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  1. ILO partners with ICEED to eliminate child labour through economic empowerment and vocation skills training for youth in Malawi

    10 March 2022

    Lilongwe, March 10, 2022 – The International Labour Organization (ILO), ACCEL Africa Malawi project and the Impact Centre for Economic Empowerment and Development (ICEED) have signed a new partnership valued at Mk376 million (circa. USD$450,000) to eliminate child labour in Malawi by implementing a technical vocational skills training program with at least 300 youths of legal working age (14 -17 years and above) and economic empowerment activities for atleast 500 men and women in the lower tiers of the tea and coffee supply chains.

  2. National Statistical Office (NSO) of Malawi partners with the International Labour Organization to survey child labour in Malawi’s tea and coffee sectors

    10 March 2022

    Malawi, 10th March 2022 – The National Statistical Office of Malawi (NSO), with support from the International Labour Organization (ILO) through the ACCEL Africa Malawi project will conduct a child labour survey in the country’s tea and coffee sectors. Data will be collected from some 1,380 households involved in tea and coffee production across the five districts of Chitipa, Mulanje, Mzimba, Ntchisi, and Thyolo.

  3. Panel discussion and launch of the Guide on Extending Social Protection to Migrant Workers, Refugees, and their Families

    This webinar will present the Guide on Extending Social Protection to Migrant Workers, Refugees, and their Families and provide an overview of the policy and administrative options that can be considered to extend social protection to migrant workers, refugees and their families. A selected number of country and regional practices will be presented that may inspire countries when engaging in legal reforms, negotiating social security agreements and designing social protection schemes.

  4. Capacity Building Workshop for Federations Provincial HIV and AIDS coordinators

    Strategic Planning session with COSATU, FEDUSA and NACTU

  5. Generating evidence and informing policy – The SCORE approach to productivity and competitiveness.

    07 March 2022

    The Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprises (SCORE) hosted a consultative workshop with key government and private sector stakeholders following the conclusion of the 3-year implementation of SCORE programme in Ethiopia.

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    I want to be a leader for Gambian youth

    04 March 2022

    At the age of 22, Sainabou Jammeh is one of the first women in The Gambia to be managing Director of a construction company. She co-founded the company after participating in the ILO’s Employment-Intensive Investment Programme (EIIP).

  7. The ILO ProAgro Ethiopia Project organized the first regional Technical Working Group meeting in Sidama Regional State, Ethiopia

    03 March 2022

  8. Mozambique's National Institute of Social Security convenes award ceremony of journalism prize on contributory social protection

    03 March 2022

    24 February 2022 - With the support of the ILO through the ACTION/Portugal project, the National Institute of Social Security of Mozambique organized an award ceremony to recognize the work done by journalists in supporting the dissemination of high-quality information on social insurance to the public

  9. Regional e-conference “Ageing and Long-Term Care with a Focus on National Transfer Accounts”

    This is the third webinar of a series of events aiming to foster exchanges and promote mutual learning among countries in the Asia Pacific region and beyond, on strategies, progress and remaining challenges on the extension of social health protection.

  10. ILO joins the Government of Tanzania to celebrate the graduation of 2,537 graduates from RPL programme

    28 February 2022

    The graduation ceremony was officiated by the Government of the Republic of Tanzania in Arusha.

  11. Apprenticeship brings a new dawn for host community and refugee youth in Uganda

    25 February 2022

    The ILO, with support from the government of the Netherlands and participation of the government of Uganda, employers and training institutes, has been able to place 95 hotel management apprentices in 40 hotels to gain on-the-job experience

  12. Panel discussion and report launch: Making universal social protection a reality for people living with, at the risk of, and affected by HIV or Tuberculosis

    This webinar will launch the ILO paper "Making universal social protection a reality for people living with, at the risk of, and affected by HIV or Tuberculosis’"

  13. Training of Trainers and handbook validation on Core Skills in Agro-processing in Ethiopia

    21 February 2022

  14. Kenya ratifies key international labour standards for fishers and seafarers

    21 February 2022

    The Government of Kenya has ratified two international labour standards that will promote decent work for the country’s seafarers and fishers. It has also submitted notification of acceptance of amendments to a third, already ratified, maritime labour Convention.

  15. The ILO Just Transition and Green Jobs for Nigeria Project Steering Committee Chart the Course for the Project

    21 February 2022

    The ILO Just Transition and Green Jobs for Nigeria Project Steering Committee Chart the Course for the Project The Steering Committee of the ILO Just Transition and Green Jobs for Nigeria Project met on 27th January 2022 to map out strategies for effective implementation of the project in Nigeria. This followed the appointment of a National Project Coordinator (NPC), whose main function is to manage the implementation of the project.

  16. ILO, ITU and AU host online event about scaling up initiatives that harness Africa’s digital transformation to create decent jobs for youth

    17 February 2022

    On 16 February 2022, the International Labour Organization (ILO), International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and African Union (AU) organized an online event, entitled “Creating decent jobs for youth through digital transformation”. The webinar was held as a side event during the Africa-Europe Week of Partnerships 2022, in the lead-up to the 6th EU-AU Summit in Brussels.

  17. Joint Labour Migration Programme Launches New Four-Year Phase of ‘Catalytic Actions'

    15 February 2022

    Partners of the AU-ILO-IOM-ECA Joint Programme on Labour Migration Governance for Development and Integration in Africa (JLMP) met 10 February to assess the programme’s achievements and to launch a new four-year component known as ‘Catalytic Actions of the JLMP (JLMP-Action)’, funded by the Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation (SDC).

  18. AUC and ILO reaffirm commitment to strengthen social justice and decent work in Africa

    10 February 2022

    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 10 February 2022 – The African Union Commission (AUC) and International Labour Organization (ILO) have reaffirmed their cooperation and partnership by signing an Agreement aimed at improving the world of work and employment in Africa.

  19. UPSHIFT to elevate youth in Uganda with skills and social entrepreneurship

    08 February 2022

    The joint ILO and UNICEF programme will impart life skills and improve employability of youth recovering from the impact of COVID-19 pandemic.

  20. Joining nets across countries and waters to better protect fishers and their stock

    04 February 2022