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  1. ILO Internal Workshop on “Employment for Peace, Stability and Development”

    ILO experts from North, West and the Horn of Africa as well as HQ are meeting in Addis Ababa to prepare a regional strategy and conference on "Employment for Peace, Stability and Development" in Africa. The interactive consultation process hosted by the ROAF will review crisis situations and responses to explore policy directions and partnerships.

  2. Botswana launched a new Decent Work Country Program

    Botswana launched its Decent Work Country Program (DWCP) in Gaborone. The DWCP was signed by the Minister of Labour and Home Affairs, Hon. Peter Letlhogonolo Siele and Vic Van Vuuren, Director of the ILO, Machailo Ellis for BOCCIM and Allan Keitsing for BFTU.

  3. ILO Africa interactive workshop on managing knowledge, harnessing synergies and fostering collaboration

    More than 50 ILO Chief Technical Advisors and National Project Coordinators in Africa are meeting in Addis Ababa under the auspices of the Regional Office to discuss project achievements, share best practices and consolidate success stories with the aim of ensuring better delivery, stronger impact on the ground and enhanced capacity to mobilize resources.

  4. Labour Administration: 37th Session ARLAC Governing Council Meeting for Ministers/High Level Symposium

    The ILO Assistant-Director General and Regional Director for Africa, Mr Charles Dan, attended the 37th Africa Regional Labour Administration Centre (ARLAC) Governing Council Meeting for Ministers and a High Level Symposium on Elevating Labour Administration Systems to Key Contributors for Social Economic Development in Lusaka, Zambia. The Symposium discussed issues pertaining to Labour Administration's policy making capacity and its role in national development; Modernization of Labour Administration in the post - crisis environment; and Challenges of Labour Inspection.

  5. Namibia to implement a Decent Work Country Program

    The Government of the Republic of Namibia, represented by the Minister of Labour, the Namibian Union of National Workers and the Trade Union Congress of Namibia, and the ILO,launched the Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP) for Namibia 2010-2014.

  6. ILO expresses concern over violence against trade unions in Tunisia

    27 January 2011

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) is very concerned about the violent attacks that have recently taken place against the offices of Tunisian trade unions.

  7. ILO Joint Programming Meeting for Eastern and Southern Africa

    ILO programs and projects for Eastern and Southern Africa met in Pretoria to review and plan for the effective delivery of ILO support to the constituents of both sub-regions as well as for the 2012-2013 Biennium.

  8. ILO report warns weak jobs recovery to continue through 2011 - youth employment a world priority

    24 January 2011

    With global unemployment, as officially measured, at record highs for the third straight year since the start of the economic crisis, the International Labour Office (ILO) warned in its annual employment trends survey that weak recovery in jobs is likely to continue in 2011, especially in developed economies.

  9. 2011 Strategic Planning and Knowledge Management Meeting for ILO Directors in Africa

    The Regional Office for Africa will host the 2011 Strategic Planning and Knowledge Management Meeting for ILO Directors in the region from 17-20 January 2011 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. This important event - to be also attended by high-level participants from HQ - will mainly focus on better supporting delivery and performance, improving the knowledge management system, as well as enhancing programming and resource mobilization strategies for stronger impact and delivery in Africa.

  10. Global Report on Wage Trends during the crisis - Data for Africa to be presented

    15 December 2010

    Global Wage Report - Data for the Africa region will be presented on 17 December in Dakar, Senegal.

  11. Working together for development: Including people with disabilities

    01 December 2010

    This year’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities focuses on “Keeping the Promise of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)” to ensure that disability and the concerns of people with disabilities are reflected in the commitments made by the international community to reduce poverty by 2015. ILO Online reports on how disability-inclusive development not only helps improve the lives of people with disabilities, but can boost achievement of the MDGs.

  12. ILO to launch new Global Report on Wage Trends during the crisis

    30 November 2010

    The International Labour Office (ILO) will launch the second edition of its Global Wage Report which provides a global analysis of wage trends during the crisis using the latest world, regional and country-level estimates.

  13. ILO Governing Body concludes discussions on policy coherence, social protection in jobs crisis response

    19 November 2010

    The Governing Body of the International Labour Organization (ILO) examined initiatives to secure a jobs-rich recovery and more policy coherence in the international system at its meeting in Geneva on 4-19 November. It also took a number of decisions regarding fundamental rights at work.

  14. Social security plays critical role in times of crisis, but still eludes much of the world

    16 November 2010

    A new report by the International Labour Office (ILO) says that while social security measures have played a critical role in reducing the social impact of economic crises both now and in the past, basic social security coverage remains out of reach for most of the world, especially in low-income countries.

  15. ILO to assist Nigeria on the Global Jobs Pact

    02 November 2010

    The International Labour Organization will assist Nigeria in the implementation of the Global Jobs Pact

  16. World of Work Report 2010: ILO says long “labour market recession” worsens social outlook in many countries

    30 September 2010

    A new report by the research arm of the International Labour Organization (ILO) says a long “labour market recession” is worsening the social outlook in many countries.

  17. Promoting job creation for young people in multinational enterprises

    01 September 2010

    Liberia’s 14 year war left gaping holes in the infrastructure critical to investment and recovery and delayed a generation of youth from entering the labour market. Today, almost two-thirds of the population live in poverty. Youth between ages of 15 and 35 make up 53 per cent of the workforce, yet constitute 58 per cent of the unemployed. The integration of young people into the labour market is critical for overall economic development and in securing stability in a post-conflict country like Liberia. ILO Online asked Yukiko Arai, senior specialist in the ILO’s Multinational Enterprises Programme, how multinational enterprises (MNEs) can contribute to the generation of more quality jobs for local youth.

  18. ILO Technical Assistance Package for Zimbabwe Launch

    27 August 2010

    On Friday 27th August, 2010, the Government of Zimbabwe, ZCTU, EMCOZ and the ILO jointly launched a technical assistance package to the country. The technical assistance is in follow-up to the Commission of Inquiry on the application of the Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise Convention, 1948 (No. 87) and the Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining Convention, 1949 (No. 98) that visited Zimbabwe last year.

  19. ILO and IMF Conference in Oslo to address ways of accelerating a job-rich crisis recovery

    18 August 2010

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) announced a joint conference to be hosted by the Prime Minister of Norway, Jens Stoltenberg, on 13 September 2010, in Oslo, to explore new ways of forging a sustainable, job-rich recovery from the global economic crisis.

  20. World economic crisis has spurred a record increase in youth unemployment says ILO

    11 August 2010

    Global youth unemployment has reached its highest level on record, and is expected to increase through 2010, the International Labour Organization (ILO) said in a new report issued to coincide with the launch of the UN International Youth Year on 12 August.