What's new

  1. Africa: How to focus on HIV interventions in AU Peace Support Operations

    The ILO is joining the African Union and partners into the first consultative workshop on how best to mainstream HIV into AU Peace Support Operations and develop a plan of action for AU Peacekeepers and staff on the ground.

  2. Combating gender-based discrimination in East Africa

    The ILO organized a workshop aimed at professional upgrading for judges and registrars from Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda and Tanzania on combating gender-based discrimination in the workplace in East Africa. Participants were sensitized on the use of ILO’s labour standards and supervisory bodies and their potential for enforcing national laws on gender equality.

  3. Communicating Labour Rights: A training course for African media professionals at ITC-ILO

    African media professionals are trained on how best to use International Labour Standards and the work of the ILO supervisory bodies to increasingly report and raise public awareness of human and labour rights and their relevance to social development issues.

  4. Understanding the drivers of the youth labour market in Kenya

    03 October 2013

    A new ILO research paper highlights key factors of youth unemployment in Kenya with a focus on labour market conditions and major policy recommendations geared towards the improvement of the youth employment content of economic growth.

  5. Poverty Reduction through Tourism in Africa

    26 September 2013

    More than 50 million people visit Africa yearly. That's about 5% of all international travel, but on World Tourism Day, these low figures do not reflect the vast role tourism plays in many African economies. One out of every 20 jobs in Africa is in the hotel, tourism and travel industry.

  6. ILO, IIDA and the Ministry of Women and Family Affairs launch EU funded gender project

    23 September 2013

    The International Labour Organization (ILO), IIDA (Women’s Development Organisation) and the Ministry of Women and Family Affairs launch an important new project aimed at supporting the promotion of gender equality and women’s economic empowerment in Somalia.

  7. A Somali Spring? Prospects for post transition Somalia

    23 September 2013

    “A Somali Spring?” is a lecture series presented by the Rift Valley Institute. The forum was held at the Braeburn Theatre and moderated by the Somali Ambassador to Kenya.

  8. New ILO Child Labour Report calls for strong focus on Sub-Saharan Africa

    23 September 2013

    A new report by the International Labour Organization (ILO) states that the global number of child labourers has declined by one third since 2000, from 246 million to 168 million. But Sub-Saharan Africa continues to be the region with the highest incidence of child labour with more than one in five children in child labour.

  9. Arab Labour Conference on Labour Market Governance in the Context of Changing Arab Societies - Egypt

    The ILO, Arab Labor Organization and high-level representatives from governments, unions and employers’ organizations discuss labour market governance in the context of Arab transitions.

  10. Tackling Child Labour through Education in Kenya

    21 September 2013

    The Federation of Kenyan Employers (FKE) - in collaboration with the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the European Union (EU) – implemented a programme on “Tackling Child Labour through Education” where adopting a school was one of the key innovative strategies. The “Adopt a school” process is to involve the private sector in supporting Educational Programmes to improve access, equity and transition rate.

  11. What progress have we made to eliminate the worst forms of child labour by 2016? Find out: New ILO Global Child Labour Report and launch of CLIC-AFRICA

    20 September 2013

    The new ILO report on child labour will be launched worldwide on Monday 23 September 2013. In Africa, press briefings will be held in Addis Ababa, Dakar and Nairobi alongside a Première in the region: the creation of the new web page for the Integrated Regional Child Labour Resource Centre: CLIC-Africa

  12. UN Private Sector Forum: Discussion on Employment and Inclusive Growth in Africa

    The UN Private Sector Forum is being organized as the high-level luncheon of the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit. The Forum will focus on opportunities and challenges in Africa: How can Governments and the private sector partner to spur the creation of more and better jobs, especially for women and young people?

  13. Sensitisation of Labour Court Judges to International Labour Standards

    A sensitisation workshop on ILS for the Judges from the Labour Courts in South Africa is proposed to strengthen their already existing capacity to resort to ILS where relevant.

  14. The launch of the Corridor Economic Empowerment Innovation Fund (CEEIF), Dar es salaam Tanzania

    18 September 2013

    The ILO-Sida HIV&AIDS vulnerability Reduction and Economic Empowerment project will launch a Corridor Economic Empowerment Innovation Fund (CEEIF) on Wednesday 18th September 2013, a facility meant to address the needs of vulnerable groups of women, young girls and boys operating in the informal sector in the selected communities. The event to be officiated by the Minister for Labour and Employment, Hon. Gaudensia Kabaka at the ILO Offices in Dar es Salaam, is intended to popularize the economic empowerment strategies

  15. ILO CO Lusaka signs a Euro 5,730,000 financing agreement for the Zambia Green Jobs Programme

    18 September 2013

    CO Lusaka has, on behalf of five UN Agencies (ILO, FAO, UNEP, ITC, UNCTAD), signed a Euro 5,730,000 Agreement with the Government of Finland to finance the implementation of the Joint Programme on enhancing competitiveness and sustainable business among MSMEs in the Zambian building construction industry (Zambia Green Jobs Programme).

  16. Tribute to the trade unionist Basile Mahan Gahé, champion of tripartism

    17 September 2013

    The general secretary of the Confederation of Free Trade Unions of Côte d’Ivoire ( Dignité), Basile Mahan Gahé, died in Abidjan on Monday 16th September 2013. After being released on bail in December 2012 following several months’ detention, Mr Gahé was in Geneva for the 102nd session of the International Labour Conference in June 2013 to thank ILO and the international trade union movement who had fought for his release. In tribute to the recently departed African trade unionist, here is the last interview he gave to ACTRAV INFO, during his stay in Geneva.

  17. 17th International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA)

  18. ILO to present the latest global estimates on child labour

    13 September 2013

  19. Green Jobs Programme activities in Africa

    13 September 2013

    In Africa, green jobs activities have been implemented mainly in the eastern and south-eastern countries. The Green Jobs Programme has initiated and been involved in numerous activities in the region, notably in Kenya, Malawi, Mauritius, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

  20. Enhancing the Financial inclusion of Women Entrepreneurs in Nigeria.

    12 September 2013

    ILO collaborated with Central Bank of Nigeria to provide access to credit facilities for women entrepreneurs in Nigeria.