Events and meetings

Events and meetings

  1. 17th Ordinary Session of the African Union Summit on Youth Empowerment

    23 June - 1 July 2011

    African Union (AU) Heads of State and Government meeting at their 17th Ordinary Session in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, from 23 June to 1st July 2011, under the Theme: “’Accelerating Youth Empowerment for Sustainable Development’’, adopted various Decisions including a Declaration on creating employment for accelerating youth development and empowerment. The Declaration requests the AUC to work with AfDB, the RECs and international partners including the ILO, on a comprehensive youth employment pact with strong national ownership and clear monitoring and evaluation system.

  2. Business Africa Strategic Parthers Forum

    30 May 2011

    The IOE, in collaboration with PEC, ILO and the World Bank Institute, is organizing a one-day Business Africa Strategic Partners Forum to be held at the ILO Headquarters. The theme of the event is "Advancing Private Sector Development and Governance in Africa". Keynote speakers include Professor Wiseman Nkuhlu, President of the IOE and former CEO of NEPAD, Mr. Charles Dan, ILO Assistant Director-General and Regional Office for Africa, Mr. Maxwell Mkwezalamba, Commissioner for Economic Affairs, African Union, Mr. Sam Cho., UN Economic Commission for Africa, Mr. Djordjija Petkoski, World Bank Institute and Mr. Azad Jeetun, Director of Mauritius Employers’ Federation. During this occasion the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa will launch its 2011 Economic Report on Africa.


    30 May 2011

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) launched a new 10 million CAD$ joint project entitled “Decent Jobs for Egypt’s Young People: Tackling the Challenges Together” and designed to increase employment opportunities for young men and women, especially vulnerable groups, through capacity building and skills development.

  4. Namibia Tripartite Agreement on HIV/AIDS and the World of Work

    26 May 2011

    The signing of a tripartite MoU between the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare, the National Union of Namibian Workers and the Namibia Employers Federation is an attempt at accelerating, expanding, scaling up and replicating effective and comprehensive HIV and AIDS/Wellness Workplace Programs in the public and private sector.

  5. CoopAfrica Fund selects 6 new projects in Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda

    23 May 2011

    CoopAfrica selected six new projects in the fifth Call for proposals for 2011. In this round,CoopAfrica’s Challenge Fund supported initiatives implemented by cooperative support organizations for the benefit of women and/or youth. The Call was open to proposals from Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania Mainland and Uganda for grant options up to 20,000 USD.

  6. Occupational Safety and Health in the Construction Sector

    23 - 27 May 2011

    A training workshop on occupational safety and health in the construction sector was organized in Addis Ababa from 23 - 27 May 2011, by the ILO Country Office in collaboration with the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs. The training aimed at equipping participants with concepts, methodologies and techniques that would enable them perform inspection visits on occupational safety and health in the construction sector. The training mainly targeted labour inspectors and government officials in charge of inspection visits. At the end of training, participants were awarded certificates of participation. The certificates were handed over to the participants by Mr. Charles Dan, Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Africa.

  7. Enabling Environment Research for women’s entrepreneurship

    18 May 2011

    The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), through the Gender and Women’s Empowerment Unit (GWE), in partnership with the ILO, revised its Draft Strategic Framework on Gender and Women’s Economic Empowerment. The framework is an important milestone for gender and women empowerment in South Africa, which provides guidance, focus and specific recommendations for the support required to ensure the full participation of women within the South African economy

  8. COTU (K) 12th Governing Council Conference

    18 - 21 May 2011

    The COTU (K) 12th Quinquennial Governing Council Delegates Conference and Elections is organized at the Tom Mboya Labour College in Kisuma, Kenya. Prominent African Government Oficials, Trade Union leaders, Representatives of Employers as well as the ILO Assistant-Director General and Regional Director for Africa, Charles Dan, attended the three-day interactive Conference. High on the Agenda were Youth Employment, Gender, Human trafficking and Child Labour issues as well as partnerships for efficient responses of the Trade Union Movement in Kenya and Africa.

  9. ILO-TECL II Girls meet UN’s First Youth Champion in South Africa

    17 May 2011

    MONIQUE COLEMAN, American actress, and United Nations (UN) first Youth Champion, visited South Africa to promote the observance of the UNs International Year of Youth.

  10. Arab Labor Conference: Focus on Youth Employment, MSMEs and Social Dialogue

    15 - 22 May 2011

    The 38th session of the Arab Labor Conference (ALO) was held in Egypt's capital Cairo, with the participation of the tripartite constituents and ILO Assistant Director-Generals and Regional Directors for Africa and Arab States, respectively Mr. Charles Dan and Ms Nada Al Sharif. The Conference – which reelected the Director-General of the ALO, Dr. Ahmed Luqman for a new term (2011 – 2015) – highlighted new reports on Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises as employment boosting development engine, impacts of the global economic crisis on the national and Arab workers as well as social dialogue for sustainable development. His Excellency, Dr. Ahmed Hassan El Borai, Minister of Manpower and Migration of the Arab Republic of Egypt and participants underscored the need to fight robustly youth unemployment as a development priority in Arab countries.