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  1. Tackling child labour: from commitment to action

    01 June 2012

    This paper considers the progress that ILO member States are making in the application of ILO Conventions and Recommendations. It draws on two reports considered by the 2012 International Labour Conference: 'Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work: From commitment to action' and 'Giving globalization a human face.

  2. ILO at South Africa’s Youth unemployment Rally

    Vic van Vuuren, Director of ILO Pretoria addressed more than 600 students at a rally hosted by MISA and the Federation of Unions of South Africa (FEDUSA). Addressing youth unemployment is one of the core focus areas of the ILO.

  3. Building Modern and Effective Labour Administration and Inspection Systems in Swaziland

    New approaches on labour inspection systems were at the heart of the meeting, including the revitalization of the inspection services and the outlining of a range of innovative methodologies to labour inspection work.

  4. 21 million people are now victims of forced labour, ILO says

    01 June 2012

    According to new ILO estimates, three out of every 1,000 people worldwide are trapped in jobs into which they were coerced or deceived and which they cannot leave.

  5. Transition to green economy could yield up to 60 million jobs, ILO says

    31 May 2012

    The transformation to a greener economy could generate 15 to 60 million additional jobs globally over the next two decades and lift tens of millions of workers out of poverty, according to a new report led by the Green Jobs Initiative.

  6. The role of Trade Unions in women’s’ entrepreneurship development in South Africa

    The ILO WEDGE-South Africa together with the Federation of Unions of South Africa (FEDUSA) organized an introductory training on Women Entrepreneurship Development (WED) to raise awareness of the role of trade unions in promoting WED.

  7. Employment-Intensive Investment for Sustainable Development Training and Knowledge-sharing course

    The ultimate aim of the course is to contribute towards the development and effective implementation of jobrich public investment policies and programmes for poverty reduction and sustainable development.

  8. HIV Voluntary Counselling and Testing programme

    A workshop was held to support the Chirundu Hot Springs Savings and Credit Cooperative (SACCO) to carry out a HIV Voluntary Counselling and Testing (VCT) programme and to recruit more members. It was under the Economic Empowerment and HIV Vulnerability Reduction along Transport Corridors in Southern Africa Programme. The workshop coincided with the visit of Ms Alice Ouedraogo, the ILO/AIDS Director

  9. South Sudan becomes 184th ILO member State

    25 May 2012

  10. High-Level Tripartite Conference on Social Dialogue

    Tunisia and the International Labour Organisation (ILO) - with the support of the Belgian Government - are organising a high-level tripartite conference under the theme "Tunisia: Social dialogue as a response to social and economic challenges of the day", 24-25 May 2012 in Tunis, Tunisia.

  11. Regional Action Plan for the Elimination of Child labour in ECOWAS countries

    The Regional Action Plan (RAP) for the elimination of child labour in ECOWAS Countries designed by the ILO and the ECOWAS Commission - is being discussed at the experts’ level (ILO, ECOWAS, key stakeholders) for formulation of effective policy recommendations to be implemented in the sub-region

  12. Making business easier: Towards the Red Tape reduction initiative in South Africa

    The Mangaung Metro Municipality hosted South Africa’s business community for a general discussion on Red Tape issues for businesses operating in the Metro area. The estimated annual cost of red tape to South African SMMEs is excessive and South Africa is looking at best ways and means to improve its business environment.

  13. Consultative Meeting on Financial Inclusion for Women Entrepreneurs in Nigeria

    Abuja is hosting a shareholders consultative meeting aimed at promoting and enhancing the financial inclusion of women entrepreneurs by addressing the constraints that exclude women entrepreneurs from full participation in the financial sector and assist them to become better integrated into the mainstream economy.

  14. Six Project Proposals Selected for Funding by CoopAFRICA Challenge Fund

    23 May 2012

    Six proposals have been selected by CoopAFRICA in the fifth call for proposals in 2011. Through this round, CoopAFRICA’s Challenge Fund supported initiatives implemented by cooperative support organizations for the benefit of women and/or youth. The Call was open to 4 African countries - Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania Mainland and Uganda, and through it projects could be supported on a cost-sharing basis with grants of up to 20,000 USD.

  15. ILO and IMF support discussion of a new strategy for employment, decent work and development in Zambia

    23 May 2012

    Zambian authorities, trade unions and employers agreed to work together and with the ILO and the IMF to promote employment by creating inclusive growth, at a two day-meeting that ended in Lusaka on 22 May.

  16. SADC countries aim at coherent social protection systems

    Building policy coherence between Social Protection Floors, National Socio-economic development strategies and good governance was at the center of the debate among SADC member countries gathered in Johannesburg, South Africa under the auspices of the ILO and the Friedrich Hebert Shtiftung.

  17. Conference: Towards a new growth strategy for employment, decent work and development in Zambia

    The Government of Zambia, the ILO and the IMF organized a high-level conference on social dialogue entitled Towards a New Growth Strategy for Employment, Decent Work and Development in Zambia on 21-22 May 2012, in Lusaka, Zambia

  18. Africa: No real growth without jobs

    10 May 2012

    Pro-employment macroeconomic policies, public works schemes, investments and promotion of youth employability are key to ensuring future generations share Africa’s growth story, the ILO says as the World Economic Forum on Africa meets.

  19. Workshop for Labour Officers and Private Employment Agencies on How to Monitor the Recruitment of Migrant Workers

    ILO Country Office Abuja and the Federal Ministry of Labour and Productivity jointly organized a 2 day workshop for senior labour officers and private employment agencies (PEA). The PEAs came as an association under the umbrella body known as Human Capital Providers Association of Nigeria (HuCaPAN).

  20. Youth Employment Summit in South Africa

    The Youth Employment Summit was held under the theme of Decent Work for Youth. The Summit served as a platform for young people, policy-makers and the social partners to exchange views on the national youth employment situation and to share good practice. The Summit was also intended to help raise awareness on the urgency of promoting decent work for youth.