What's new

  1. ILO/Gates Foundation: New Fellowship Program on Microinsurance Innovation Facility

    The ILO’s Microinsurance Innovation Facility - supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation - is now accepting applications for 6 new openings in its fellowship programme. The fellowships are aimed at giving insurance professionals the opportunity to develop in-depth microinsurance expertise over a 6-12 month period with a host organisation. Participants will receive support from the Facility and guidance from a mentor throughout the duration of the fellowship. Deadline for applications is 31 March 2011.

  2. World Day for Safety and Health at Work – 28 April 2011

    The 2011 World Day for Safety and Health at Work focuses on the implementation of an Occupational Safety and Health Management System (OSHMS) as a tool for continual improvement in the prevention of workplace incidents and accidents. The ILO has prepared a report to serve as a background to this theme, a poster and other promotional materials for the occasion and invites you to join us in promoting this important day.

  3. ILO Director-General Juan Somavia accepts invitation to make official visit to Egypt

    10 March 2011

    International Labour Organization (ILO) Director-General Juan Somavia will travel to Egypt on Friday 11 March 2011 at the invitation of the country’s government to examine the labour and social situation there and the manner in which the ILO can best provide support and assistance during the transitional period and beyond.

  4. International Women’s Day to address sexual harassment

    The ILO, in collaboration with UN WOMEN, celebrated the 100th anniversary of the International Women's Day (IWD) in an award night to honor South African companies for their commitment to end sexual harassment in the world of work. South Africa is one of the few countries with specific provisions to address sexual harassment in the workplace.

  5. ILO to mark 100th International Women’s Day: Focus on “Making the recovery work for women!”

    04 March 2011

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) will mark the centenary of International Women’s Day on Monday 7 March with a panel discussion which will highlight the role of gender equality in securing a sustainable and equitable recovery.

  6. Human Trafficking: First Joint EU- ILO- DEO Research Workshop

    The European Union, the ILO Office and the Italian Department of Equal Opportunities organized in Abuja a First Joint Research Workshop on “Enhancing the cooperation to fight trafficking in human beings From Nigeria to Europe”. Italian and Nigerian Research teams shared their findings with project partners on trafficking for labour exploitation in both countries as well as the analysis of respective legislation. Italy is the main destination country for victims trafficked from Nigeria. The ILO estimates that 130,000 persons in Sub-Saharan African are victims of trafficking.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.