News and Press releases

August 2012

  1. Ethiopia and ILO sign a new Memorandum of Understanding on PROPEL

    28 August 2012

    The International Labour Office (ILO), and the Ethiopian Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (MoLSA) signed a new Memorandum of Understanding with respect to the ILO-Irish Aid Partnership Project, 'Promoting Rights and Opportunities of People with disabilities in Employment through Legislation' (PROPEL). The focus will be on promoting the rights and inclusion of persons with disabilities through international conventions that Ethiopia has ratified as well as national laws and policies.

  2. South Africa could do more for miners, says ILO mining specialist

    24 August 2012

    The killings of more than 30 workers in the Marikana platinum mine have put the spotlight on working conditions in South Africa’s mining industry.

  3. South Africa promotes a revised Code of Good Practice on HIV/AIDS in the World of Work

    22 August 2012

    The Department of Labour of South Africa held a workshop to outline the newly unveiled key steps for successful implementation of the revised Hiv/AIDS and TB Code, and the technical assistance guideline (TAG) policy in the world of work.

  4. Ban welcomes inauguration of Somali parliament as watershed moment"

    20 August 2012

    United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomes the inauguration today of the New Federal Parliament of Somalia

  5. Somalia votes in new President

    20 August 2012

  6. SRSG Mahiga welcomes the communiqué issued by the signatories of the roadmap

    06 August 2012

    SRSG Mahiga welcomes the communiqué issued by the signatories of the roadmap

  7. Action plan to end killing and maiming of children signed in Mogadishu

    06 August 2012

    The Transitional Federal Government and The United Nations signed an Action Plan to end the Killing and Maiming of Children in Contravention of International Law.

  8. Somalia approves constitution

    01 August 2012

    Somalia’s leaders have adopted their first official democratic constitution in 52 years

July 2012

  1. Enhancing web capacity in ILO offices in Western & Central Africa

    27 July 2012

    The ILO Regional Office for Africa organized a short interactive and training program to boost and sustain the capacity of ILO offices in French-speaking Africa (Abidjan, Dakar, Kinshasa and Yaoundé) to jointly develop creative websites and enhance the flow of information and visibility of cooperation projects on the ground.

  2. New Initiative on Youth Employment for Sustainable Development launched in Kenya

    27 July 2012

    The International Labour Organisation (ILO), the Government of Japan and the Government of Kenya have jointly launched a new project - the Youth Employment for Sustainable Development Project (YESD) - aimed at addressing the escalating youth unemployment in Kenya while improving rural and urban road infrastructure.