News and Press releases

October 2011

  1. ILO warns of a generation “scarred” by a worsening global youth employment crisis

    19 October 2011

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) has warned of a “scarred” generation of young workers facing a dangerous mix of high unemployment, increased inactivity and precarious work in developed countries, as well as persistently high working poverty in the developing world.

  2. Johannesburg: 12th African Regional Meeting

    14 October 2011

  3. ILO issues the 7th edition of the “Key Indicators of the Labour Market (KILM) 2011”

    14 October 2011

    The ILO has issued the 7th edition of its biennial publication “Key Indicators of the Labour Market (KILM)”, covering 18 indicators on employment and decent work with the latest available data for more than 200 countries, areas or economies worldwide.

  4. First Lady of the Republic of Zambia calls for urgent ratification of ILO Maternity Protection Convention

    14 October 2011

    In an address to a Special Focus discussion on Women at the 12th ILO African Regional Meeting, The First Lady of the Republic of Zambia urged African countries to rapidly ratify the Maternity Protection Convention (183) of the International Labour Organization to speed up women’s social and economic empowerment in the region.

  5. 200 million Young Africans, 200 million Opportunities: Joint Initiative on Job Creation for Youth in Africa

    12 October 2011

  6. ILO Director-General in Africa: “Many success stories but more needs to be done to create decent jobs, reduce poverty”

    11 October 2011

    Africa has weathered the global economic and financial crisis better than other continents. It is growing again, exports are soaring and foreign investment is flowing in, the ILO’s Director-General, Juan Somavía, told the ILO African Regional Meeting that started on Tuesday 11 October in Johannesburg

September 2011

  1. Johannesburg: Adoption of a Strategy for Action and a Resolution in Africa on Multinational Enterprises.

    22 September 2011

  2. ILO and chocolate and cocoa industry forge new partnership to combat child labour in West Africa

    12 September 2011

    Eight companies in the chocolate and cocoa industry – ADM, Barry Callebaut, Cargill, Ferrero, The Hershey Company, Kraft Foods, Mars, Incorporated, and Nestlé – have pledged US $2 million to a new Public-Private Partnership (PPP) with the International Labour Office (ILO) to combat child labour in cocoa growing communities in Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire.

  3. African ministers call for ILO support to boost employment-intensive investments in infrastructure

    07 September 2011

    Ministers from some 13 African countries at the 14th Regional Seminar for Labour Based Practitioners have called on the International Labour Organization (ILO) to boost its cooperation with other international partners to support employment-intensive investments in infrastructure and other sectors.

August 2011

  1. Activities on the implementation of Commission of Inquiry report recommendation number 4 and 5

    24 August 2011

    As part of the support to the implementation of the International Labour Organisation’s Commission of Inquiry’s seven (7) recommendations on Zimbabwe’s case, the ILO Harare Country Office conducted two workshops: