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  1. © Dominic Chavez / World Bank 2022

    ILO/UNICEF: Social protection contributes to reducing child labour

    18 May 2022

    A new ILO-UNICEF report calls for the closing of the social protection coverage gap that means 1.5 billion children are still unsupported by family or child cash benefits.

  2. Far-reaching action needed to end child labour

    17 May 2022

    Delegates at the 5th Global Conference on the Elimination of Child Labour unite in calling for more to be done to end child labour

  3. "(If not for the program), it would have been hard as I would not be able to feed my kids and pay my rent" - Meseret, Ethiopia

    16 May 2022

    The ILO helped over 14,000 garment workers in Ethiopia retain their jobs during the pandemic through an income support programme designed to facilitate long-term social protection solutions.

  4. A child should go to school, not to work

    16 May 2022

    Domboué Nibéissé was 9 years old when he stopped going to school and started to work in the cotton fields in Burkina Faso. Difficult and tiring work, two years later he was given an opportunity to return to school.

  5. New ILO report finds African workplaces have been dramatically changed by the COVID-19 pandemic

    12 May 2022

  6. Dialogue Aims to Unlock the Informal Economy in Africa

    11 May 2022

    A policy dialogue titled: "Informal Economy in Africa - Why Way Forward," has brought together stakeholders from different sectors to discuss how to make economic policy responsive, inclusive, and sustainable in Africa.

  7. Media Advisory: Regional Conference On Informal Economy In Africa

    10 May 2022

    The African Union Commission (AUC), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) and are hosting a policy dialogue to discuss the increasing importance of the informal economy in Africa.

  8. 105 youth graduated from short-term apprenticeship programme in the hospitality and tourism sector

    02 May 2022

    According to the CEO of the National College of Tourism (NCT), Dr. Shogo Mlozi, 50 percent of graduates have secured employment or internship opportunities before graduating.

  9. 35 delegates from 5 African countries build their capacity on skills anticipation

    28 April 2022

    SIFA is a continental programme of the African Union Commission (AUC) and the African Union Development Agency (NEPAD), funded by the European Union and the German Government.

  10. Second MOZMOD technical retreat in Mozambique organised with ILO's support

    25 April 2022

    The second edition of the MOZMOD technical retreat on the tax-benefit microsimulation model for Mozambique, MOZMOD, kicked off yesterday in Ponta do Ouro, Maputo Province

  11. Discussion and launch of the report “The Next Normal: The Changing Workplace in Africa"

  12. Advocacy on social protection targets Mozambican Parliamentarians

    25 April 2022

    Between 18 and 19 April, around 45 parliamentarians from the Republic of Mozambique took part in an advocacy activity conducted by the Civil Society Platform on Social Protection with support from the European Union and the ILO. This activity had the goal of sensitizing legislators about key governmental interventions around social protection, particularly on the basic social security programmes administered by the National Institute of Social Action (INAS).

  13. Mozambique’s National Conference on Combatting the Worst Forms of Child Labour

    22 April 2022

    On Friday 22 April, Mozambique held its National Conference on Combatting the Worst Forms of Child Labour in Chimoio, Manica Province. Several high-level representatives took part in this conference, including the Minister of Labour and Social Security, Margarida Adamugy Talapa, the Governor of Manica, Francisca Domingos Tomás, and the Vice Minister of Gender, Child and Social Action, Lucas Mangrasse.

  14. The ILO Accel Africa supports Improved apprenticeship in dual education system through transition from school to work training.

    21 April 2022

    The Dual Education System (DES) is a unique 3-year governmental technical vocational education system that combines on-the-job training and off-the-job learning. After the 3 years, apprentices earn a technical education diploma, in addition to a local certificate from the investors' association or the authority supervising on-the-job training, which facilitates the apprentices' professional career. Apprenticeship contracts did not specify the hours of training at the company level. In addition, the rights and responsibilities of apprentices in the workplace are not known, which can lead to them performing hazardous work and experiencing the worst forms of child labor.

  15. ILO and UI Certify SCREAM Trainers to Fight Child Labour

    21 April 2022

    The ACCEL Africa Project in Nigeria is strengthening systems and providing stakeholders across spheres of the society with the skills and tools required to urgently eliminate child labour and achieve SDG Target 8.7 by 2025.

  16. Validation workshop on the deep dive study report into challenges and opportunities to promote decent work in Namibia’s fishing supply chains.

    20 April 2022

    An up-to-date integrated picture of employment and labour-related trends as well as decent work challenges and opportunities in Namibia’s fishing supply chains.

  17. Informal Economy in Africa: Which Way Forward? Making Policy Responsive, Inclusive and Sustainable

    Nearly 83% of employment in Africa and 85% in Sub-Saharan Africa is informal, absorbing many of the continent’s young employment seekers. In the past, policy narratives in Africa tended to either neglect informal economies or even viewed them as potentially threatening to formal economies – therefore needing elimination and control rather than support and investment for inclusive structural economic transformation.

  18. Industry exposure for vocational trainers to address skills gap in Ethiopia

    19 April 2022

    A public-private partnership led by ILO PROSPECTS Ethiopia is providing industry interface to trainers from vocational institutes, enhancing their understanding of skills in demand and evolving management practices.

  19. Facilitating social dialogue for enhanced involvement of stakeholders, including ILO constituents to promote decent work and social justice for all.

    19 April 2022

    ILO Partners the Government of Nigeria to conduct a National Voluntary Review of the Global Compact for Migration and preparation towards the maiden International Migration Review Forum (IMRF)

  20. United Nations Office of the Special Adviser on Africa and the ILO to Collaborate on Social Protection in Africa

    14 April 2022

    In January 2022, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the UN Office of the Special Adviser on Africa (OSAA) agreed to collaborate using Agendas 2030 and 2063 as a blueprint.