (ILO News) – The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Government of Japan launched a new creative partnership and program aimed at promoting youth employment for sustainable development of the East-African country of Kenya.
02 April 2012
The General Secretaries of a number of African trade union organizations took part in a training seminar on the unity of the trade union movement in French-speaking Africa, held in the capital of Côte d'Ivoire from 29 March to 1 April 2012.
30 March 2012
TUNISIA/ADDIS ABABA (ILO News) – The Government of Tunisia, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the European Union (EU) today signed in Tunis a new agreement aimed at promoting employment creation and professional reinsertion in the North African country.