News and Press releases

June 2019

  1. ILO to launch a programme on advancing Decent Work and inclusive industrialization in Ethiopia

    26 June 2019

    ILO is to host a launching event for the programme on advancing Decent Work and inclusive industrialization in Ethiopia.

  2. Future of trade unions depends on organizing the informal economy

    20 June 2019

    A new report reveals that organizing workers in the informal economy may spark the renewal of the trade union movement. This can be done by expanding membership and collective bargaining coverage in the informal economy in order to protect labour rights, project a united voice and influence social and economic policies.

  3. ILO and GIZ Launch Business Management Training In Abuja, Nigeria, to Support Employment Prospects of Potential and Return Migrants In Nigeria and Ghana

    14 June 2019

    To promote income earning and employment opportunities among potential and returning migrants, the ILO in collaboration with GIZ organized a two-week Start and Improve Your Business (SIYB) training for staff of migration and employment resource centres in Nigeria and Ghana.

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

    14 June 2019

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

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

    12 June 2019

  8. 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.

  9. Eritrea ratifies Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention

    07 June 2019

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

  10. 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.