10 August 2018
In light of the Crisis and challenges of Migration, the International Labour Organization (ILO) at the Request of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), provided support, specifically to inaugurate a National Trade Union Platform on Labour Migration in Nigeria to enhance better understanding and support proper coordination of Migration.
01 July 2018
This assessment was able to provide a comprehensive analysis of existing employment services provision systems, process and labour market information system as well as key labour market institutions and assess the extent of its efficiency and effectiveness. Moreover, it provides an in depth analysis of the system and process of existing public employment services in Ethiopia and identifies the capacity gap of MoLSA on the effective response to labour market supply and demand dynamics and the overall employment service provision systems and processes.
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.
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.
Better adapting migration policies to labour market needs would help Ghana’s economy, says new ILO -OECD Development Centre report
20 June 2018
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.
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.
20 May 2018
A joint report by the OECD Development Centre and the International Labour Organisation (ILO), How Immigrants contribute to Ghana's economy, demonstrates the economic contribution of these immigrants and makes recommendations regarding the enhancement of this contribution.
Namibia set to take over from South Africa as Chair of the SADC Summit and the Employment and Labour Sector
16 May 2018
As Namibia prepares to take over the reins of SADC Summit, the Employment and Labour Sector (ELS) is meeting to discuss the regional body’s progress on implementing plans on employment and labour. A capacity building workshop on extending social protection to migrant workers and strengthening of capacity and policy instruments on portability of social security benefits in the region will also be held under an EU supported regional project.
07 May 2018
Migrants – mostly women – account for more than 80 per cent of domestic workers in the Arab states, which is the highest percentage globally.