News and Press releases

April 2019

  1. Innovative entrepreneurs key to kick-start a green Zimbabwe

    08 April 2019

    28 green-oriented businesses, with potential to grow, are contributing to the creation of green jobs and addressing global environmental challenges

  2. One step forward for the future of work in Africa: African Union and ILO hosted a ministerial side meeting on the Future of Work

    05 April 2019

    The ILO and AUC organized a ministerial side event to examine the implications of the Global Commission’s report on the Future of Work.

  3. AU adopts the proposal for a Decent Work for the Transformation of the Informal Economy programme (AUC-ILO)

    05 April 2019

    The African Union Third Session of the Specialised Technical Committee on Social Development, Labour and Employment (STC-SDLE-3) adopted the proposal for the Decent Work for the Transformation of the Informal Economy programme.

  4. ILO-AUC Ministerial side meeting on the Future of Work

    01 April 2019

    ILO will commemorate its centenary celebration by partnering with the African Union Commission (AUC).

March 2019

  1. The SKILL – UP Project Launches in Ghana

    29 March 2019

    International Labour Orgnaization (ILO) launches the SKILL UP project in Ghana. The project will focus on skills development in Agriculture, Tourism & Hospitality and the Construction sectors.

  2. ILO and Sweden sign Skills Development for Renewable Energy Sector (SKIDRES) Pilot Project

    26 March 2019

    The International Labour Organization Country Office for Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique, with funding from the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida), will support Kafue Gorge Regional Centre (KGRTC) implement a pilot project for skills development for the Renewable Energy (RE) and Energy Efficiency (EE) sub-sectors in Zambia. With strong buy-in from the private sector, both foreign and domestic, the one-year pilot project aims to contribute to Zambia having the necessary skilled people to tap into the rapid development of technology in renewable energy and energy efficiency.

  3. Conflict and mass displacement increase child labour

    20 March 2019

    Conflict and crisis in the Middle East and North Africa has led to an increase in child labour across the region, including in children’s involvement in armed conflict and other illicit activities, a new report finds.

  4. Simuka-Phakama! Green businesses can catalyse meaningful changes to the Zimbabwean economy

    18 March 2019

    On Friday 15 March 2019, 28 green business ideas from emerging and established small and medium entrepreneurs (SMEs) were celebrated at the Simuka-Phakama 2018 Green enterPRIZE Innovation Challenge Awards Ceremony. The business awards were delivered by the International Labour Organization (ILO) in collaboration with the Government of Zimbabwe, the Employers’ Confederation of Zimbabwe and the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions, with financial support from the Government of Sweden.

  5. ILO launches Soft skills training for apprenticeship graduates in Tanzania 18-22 March, Arusha.

    15 March 2019

    Targeted at filling skills-gap among the apprenticeship programme beneficiaries

  6. English-Speaking Africa Ministers of Labour end summit

    04 March 2019

    The summit, which saw Africa Ministers of Labour from Member states, who are members of the Africa Regional Labour Administration Centre (ARLAC) has ended. It was a busy three days, which started with the 45th ARLAC Governing Council, then on the second day, a discussion on the draft standard on ‘violence and harassment in the world of work’; and on the last day, the launch and deliberations of the Global Commission Report on the Future of Work; and concluding on a high note with celebrations of the ILO’s 100 years of existence hosted by the Government of South Africa.