News and Press releases

May 2019

  1. Child labour in mining, poor working conditions take centre stage in inter-regional meeting

    29 May 2019

    With the growing global movement to support just transition and formalization of artisanal and small-scale gold mines, the ILO brought together experts and global actors to address child labour and poor working conditions in an inter-regional meeting held in the Philippines.

  2. Zimbabwe joins efforts to combat forced labour

    29 May 2019

    Zimbabwe has ratified the Protocol of 2014 to the Forced Labour Convention becoming the 32nd ILO Member State to do so.

  3. Rwanda ratifies the Labour Administration Convention, 1978 (No. 150)

    28 May 2019

  4. ILO teamed up with tripartite partners to relay road safety and Decent Work

    27 May 2019

    ILO and tripartite partners competed as one team in a relay promoting road safety and Decent Work as part of ILO centenary activity.

  5. Sub-regional tripartite workshop on the promotion of the ILO Guidelines on decent work and socially responsible tourism, Arusha, Tanzania

    21 May 2019

    40 representatives of workers’ and employers’ organizations and governments from Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda to share knowledge on tourism development policies

  6. ILO-Employment Intensive Investment Programme (EIIP) and Ministries of Works and Infrastructure Tanzania Mainland and Zanzibar conduct Soil and watershed Management workshop, Iringa, Tanzania

    09 May 2019

    30 Engineers, technicians, Environmentalists and Social Experts familiarized with Environmental Conservation in road construction and maintenance.

  7. ILO and IGAD consult social partners on IGAD draft Protocol on Free Movement of Persons

    09 May 2019

    ILO and IGAD invite social partners to discuss the draft Protocol on Free Movement of Persons before it is adopted.

  8. Partners Commends the ILO for Its Support to Nigeria, Ask for More

    08 May 2019

    The year 2019 is observed across the world as the Centenary year of the ILO. The year also marks the 60th Anniversary of the establishment of the ILO in Africa, with its first African Office in Lagos, Nigeria. Celebrating the ILO in Nigeria was characterized by pouring of encomiums on the ILO for its contributions to the development of the Nigeria and humanity.

  9. Training Workshop on Soil and Water Conservation for Road Construction Engineers, Technicians, Environmental and Social Experts in Tanzania, 06 – 17 May 2019, Iringa, Tanzania

    07 May 2019

    Targeted at mainstreaming soil erosion prevention and control in the Delivery of road infrastructure

  10. IGAD member states discuss labour migration, mobility governance and skills development

    07 May 2019

    ILO partners with IGAD and EU to validate findings of two studies on assessment of labour migration and mobility governance, and potentials of skills development for regulated labour mobility in the IGAD Region.