News and Press releases

April 2019

  1. ILO Skills-Up Certified Programme Apprentices graduate at the State University of Zanzibar

    29 April 2019

    H.E. Dr. Ali Mohamed Shein, President of Zanzibar awards Programme graduate for best performance

  2. Encountering the Rivers of Stones in Chimanimani

    24 April 2019

    Tropical Cyclone Idai ravaged Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Malawi between 14 and 15 March 2019, leaving more than 1,000 people dead and thousands missing, with homes and infrastructure completely destroyed. Whole communities have been displaced and are in great need of support at personal and communal level.

  3. ILO-Skills-Up Apprentices set to graduate in Zanzibar Dr. Ali Mohamed Shein, the President of Zanzibar to officiate at the occasion on 23 April 2019

    22 April 2019

  4. The United Republic of Tanzania ratifies the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, as amended (MLC, 2006)

    18 April 2019

    The United Republic of Tanzania is the 93rd ILO member State to have ratified this Convention.

  5. ILO conducts first advisory visit to factories in Addis Ababa and Hawassa

    15 April 2019

    ILO made its first advisory visit to registered factories in Addis Ababa and Hawassa to discuss with employers and workers on the key challenges of improving working conditions and productivity followed by supervisory skills training.

  6. Japan to support youth employment opportunities for refugees and host community in Mauritania

    11 April 2019

    The project aims at promoting economic self-sufficiency of refugees and peaceful coexistence with host communities through the development of employability schemes and decent jobs in infrastructure construction works.

  7. Important role for trade unions in addressing gender pay gap

    09 April 2019

    By targeting overall gender discrimination, promoting inclusive wage setting, pursuing specific gender pay equality measures and enhancing women’s representation in decision-making, trade unions can contribute effectively to addressing the gender pay gap.

  8. 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

  9. 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.

  10. 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.