Articles

2020

  1. © ILO 2020

    Child labour is an affront to our common values

    20 November 2020

    The universal ratification of the ILO’s Convention on the Worst Forms of Child Labour is a positive step for Africa’s children says Cynthia Samuel-Olonjuwon, ILO Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Africa.

  2. When my parents lost their land, I had to leave school and go to work

    20 November 2020

    The International Labour Organization has one of the largest programmes in the world that combats child labour. Read the story of a young boy who was forced into work when his family fell on hard times.

  3. Five steps to help women entrepreneurs cross the business gender divide

    19 November 2020

    Women entrepreneurs tend to be stuck at the lower end of the business value chain, while their male counterparts make more profits at the high end. The ILO has developed a five step model to help women cross the business gender divide.

  4. New report shines light on labour migration statistics in Africa

    18 November 2020

  5. ILO support towards revision of labour migration national legislations in Uganda

    12 November 2020

  6. Promotion of social dialogue and freedom of association in Sudan– SDN/20/02/USA

    10 November 2020

  7. The European Union and ILO joins forces to promote social protection systems in Sudan

    09 November 2020

  8. ILO Promotes COVID-19 Free Working Environment

    16 October 2020

    Advancing Decent Work and Inclusive Industrialization Programme Provided Disinfection Service & Capacity Building Training for 14 Factories in Industrial Parks in Ethiopia

  9. Green jobs offer hope for a better future for the African continent

    24 July 2020

    Africa is the region that is hardest hit by the negative effects of climate change, and yet is the continent that contributes the lowest overall CO2 emissions per capita. The ILO’s Green Jobs programme offers an opportunity to make a difference in terms of mitigating the adverse effects of climate change, while at the same time reducing unemployment.

  10. IGAD Member States Labour Migration Experts testimony to FMPT project capacity building support

    20 July 2020

  11. ILO trains Ghanaian businesses on business digitization and e-commerce

    20 July 2020

    In an attempt to circumvent the odds of COVID-19 pandemic, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprises (SCORE) Ghana Project educates SMEs on business digitalization and e-commerce. This initiative is aimed at equipping SMEs with the knowledge and the drive to design and promote their businesses in the digital space.

  12. Parents send their children to child labour to overcome the economic crisis of COVID-19

    25 June 2020

    In light of the increased number of children in child labour in agriculture as a result of COVID-19 pandemic, eliminating child labour requires coordinated action more than before. The ILO in consultation with the Egyptian Government and social partners continue to support eliminating child labour in cotton supply chain.

  13. SCORE continues enterprise trainings despite challenges posed by COVID-19

    24 June 2020

    As enterprises face the challenges posed by the outbreak of COVID-19, the ILO SIRAYE programme, understanding the needs of enterprises, is continuing to deliver productivity and quality training to factories in tandem with preventing and mitigating the health impact of Covid-19.

  14. At Mbera refugee camp, in Mauritania, the ILO is training young people in building trades

    19 June 2020

    At the hands-on construction training site of the PECOBAT project, students are building an elementary school for the camp’s children, while learning skills that will make them more employable.

  15. Coping with COVID-19 – Lesson from the Ethiopian garment and textile industry

    10 June 2020

    With the purpose of sharing factories practices to prevent COVID-19 and improve workers’ well being, the ILO programme on advancing decent work and inclusive industrialisation (SIRAYE) hosted the second webinar series with over 20 factories across Ethiopia.

  16. Fight child labour amid Covid19 in Uganda

    27 April 2020

    Child labour in Uganda manifests in different communities sometimes hidden underneath the pretext of preparing children for a productive adulthood. According to the International Labour Organisation (ILO), child labour is defined as work that deprives children of their childhood, their potential and dignity and is harmful to their physical or mental development.

  17. Ghana Study Tour: An opportunity to learn and share knowledge on the gold supply chain

    27 April 2020

    My name is Silvia Possenti and I work as Supply Chain and Enterprises Officer for the Accelerating Action for the Elimination of Child Labour in Supply Chains in Africa (ACCEL Africa), an International Labour Organization (ILO) project at the Regional Office for Africa in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.

  18. Preliminary analysis of a garment industry survey in Ethiopia on COVID-19 impact

    16 April 2020

    The ILO conducted 20 semi-structured interviews with managers from garment and textile factories in Ethiopia from 1-3 April 2020. Presented here are preliminary summary results from the conversations.

  19. Following international child labour conference in the Netherlands, Jessie Chingoma plans to advocate for increased public funding for better and more accessible education in Malawi

    06 March 2020

    My name is Jessie Chingoma and I work as the Deputy Director of the Malawi Congress of Trade Unions (MTCU), a national trade union centre that promotes the growth of the trade union movement in Malawi. MCTU currently has more than two dozen affiliated workers’ organization members that represent workers in different sectors and is affiliated with the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC).

  20. MOU signing ceremony between ILO and Productivity SA

    05 March 2020

    New partnership