News and Press releases

May 2012

  1. 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.

  2. Africa: No real growth without jobs

    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.

April 2012

  1. World of Work Report 2012 'Better Jobs for a Better Economy'

    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.

  2. World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2012: Promoting safety and health in a green economy

    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.

  3. Tunisia and ILO sign two agreements to promote Youth Employment and Social Dialogue

    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.

  4. New Faces New Voices, ILO and AfDB to Join Forces to Promote Women Empowerment in Africa

    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.

  5. Japan and ILO launched new partnership on Youth Employment for Sustainable Development in Kenya

    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.

  6. Abidjan: Training on trade union unity in French-speaking Africa

    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.

March 2012

  1. Tunisia, ILO and EU Sign a New Agreement to Promote Job Creation and Professional Reinsertion

    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.

  2. Togo ratifies the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006)

    30 March 2012

    With the ratification of the MLC, 2006 by Togo, 25 ILO member States are now parties to the Convention. While the first condition for the entry into force of the Convention is already met, i.e. registered ratifications representing at least 33 per cent of the world gross tonnage of ships, the ratification of the Convention by Togo is an important step towards achieving the second condition, which is the ratification of the Convention by 30 member States.