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  1. ILO head praises BRICS countries’ commitment to social dialogue

    03 August 2018

    Guy Ryder highlights the major contribution BRICS countries can make to social dialogue, social protection, gender equality and youth employment.

  2. The ILO Director-General Visit to Lesotho

    01 August 2018

    Maseru, Lesotho

  3. “Today, I own my business and I know how to protect myself from HIV infection”

    23 July 2018

    An ILO project in Tanzania helps women to become financially independent while at the same time provides them with training on HIV prevention.

  4. NYSC Seeks ILO’s Assistance to Consolidate Achievement

    12 July 2018

    The new Director of Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAED) Department, of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) - Mr Kwaghe meets with ILO to acknowledge and consolidate SAED’s achievements attained through ILO support, and discuss areas for further collaboration.

  5. ILO and Lagos State Government to Promote Occupational Safety and Health

    11 July 2018

    As part of efforts to eliminate occupational deaths and accidents in Lagos State, the ILO and Lagos State Government have agreed to work together to promote Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) at work in the State.

  6. “Why not me?” Young people from Kinshasa start their own businesses

    11 July 2018

    Thanks to an ILO programme, young Congolese women and men from modest backgrounds have been trained in entrepreneurship – sometimes with significant results.

  7. ILO African Regional Office and FUNDAMENTALS branch consolidate learning from independent evaluations of child labour programmes and projects in Africa (2009-2014)

    03 July 2018

    In order to contribute to organisational learning and to provide guidance to ILO constituents and relevant stakeholders, the ILO African Regional Office and FUNDAMENTALS branch conducted a meta-analysis of independent final evaluations of 14 ILO projects implemented in Africa, under the IPEC, between 2009 and 2014.

  8. ILO calls for urgent action to prevent looming global care crisis

    28 June 2018

    In many regions, especially Africa, there are clear deficits in the care policies implemented. New ILO report highlights inadequate policy responses to the rising demand and quantifies the extent of the care burden on women.

  9. Validation of How Immigrant Contribute to South Africa's Economy in Pretoria (ECLM project)

    An event was held in Pretoria on 27 June 2018 to validate the report, How Immigrants Contribute to South Africa's Economy. The draft report was produced in the context of the project "Assessing the economic contribution of labour migration in developing countries as countries of destination" (ECLM). The agenda for this event can be downloaded below.

  10. The first youth employability services centre inaugurated in Bahir Dar, Amhara region, Ethiopia

    25 June 2018

    A youth employability services (YES) center – a first for Ethiopia was officially inaugurated on 19th June 2018. The YES centre is a joint initiative between the Government of Ethiopia and International Labour Organization (ILO) under the project on ‘Addressing the Root Causes of Migration in Ethiopia’ which is part of the program ‘Stemming Irregular migration in Northern and Central Ethiopia’ (SINCE) implemented by the Italian Embassy in Ethiopia and funded by the European Union Trust Fund (EUTF) for Africa.

  11. Better adapting migration policies to labour market needs would help Ghana’s economy, says new ILO -OECD Development Centre report

    20 June 2018

  12. Launch of How Immigrant Contribute to Ghana's Economy in Accra (ECLM project)

    An event was held in Accra on 20 June 2018 to launch the report, How Immigrants Contribute to Ghana's Economy. The report was produced in the context of the project "Assessing the economic contribution of labour migration in developing countries as countries of destination" (ECLM). The agenda for this event can be downloaded below.

  13. Tanzania launches a campaign for HIV Testing countrywide in Dodoma

    19 June 2018

    Prime Minister H.E. Kassim Majaliwa urges Regional and District Authorities to encourage people including at the workplaces to participate in the campaign

  14. The first youth employability services center opened in Ethiopia

    19 June 2018

    A youth employability services (YES) centre addresses the need of young Ethiopians who migrate to different regions of the country and other countries in search of employment and livelihood.

  15. The reality of violence at work in Madagascar

    19 June 2018

    While workplace violence can differ depending on a country’s development level, the most common forms occur everywhere. In the poorest countries, unacceptable practices are often exacerbated by poverty. We looked at the situation in Madagascar.

  16. The Zambia Social Protection Week - #ZSPW2018

    18 June 2018

    Lusaka (ILO) news - The Government of the Republic of Zambia in collaboration with the United Nations in Zambia is, for the third time, hosting the Zambia Social Protection Week (ZSPW) under the theme “Decentralisation and Innovation”

  17. ILO, FAO offer free course on elimination of child labour in agriculture

    16 June 2018

    The 2018 theme of the Day of the African Child is “Leave No Child Behind for Africa’s Development.” Speedy inter-institutional action remains essential to achieving SDG 8.7 in the continent.

  18. Football match to eliminate the worst forms of child labour in Egypt

    14 June 2018

    The ILO Cairo Office celebrated the World Day Against Child Labour on 13 June 2018 with a musical entertainment performance for the children followed by a football match.

  19. ILO’s Start and Improve Your Business training programme completed by NYSC members

    13 June 2018

    The Nigerian National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in collaboration with ILO and General Electric (GE) and Cognity Advisory partner to support training programme on ILO Start and Improve Your Business (SIYB) to promote self-employment for Nigerian youths in Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and Osun State, Nigeria.

  20. Caring Gold Mining Project: Commemorates World Day Against Child Labour (WDACL), 2018 in Ghana

    12 June 2018

    The ILO through its ILO Caring Gold Mining Project, supports World Day against Child Labour (WDACL)-2018 activities in Ghana under the theme “Resist Child Labour! Improve the Safety and Health of Young Workers towards achieving SDG Goal8”.