News and Press releases

April 2021

  1. Malawi’s Ministry of Labour pledges to accelerate efforts for the eradication of child labour

    01 April 2021

    The Deputy Minister of Labour, Malawi, Honourable Vera Kamtukule has joined the African Union and its Member States, the International Labour Organization (ILO), and other stakeholders in adding her voice in pursuit of the global target to eliminate child labour in all its forms by 2025.

March 2021

  1. ILO and AU launch International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour paving the way for greater collaboration among stakeholders in Africa

    31 March 2021

    In Africa, the regional launch of the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour marked a call to a shift from commitment to action towards the achievement of the African Union Agenda 2063 and SDG target 8.7.

  2. Japan and ILO to support environmental and socio-economic resilience of Sudan

    31 March 2021

    The Government of Japan has contributed US$ 1.9 million to the ILO’s dual response to recent flooding and the COVID-19 pandemic in Khartoum, Sudan.

  3. ILO supports the 2021 Session of the Nigerian National Labour Advisory Council Meeting

    24 March 2021

    The National Labour Advisory Council (NLAC) in Nigeria meets to discuss ratification of international labour standards, and other labour related matters to promote decent work in the country.

  4. Trade Unions in Transition: Interview with Maria Helena André

    22 March 2021

    The COVID-19 pandemic has severely affected workers and their organizations across the world. Maria Helena ANDRE, Director of the ILO’s Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ACTRAV) explains different scenarios, which may affect the future of trade unions. She stresses also the ILO’s expectations vis-à-vis the important role of workers’ organizations to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 and reinforce trade union movement.

  5. Support to Local Authorities to implement Recommendation 204

    21 March 2021

    As part of efforts to facilitate the transition from the informal economy to the formal, the ILO convened a two-day meeting with Bulawayo City Council (BCC) to review progress towards promoting the transition from informality to formality for micro, small and medium enterprises.

  6. Burundi signs Decent Work Country Programme 2020-2023

    16 March 2021

    The DWCP 2020-23 was officially signed by Hon. Domine Banyankimbona, Minister of Public Service, Labour and Employment and ILO Country Director Wellington Chibebe.

  7. The Government of Japan partners with the ILO to support disaster resilience through waterworks restoration in Ethiopia

    15 March 2021

    The Government of Japan has contributed US$ 1.1 million to the ILO’s response to enhance disaster resilience through the employment-intensive restoration of waterworks in the city of Jijiga and among refugee-hosting communities of Kebribeyah in the Somali Regional State of Ethiopia.

  8. ILO launches FORTER'ESS project to promote decent work through women-led social and solidarity economy organizations in Tunisia

    08 March 2021

    The FORTER’ESS project is the result of a partnership between Global Affairs Canada and the International Labour Organization (ILO) that works in collaboration with the Tunisian Government and social partners to strengthen the resilience of women-led Social and Solidarity Economy Organizations (SSEOs) affected by COVID-19.

  9. National Mobilization Conference on the protection & suppression of human trafficking & smuggling held in Addis Ababa

    06 March 2021

    A national conference on prevention and suppression of human trafficking and smuggling of person in Ethiopia has been officially launched on March 3, 2021 at Sheraton Addis hotel, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.