What's new

  1. Quick impact employment creation project, SIERRA LEONE

    26 December 2012

    Quick Impact Employment Creation Project (QIECP) was designed to generate rapid employment opportunities and income generating activities for youths as well as build the foundation for sustainability of the labour-based method by strengthening the capacities of private and public entities in the country to be able to implement infrastructure works by the labour-based method.

  2. ILO and AU to scale up AU’s workplace policy on HIV and AIDS

    19 December 2012

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the African Union Commission (AUC) signed a Letter of Intent marking the beginning of a collaboration to scale up AU’s workplace policy on HIV and AIDS.

  3. South Sudan ratifies ILO Convention No. 138 and No. 182

    17 December 2012

    South Sudan's ratification of the ILO Minimum Age Convention, 1973 (No.138) and the ILO Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention, 1999 (No.182) has now been formally registered.

  4. Wanted: Local workers for the oil and gas industry

    12 December 2012

    The oil and gas industry is facing increasing shortages of skilled workers. This could be an opportunity for oil- and gas-producing countries to boost the involvement of their local workforce.

  5. ILO Global Employment Trends for Women 2012: Vulnerability gaps are still high in Africa

    11 December 2012

    Women face higher unemployment rates than men globally, with no improvements likely in the coming years, according to the new ILO Global Employment Trends for Women 2012 Report.

  6. ECOWAS Ministers call for new actions on Youth Employment and Child Labour

    11 December 2012

    The ECOWAS Ministers of Labour, Employment and Social Affairs adopted – 7th December 2012 in Dakar, Senegal - new Actions Plan on Youth Employment and for the elimination of Child labour in the West African Sub-region.

  7. ILO Global Wage Report 2012/2013 Positive wage growth in Africa yet workers taking smaller share of national income

    08 December 2012

    Workers’ share of national income has been shrinking in most countries, causing public dissatisfaction and increasing the risk of social unrest, the International Labour Organization (ILO) warned in a report.

  8. ILO Director-General expresses concern over the situation in Tunisia

    07 December 2012

  9. Liberia: Waging war on youth unemployment

    06 December 2012

    By Dennis Zulu, Chief Program Officer, ILO Office for Nigeria, Gambia, Ghana, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

  10. Job for former child soldiers

    06 December 2012

    The ILO is pursuing its efforts to strengthen the economic component of reintegration programmes for former child soldiers in countries concerned. Two new projects have started in 2012.

  11. ILO-EU project led to better coordination of social protection and employment policies in Burkina Faso, Cambodia and Honduras

    05 December 2012

    The ILO and the European Commission concluded their joint project "Improving social protection and promoting employment” in a workshop organized in Brussels. The project, signed in 2009, supported Burkina Faso, Cambodia and Honduras in the development of integrated social protection and employment policies.

  12. International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2012

    Every 3rd of December, persons with disabilities across all nations gather to commemorate the International Day of the Disabled (IDPD). The event which is observed annually internationally goes way back to 1992 with different themes each year all addressing the various concerns of persons with disabilities with the aim of promoting awareness towards inclusiveness.

  13. Promoting the Rights and Welfare of Persons With Disabilities in Africa

    03 December 2012

    African Ministers of Social Development, AU Commissioners and Experts, UN Agencies (UN Special Rapporteur on Disability, ILO, UNICEF, UNFPA), Development Partners, Representatives of African Regional and National institutions including CSO’s attended a week-long meeting in Addis Ababa to better protect the rights of persons with disabilities in Africa.

  14. A Child Labour Resource Centre for Africa Established

    30 November 2012

    The ILO established a Regional Integrated Child Labour Resource Centre on November 30, 2012, to support the development of national capacity, ownership and commitment on child labour issues.

  15. ILO and Mauritius sign MoU to implement new DWCP

    30 November 2012

    The ILO, the Government and the social partners of Mauritius signed in Port Louis a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to implement the new Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP).

  16. Heads of UN agencies launch “Getting to Zero at Work” campaign

    29 November 2012

    The campaign aims to promote ILO Recommendation 200 concerning HIV and AIDS and the World of Work, 2010.

  17. Business Associations in Somalia trained to manage and improve their associations

    The ILO, Ministry of Women and Family Affairs, Chamber of Commerce and social partners concluded a 5 day workshop on Building Women’s Entrepreneurs Associations from 21st November 2012 up to 26th November 2012 in Mogadishu.

  18. Social Security Priorities for South Africa and the Social Protection Floor

    South Africa has a fragile social security system, with gaps in the prevention and alleviation of poverty and in contributory arrangements relating to pensions and death and disability protection

  19. International Engineers Advances Training Course

    ILO and the Kenya Institute of Highways and Buildings train 11 engineers on management of public works

  20. Maternity protection: Not just a personal issue

    23 November 2012

    Many countries have ratified ILO conventions on maternity protection, but pregnant women still face workplace discrimination. Marking the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (November 25), the ILO publishes guidelines on how to implement maternity protection policies.