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  1. Expand social protection coverage to limit the effects of the pandemic, say trade unions

    05 July 2022

    Trade union leaders and representatives from around the world agreed that extending social protection coverage and strengthening social protection systems is of highest priority. The fallout from the pandemic has underlined the need for governments to make social protection a reality for all.

  2. Social Protection: Three questions to Ursula Kulke…

    01 July 2022

    The ILO will organize the 5th meeting of the Social Protection, Freedom and Justice for Workers Network on 5th July. Ursula Kulke, Senior Social Protection Specialist, explains the objectives of this meeting and the next steps towards achieving the extension of social protection for all.

  3. Liberia ratifies the Equal Remuneration Convention and the Minimum Age Convention

    30 June 2022

    Liberia has now ratified eight fundamental Conventions. There are eleven ILO fundamental instruments (10 Conventions and one Protocol) following the decision, at the 110th Session of the ILC this June, to include safe and healthy working conditions in the ILO’s framework of fundamental principles and rights at work. They cover five core principles and rights at work: the abolition of forced labour, the elimination of child labour, equality and non-discrimination at work, freedom of association and collective bargaining, and a safe and healthy working environment.

  4. Liberia ratifies the Equal Remuneration Convention and the Minimum Age Convention

    29 June 2022

  5. Launch of the report "Decent work deficits among rural workers"

    This webinar is bringing together senior trade union leaders, workers and allies, ILO leadership, researchers, and academicians to discuss about challenges, opportunities and strategies to address the decent work deficits in the rural economy.

  6. ILO and Embassy of Japan in Madagascar launch a project to strengthen community resilience against COVID-19 and drought

    24 June 2022

    Antananarivo - 24 June 2022 - The Ministry of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, the Embassy of Japan and the ILO in Madagascar officially launch a project aimed at strengthening community resilience against the COVID-19 crisis and drought through green works in Amboasary and Bekily districts


    16 June 2022

    Freetown City Council (FCC), the United Nations Capital Development (UNCDF) and the International Labour Organization (ILO), together with their implementing partners, have today launched the “Women for Water and Peace” (W4WP) Project at the New City Hall in Freetown. The project is funded by the United Nations Secretary-General’s Peacebuilding Fund.

  8. 90 youth not in education, employment, or training participate in a modular apprenticeship programme in Zanzibar

    15 June 2022

    120 apprentices have graduated from the first phase of the programme.

  9. Nigeria Labour Congress and the General Federation of Workers Trade Unions in Bahrain sign a Memorandum of Understanding for promoting migrants’ workers’ rights.

    14 June 2022

    Strengthening Inter-regional Dialogue and Collaboration between Workers Organizations in Nigeria and GCC Countries for improved protection and promotion of rights of migrant workers.

  10. ILO launches a two-year capacity building partnership with the Ethiopian Investment Commission on ‘enhancing the impact of investment on employment and decent work creation in Ethiopia’ for the Ethiopian Investment Commission and Regional Investment Bureaus

    09 June 2022

  11. Launch of the project "Green jobs for young men and women in Algeria for a just transition to a sustainable work future"

    07 June 2022

    On 1 and 2 June 2022, the ILO Office for Algeria, Libya, Morocco, Mauritania and Tunisia, together with the government of Algeria and social partners, organized a workshop to launch a project to promote green and better jobs in Algeria.

  12. ILC 2022: What are the challenges and opportunities for workers?

    06 June 2022

    Paola del Carmen Egusquiza Granda (Peru), Worker Vice-Chairperson of the 110th Session of the International Labour Conference, discusses the challenges and opportunities of this hybrid meeting. In the context of the fragile recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, Ms. Egúsquiza speaks about the role of trade unions in addressing concerns about the looming energy, funding and financial crises.

  13. ILO Partners with the Government of Nigeria to Strengthen Capacities of National Stakeholders on Bilateral Labour Agreements

    03 June 2022

    A two-day National Workshop on Bilateral Labour Agreements was convened by the Government of Nigeria in collaboration with the International Labour Organization to train stakeholders on developing, negotiating, and implementing BLAs.

  14. Advancing productivity, quality improvement and decent work in Ethiopia’s garment industry - results so far.

    01 June 2022

    The ILO Programme on Advancing Decent Work and Inclusive Industrialization in Ethiopia (SIRAYE) identified that a majority of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the Ethiopian garment industry experienced low productivity and poor working conditions. To address this and to establish a robust, sustainable and inclusive compliance system, the ILO SCORE Programme piloted productivity, quality and lean production techniques in selected garment factories, with attention to continuous and measurable improvements.

  15. The Government of Nigeria, social partners and development partners launch new programme on just transition, placing jobs and social justice at the centre of climate action

    30 May 2022

    The government of Nigeria, representatives of employers’ and workers’ organizations and development partners have launched a new initiative to place jobs and social justice at the centre of the ecological transition.

  16. Kennedy Phiri an example of Ability

    24 May 2022

    The ILO the United Nations Joint Programme for Social Protection (ILO, UNICEF) is providing technical support to the Zambia Agency for Persons with Disabilities aimed at behaviour change awareness to reduce stigma towards Persons with Disabilities as well as advocate on how they can claim their rights in order to fully realize their potential in society.

  17. Impacting the next generation of farmers

    24 May 2022

    Monica Mulongoti, who lives with a disability, has excelled in her farming endeavours. She is impacting the next generation of farmers with knowledge that will help them thrive off the land. She is doing this through her children and youths in the community.

  18. Moving Families out of poverty through the One Stop Shop

    24 May 2022

    Through the Single Window Service (SWS) delivery system Mary was introduced to various social protection programmes that enabled her to provide nutritious food to her family.

  19. Labour migration, when properly governed, is essential to the needs of enterprises and the long-term success of economies employers say in a workshop in East Africa

    21 May 2022

    The ILO Bureau for Employers’ Activities (ACT/EMP) in partnership with the East African Employers Organisation (EAEO) organised a workshop for employers from the East African Community and the Horn of Africa on better regional migration management.

  20. Global Child Labour Conference agrees Durban Call to Action to end child labour

    The ‘Durban Call to Action’ includes strong commitments on action against child labour while raising concerns that existing progress has slowed and is now threatened by the COVID-19 pandemic, armed conflict, as well as food, environmental and humanitarian crises.