News and Press releases

June 2019

  1. Mauritius ratifies the Maternity Protection Convention, 2000 (No. 183)

    14 June 2019

  2. ILO Supports SME Development for Women in Nigeria with Training of Trainers Workshop on Improving Exhibition Skills

    13 June 2019

    ILO organises a Training of Trainers workshop on “Improve Your Exhibition Skills” (IYES) to build the capacity of Business Development Services providers supporting female and rural entrepreneurs to successfully organize and participate in trade fairs and exhibitions.

  3. Zambian Children Call for a Stop to Child Labour

    13 June 2019

    The 2019 World Day Against Child Labour (WDACL) was commemorated under the theme: ‘Children should not work in the fields, but on dreams’. In Zambia, multitudes of youths assembled at Lusaka’s Olympic Youth Development Centre to mark the day.

  4. Madagascar takes a leading role in the “One for All” Centenary ratification campaign by ratifying six ILO Conventions

    12 June 2019

  5. ILO calls actors to join the movement against child labour in Africa

    12 June 2019

    On the Celebration of the World Day Against Child Labour, the International Labour Organisation calls actors and organisations to join and add their voices towards the acceleration of the worldwide movement against child labour.

  6. Eritrea ratifies Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention

    07 June 2019

    Eritrea is the 185th Member State to have ratified Convention No. 182.

  7. Caring Gold Mining Project Marks World Day against Child Labour with a “Call to Action” in Ghana.

    06 June 2019

    The Call to Action is an initiative of Stakeholders of the Caring Gold Mining Project, to reinforce the implementation of interventions to reduce child labour and working conditions in the project districts. It will mobilise action against child labour in ASGM.

  8. CO Harare celebrates the Centenary

    06 June 2019

    THE International Labour Organization (ILO) Country-Office for Zimbabwe and Namibia recently celebrated its Centenary at an event, where Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa also launched and commissioned the Tripartite Negotiating Forum (TNF).

May 2019

  1. ILO organizes training of trainers on the cooperative business model towards increasing economic opportunities in the fishery sector in Mauritania

    30 May 2019

    The ToT workshop was conducted to strengthen the capacity of local institutions to support the organization of fishermen groups including cooperatives and other businesses for value-creation and marketing of fish products.

  2. 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.