News items

2019

  1. Photos from the ILO100 YOUTH DEBATE: Young leaders and labour market transitions

    13 June 2019

  2. Zambian Children Call for a Stop to Child Labour

    13 June 2019

    The 2019 World Day Against Child Labour (WDACL) was commemorated under the theme: ‘Children should not work in the fields, but on dreams’. In Zambia, multitudes of youths assembled at Lusaka’s Olympic Youth Development Centre to mark the day.

  3. Observing the World Day against Child Labour in Suva, Fiji

    12 June 2019

    The ILO’s Convention on the Worst Forms of Child Labour, 1999 (No. 182) has achieved almost universal ratification by the ILO’s 187 member States, and the ratification rate of the Minimum Age Convention, 1973 (No. 138) is not far behind.

  4. The ILO calls for inclusive structural transformation at the LED Regional Forum for Latin America and the Caribbean

    20 May 2019

  5. Youth Employment Project in Egypt Receives Teamwork Award

    06 May 2019

    “Decent Jobs for Egypt’s Young People – Tackling the Challenge Together” project receives “Teamwork” award in this years’ ILO recognition award competition

  6. ILO Lusaka Country Office Launches Centenary Celebrations

    03 May 2019

    The event to mark the 100 years of existence of the ILO, as well as 50 years of operation in Zambia was attended by several high ranking officials among them, cabinet ministers, permanent secretaries, ambassadors and high commissioners, donors and implementing partners.

  7. ILO fosters south-south cooperation to promote decent work for Syrian refugees and host communities 

    19 April 2019

    Constituents from Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq and Turkey came together in Jordan to discuss the promotion of decent work for Syrian refugees and host communities in the region, as part of a South-South and Triangular Cooperation (SSTC) initiative between the four countries, aimed at exchanging knowledge, skills, resources and technical know-how.

  8. Japan to support youth employment opportunities for refugees and host community in Mauritania

    11 April 2019

    The project aims at promoting economic self-sufficiency of refugees and peaceful coexistence with host communities through the development of employability schemes and decent jobs in infrastructure construction works.

  9. Nomination Form - Future Policy Award 2019

    11 April 2019

    Global contest announced by the World Future Council, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), with the support of the Office of the UN Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and Youth Policy Labs.

  10. Nominations now open for the Future Policy Award for exemplary policies that promote and support young people’s empowerment

    11 April 2019

    Global contest announced by the World Future Council, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), with the support of the Office of the UN Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and Youth Policy Labs.

  11. ILO and Sweden sign Skills Development for Renewable Energy Sector (SKIDRES) Pilot Project

    26 March 2019

    The International Labour Organization Country Office for Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique, with funding from the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida), will support Kafue Gorge Regional Centre (KGRTC) implement a pilot project for skills development for the Renewable Energy (RE) and Energy Efficiency (EE) sub-sectors in Zambia. With strong buy-in from the private sector, both foreign and domestic, the one-year pilot project aims to contribute to Zambia having the necessary skilled people to tap into the rapid development of technology in renewable energy and energy efficiency.

  12. ILO continue to engage more women in its project activities in Timor-Leste

    14 March 2019

    The 2019 International Women’s Day celebration in Timor-Leste coincided with the ILO's celebration of its 100th anniversary of advancing social justice and promoting decent work.

  13. ILO and Germany pen agreement to bolster decent work for Syrian refugees and host communities

    13 March 2019

    The ILO and Germany’s Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development have signed a comprehensive memorandum of understanding which seeks to support job creation in response to the refugee crisis and forced displacement in Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey.

  14. Celebrating the contributions of EIIPs to a more gender-equitable future

    06 March 2019

  15. ILO-Norway “SKILL-UP” Partnership Programme meet to examine progress and plans by the end of the year

    04 March 2019

  16. Delving into the major labour market indicators of Iran

    20 February 2019

    In this seminar, Dr. Ramin Behzad presents the findings of his research which examines the main labour market indicators of Iran, particularly labour force participation, unemployment rate and underemployment for men, women and youth in urban and rural areas.

  17. © Wayne S. Grazio 2019

    Poor working conditions are main global employment challenge

    13 February 2019

    Progress in reducing unemployment globally is not being matched by improvements in the quality of work, says the International Labour Organization’s World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends 2019 report.

  18. ERA Agro-Forestry Project Launches its Second Training

    11 February 2019

    The training is part of the European Union funded programme “Enhancing Rural Access Agro-Forestry Project ERA”.

  19. Employment promotion and decent work for Jordanians and Syrian refugees in Jordan’s agricultural sector

    23 January 2019

    Norwegian delegation visits sites of ILO initiatives that help workers access jobs in the sector of agriculture and forestry as part of the agency’s response to the refugee crisis in Jordan.

2018

  1. Highlights of new study assessing the impact of increasing domestic processing of cocoa in Ghana on employment and job creation presented during high-level meeting

    11 December 2018

    The new study was conducted by the STRENGTHEN project, a joint ILO-European Union global initiative.