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  1. 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.

  2. Important role for trade unions in addressing gender pay gap

    09 April 2019

    By targeting overall gender discrimination, promoting inclusive wage setting, pursuing specific gender pay equality measures and enhancing women’s representation in decision-making, trade unions can contribute effectively to addressing the gender pay gap.

  3. Innovative entrepreneurs key to kick-start a green Zimbabwe

    08 April 2019

    28 green-oriented businesses, with potential to grow, are contributing to the creation of green jobs and addressing global environmental challenges

  4. One step forward for the future of work in Africa: African Union and ILO hosted a ministerial side meeting on the Future of Work

    05 April 2019

    The ILO and AUC organized a ministerial side event to examine the implications of the Global Commission’s report on the Future of Work.

  5. AU adopts the proposal for a Decent Work for the Transformation of the Informal Economy programme (AUC-ILO)

    05 April 2019

    The African Union Third Session of the Specialised Technical Committee on Social Development, Labour and Employment (STC-SDLE-3) adopted the proposal for the Decent Work for the Transformation of the Informal Economy programme.

  6. ILO-AUC Ministerial side meeting on the Future of Work

    01 April 2019

    ILO will commemorate its centenary celebration by partnering with the African Union Commission (AUC).

  7. The SKILL – UP Project Launches in Ghana

    29 March 2019

    International Labour Orgnaization (ILO) launches the SKILL UP project in Ghana. The project will focus on skills development in Agriculture, Tourism & Hospitality and the Construction sectors.

  8. 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.

  9. 18ème Séminaire régional africain pour les praticiens des travaux à Haute Intensité de Main-d’œuvre

    Le thème de cette édition est: "Vers un développement local durable et inclusif: approches locales basées sur les ressources et création d'emplois décents".

  10. 18th African Regional Seminar for Labour-Based Practitioners

    The theme of this edition is: "Towards sustainable and inclusive local development: local resource-based approaches and decent job creation".

  11. Conflict and mass displacement increase child labour

    20 March 2019

    Conflict and crisis in the Middle East and North Africa has led to an increase in child labour across the region, including in children’s involvement in armed conflict and other illicit activities, a new report finds.

  12. Simuka-Phakama! Green businesses can catalyse meaningful changes to the Zimbabwean economy

    18 March 2019

    On Friday 15 March 2019, 28 green business ideas from emerging and established small and medium entrepreneurs (SMEs) were celebrated at the Simuka-Phakama 2018 Green enterPRIZE Innovation Challenge Awards Ceremony. The business awards were delivered by the International Labour Organization (ILO) in collaboration with the Government of Zimbabwe, the Employers’ Confederation of Zimbabwe and the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions, with financial support from the Government of Sweden.

  13. Green enterPRIZE Innovation Challenge Awards Ceremony

    The ILO Country Office Zimbabwe and Namibia is hosting a Green enterPRIZE Awards Ceremony under the Green enterPRIZE Innovation and Development Programme. The Programme is supported by the Government Sweden. The Awards Ceremony Programme starts at 10:30hrs (Harare Time).

  14. ILO launches Soft skills training for apprenticeship graduates in Tanzania 18-22 March, Arusha.

    15 March 2019

    Targeted at filling skills-gap among the apprenticeship programme beneficiaries

  15. English-Speaking Africa Ministers of Labour end summit

    04 March 2019

    The summit, which saw Africa Ministers of Labour from Member states, who are members of the Africa Regional Labour Administration Centre (ARLAC) has ended. It was a busy three days, which started with the 45th ARLAC Governing Council, then on the second day, a discussion on the draft standard on ‘violence and harassment in the world of work’; and on the last day, the launch and deliberations of the Global Commission Report on the Future of Work; and concluding on a high note with celebrations of the ILO’s 100 years of existence hosted by the Government of South Africa.

  16. Workshop on Understanding the Impact of Sector Policies on Employment in Rwanda

  17. Training Workshop on Employment Measurement Techniques

  18. A key step taken towards developing a social economy policy in South Africa

    28 February 2019

    A draft Green Paper on a social economy policy in South Africa presented at a national consultation conference in Sandton. In a speech to the conference, ILO Director-General Guy Ryder reflected on the relevance of social and solidarity economy organizations and their value-driven, human-centred approaches in addressing the challenges in the changing world of work.

  19. National employment policy for Somalia finalized

    27 February 2019

    Somalia's national employment policy which lays out a strong foundation to provide sustainable employment opportunities for Somali population has been finalized.

  20. Policy Working Group Meeting to Review 2017 Activities