What's new

  1. YES JUMP Knowledge sharing and Green Jobs workshop

    A YES JUMP knowledge sharing and green jobs workshop was held in Mombasa, Kenya.

  2. ILO sponsors new advance course on Human Rights

    The ILO, in partnership with the University of Pretoria, held a seminar to generate better knowledge and understanding on the challenges and opportunities faced by Indigenous Peoples in Africa through a human-right based approach.

  3. ILO sponsors new advance course on Human Rights

    The ILO, in partnership with the University of Pretoria,held a seminar to generate better knowledge and understanding on the challenges and opportunities faced by Indigenous Peoples in Africa through a human-right based approach.

  4. ILO and chocolate and cocoa industry forge new partnership to combat child labour in West Africa

    12 September 2011

    Eight companies in the chocolate and cocoa industry – ADM, Barry Callebaut, Cargill, Ferrero, The Hershey Company, Kraft Foods, Mars, Incorporated, and Nestlé – have pledged US $2 million to a new Public-Private Partnership (PPP) with the International Labour Office (ILO) to combat child labour in cocoa growing communities in Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire.

  5. Questions and Answers on global trends and challenges on occupational safety and health

    12 September 2011

    The XIX World Congress on Safety and Health at Work to be held in Istanbul on 11-15 September provides a major forum to discuss the latest safety and health challenges in the world of work. ILO Online spoke with Seiji Machida, Director of the ILO’s Programme on Safety and Health at Work and the Environment (SafeWork), about the Congress and the challenges ahead.

  6. International Symposium on National Qualifications Framework

    The NQF Symposium hosted jointly by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) and the ILO aimed at building the intellectual project of NQFs in general and the South African NQF in particular. It sought to analyze and evaluate the impact of the South African NQF and the basket of policies of which it is part, on the national goals of growth and development.

  7. International Symposium on National Qualifications Framework

    The NQF Symposium hosted jointly by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) and the ILO aimed at building the intellectual project of NQFs ingeneral and the South African NQF in particular. It sought to analyze andevaluate the impact of the South African NQF and the basket of policies of which it is part, on thenational goals of growth and development

  8. African ministers call for ILO support to boost employment-intensive investments in infrastructure

    07 September 2011

    Ministers from some 13 African countries at the 14th Regional Seminar for Labour Based Practitioners have called on the International Labour Organization (ILO) to boost its cooperation with other international partners to support employment-intensive investments in infrastructure and other sectors.

  9. Workshop on Conflict Prevention and Negotiation Skills for Trade Union and Management Negotiators

    The ILO organized and facilitated a separate in-house training Workshop on Conflict Prevention and Negotiation Skills for Trade Union and Management Negotiators for the Standard Bank.

  10. Workshop on Conflict Prevention and Negotiation Skills for Trade Union and Management Negotiators

    The ILO organized and facilitated a separate in-house training Workshop on Conflict Prevention and Negotiation Skills for Trade Union and Management Negotiators for the Standard Bank

  11. Regional Summit on Domestic workers

    The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU), the South African Domestic Service & Allied Workers Union (SADSAWU), together with NACTU and FEDUSA and the ILO, hosted a Summit for Domestic Workers, 27-28 August 2011, at the Birchwood Hotel in Boksburg, South Africa.

  12. ILO’s engagement in the Horn of Africa drought crisis

    ILO has established a solid, broad operational basis across the three administrations governing Somalia at present, including through strategic partnerships with UN agencies (UNOPS) as well as local organizations. The ILO has successfully delivered essential social protection and productive cash transfers to conflict-torn areas of Somalia since 2006, mainly through employment-intensive community infrastructure investment projects. The ILO is also very well positioned to operate in the other affected regions of Ethiopia, Kenya and Djibouti.

  13. Activities on the implementation of Commission of Inquiry report recommendation number 4 and 5

    24 August 2011

    As part of the support to the implementation of the International Labour Organisation’s Commission of Inquiry’s seven (7) recommendations on Zimbabwe’s case, the ILO Harare Country Office conducted two workshops:

  14. Seminar on Sustainable Development in Postal Services in African countries

    Organized by the Universal Postal Union, Pan African Postal Union (PAPU) and La Poste (France), in cooperation with UNI Global Union and the ILO (Yaoundé and SECTOR).

  15. ILO Tripartite Regional Seminar on Skills and Employability in Telecommunications Services in Africa

  16. Sub-regional Workshop on Social Dialogue in the Public Service

  17. National workshop on promoting social dialogue on pension reform in public administration in Liberia

  18. Kenya: Regional Seminar on the Role of Trade Unions in Rural Development and Youth Employment in Africa

    12 August 2011

  19. Communicating Labour Rights: A training course for media professionals of Africa

    08 August 2011

    Some 15 African journalists attended a practical training - organized jointly by the ILO-ITC Training Center and the ILO Regional Office for Africa - on the relevance of international labour standards to increase responsible and accurate media reporting for better public understanding on labour and social development issues (Youth Employment, Social Protection, Skills Development, Women Economic Empowerment and gender Equality, etc.) Participants were also briefed on the 12th edition of the African Regional Meeting scheduled from 11-14 October in Johannesburg, South Africa. Journalists are now competing in the 2011 International Journalistic Prize "Media for Labour Rights

  20. 17th Ordinary Session of the African Union Summit on Youth Empowerment

    African Union (AU) Heads of State and Government meeting at their 17th Ordinary Session in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, from 23 June to 1st July 2011, under the Theme: “’Accelerating Youth Empowerment for Sustainable Development’’, adopted various Decisions including a Declaration on creating employment for accelerating youth development and empowerment. The Declaration requests the AUC to work with AfDB, the RECs and international partners including the ILO, on a comprehensive youth employment pact with strong national ownership and clear monitoring and evaluation system.