Events and meetings

Events and meetings

  1. International Women’s Day to address sexual harassment

    8 March 2011

    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.

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

    3 March 2011

    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.

  3. ILO Internal Workshop on “Employment for Peace, Stability and Development”

    22 February 2011

    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.

  4. Botswana launched a new Decent Work Country Program

    17 February 2011

    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.

  5. ILO Africa interactive workshop on managing knowledge, harnessing synergies and fostering collaboration

    16 - 18 February 2011

    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.

  6. Labour Administration: 37th Session ARLAC Governing Council Meeting for Ministers/High Level Symposium

    7 - 11 February 2011

    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.

  7. Namibia to implement a Decent Work Country Program

    27 January 2011

    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.

  8. ILO Joint Programming Meeting for Eastern and Southern Africa

    24 - 26 January 2011

    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.

  9. 2011 Strategic Planning and Knowledge Management Meeting for ILO Directors in Africa

    17 - 21 January 2011

    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.

  10. National workshop on promoting social dialogue on pension reform in public administration in Liberia

    12 - 14 October 2010