News and Press releases

January 2021

  1. International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour — beyond commitments to action

    21 January 2021

    An interview with Ms. Cynthia Samuel-Olonjuwon, ILO Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Africa, on the occasion of the launch of the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour, which took place on January 21, 2021.

December 2020

  1. Call for Proposal: Study on Employment Creation and Decent Work Impacts of the Africa Continental Trade Agreement (AfCFTA)

    24 December 2020

  2. African journalists win awards for excellence in labour migration reporting

    18 December 2020

  3. Communicating on labour migration: Improving media coverage and quality of reporting on labour migration in the IGAD region

    16 December 2020

  4. Lessons learned from Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) policy development in South Africa

    15 December 2020

    Social Economy

  5. ILO and ECAM collaborate to fight child labour in Malawi

    15 December 2020

    The new action programme will see ECAM establish a National Employer Taskforce Against Child Labour, promote child labour elimination policies and practices across the private sector, and facilitate more and better Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) investments by companies to address the root causes of child labour in supply chains.

  6. Namibia ratifies the Domestic Workers Convention, 2011 (No. 189) and the Violence and Harassment Convention, 2019 (No. 190)

    10 December 2020

  7. Partner Africa signs public-private partnership with ILO to expand SCORE Training in supply chains throughout Africa

    07 December 2020

    In October 2020, the International Labour Organization (ILO) entered a public-private partnership (PPP) with Partner Africa to promote and deliver SCORE Training to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Africa that participate in global supply chains.

November 2020

  1. ILO and Government of Ethiopia to launch a new project on job creation in the agro-processing sector

    27 November 2020

  2. Film director wins ILO prize for gender based violence documentary

    25 November 2020

    The winning short film touches on fundamental gender and child rights’ issues addressed by the International Labour Organization.