News and Press releases

December 2021

  1. International Labour Organization (ILO) and Malawi Congress of Trade Unions partner for trade union action to accelerate the elimination of child labour

    02 December 2021

    “As MCTU, we look forward to leveraging this partnership to further enhance our ongoing efforts to build the capacity of our affiliated trade unions, especially those representing workers in the formal and informal sectors, as well as smallholder trusts, associations, and cooperatives, in the targeted tea and coffee-growing communities to identify and address child labour and its root causes,” MCTU Secretary General Mr. Madalitso Njolomole.

November 2021

  1. Formulation of a Plan of Action for the Djibouti Declaration on Labour, Employment and Labour Migration

    29 November 2021

  2. ECOWAS validates its regional action plan on child labour and forced labour, achieving, in partnership with the ILO and WANEP, its IYECL 2021 action pledge.

    28 November 2021

    Following a thorough review exercise, the Economic Community of West Africa States Commission has validated the second cycle of the Regional Action Plan for the Elimination of Child Labour and Forced Labour in West Africa (2021-2030).

  3. ILO Partners the Government of Nigeria towards Reforming Recruitment Processes and Standardizing Operational Conduct of Private Employment Agencies (PEAs)

    26 November 2021

    Arising from observed institutional and operational challenges that pervades the recruitment industry in Nigeria, the Federal Government with support from the International Labour Organization (ILO) has successfully completed a revision of the Code of Conduct for Private Employment Agencies (PEAs), introducing revised guidelines to facilitate ethical conduct of licensed recruiters of outsourced personnel.

  4. Achieving Equality at the workplace: Can Gender Champions help?

    25 November 2021

    In the face of studies confirming violence and harassment in Zimbabwe’s workplaces, the ILO has embarked on an initiative that is identifying gender champions in private sector work-spaces to be the agents of change.

  5. Ambitious social protection strategy aims to achieve 40% coverage in Africa by 2025

    24 November 2021

    ABIDJAN, 23 November 2021 – The International Labour Organization Regional Office for Africa has launched an ambitious strategy to accelerate social protection coverage in Africa to 40% by 2025.

  6. Ambitious social protection strategy aims to achieve 40% coverage in Africa by 2025

    23 November 2021

  7. Africa-Arab States Tripartite Interregional Meeting on Labour Migration: Opportunities for exchange and future dialogue

    23 November 2021

    From 15-16 November 2021, the African Union Commission (AUC) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) hosted the virtual Africa-Arab States Tripartite Interregional Meeting on Labour Migration.

  8. Africa-Arab States Tripartite Interregional Meeting on Labour Migration: Opportunities for exchange and future dialogue

    22 November 2021

    From 15-16 November 2021, the African Union Commission (AUC) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) hosted the virtual Africa-Arab States Tripartite Interregional Meeting on Labour Migration.

  9. AU, ILO and partners launch 3rd edition of the Labour Migration Statistic Report in Africa

    22 November 2021

    On African Statistics Day, 18 November 2021, the African Union Commission in collaboration with Member States, Regional Economic Communities, the ILO, IOM and Statistics Sweden has launched the 3rd edition of the Labour Migration Statistics Report in Africa, under the Joint Programme on Labour Migration Governance for Development and Integration in Africa (JLMP). The key highlights of the report include bridging some of the data gaps from the previous edition by availing data from additional data sources, improved chapter on social protection, remittance, and other additional characteristics of migrant workers.