Articles

2021

  1. Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world: Women in the garment and textile industry

    03 March 2021

    The garment and textile industry is one of the sectors hit hard by Covid-19, affecting thousands of factory workers. As the industry slowly reopens, the ILO Siraye programme continue to deliver its programme intervention and reach more female workers to achieve its gender objectives.

  2. ILO and TAML collaborate to advance children’s rights in Malawi

    02 February 2021

    Through the new programme, TAML will promote best practice tea estate policies and codes of conduct through inclusive business models with smallholder farmers on child labour, engage with smallholder farmers for improved compliance throughout the tea supply chain, and support its members with monitoring and capacity building services.

2020

  1. Participants thought about the Labour Migration Analysis virtual meetings

    10 December 2020

  2. Cote d’Ivoire: the ILO supports the Ministry of Employment and Social Protection in the fight against child labour in Cocoa and Gold supply chains

    08 December 2020

    The International Labour Organisation (ILO) Accelerating Action for the Elimination of Child Labour in Supply Chains in Africa (ACCEL AFRICA) project supports the Government of Cote d’Ivoire in strengthening the implementation of its Child Labour Observation and Monitoring System in Côte d'Ivoire (SOSTECI) in Mbato and Soubre regions.

  3. New partnership between the Government of Norway and the International Labour Organization to improve working conditions in Malawi’s tobacco sector

    08 December 2020

    This new project is well aligned to the strategic priorities of development cooperation between Norway and Malawi, which include a focus on the agriculture sector and respect for human rights, as well as with Norway’s global development cooperation priorities regarding the elimination of modern slavery and child labour.

  4. ILO ACCEL Africa supports Better Work on mainstreaming child labour in Egypt

    08 December 2020

    The collaboration between the two projects resulted in the establishment by the MOM of a new Trade Union Grievance Committee to facilitate trade unions’ registration process. A ministerial decree is issued by MOM to institutionalize the Committee.

  5. Accel Africa Supports Integration of Child Labour Survey into the National Household Survey EMOP

    07 December 2020

    The new survey will measure for the first time in Mali the prevalence and extent of child labor based on the new resolution on child labor statistics aimed at harmonizing international statistical standards for the identification (and classification) of children in productive activities and child labor.

  6. Uganda holds its Alliance 8.7 National Strategic Planning Workshop

    07 December 2020

  7. ILO Webinar Examines Impact of COVID-19 on African Migrant Workers in the SADC and IGAD Regions

    07 December 2020

    In response to impacts of COVID-19 to migrant workers, the ILO encourages countries of origin and destination to develop mechanisms to implement policy responses that support the protection of migrant workers’ rights.

  8. The Alliance 8.7 Supply Chains Action Group held its second Strategic Workshop from 14 to 15 May 2019 in Abidjan, Cote d’ Ivoire.

    03 December 2020

    The second strategic workshop of the Alliance 8.7 Supply Chains Action Group was organized in Abidjan on 14 and 15 May 2019 under the patronage of the First Lady of Côte d'Ivoire with funding from the governments of the Netherlands (through the ACCEL Africa project) and France.

  9. © ILO 2021

    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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

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

    18 November 2020

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

    12 November 2020

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

    10 November 2020

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

    09 November 2020

  16. 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

  17. 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.

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

    20 July 2020