News and Press releases

November 2022

  1. ILO, IGAD enhancing the capacity of labour attachés, consular officials to advance decent work & improve protection of migrant workers in the IGAD region

    30 November 2022

    ILO and IGAD secretariat provided a five-day training for Labour Attachés and consular officials of IGAD member states, namely Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan and Uganda consulates in the middle east.

  2. Zimbabwe signs its Decent Work Country Programme, 2022 – 2026

    28 November 2022

    Zimbabwe has signed its fourth generation of the DWCP 2022 -2026. The document is aligned to the Abidjan Declaration, the Zimbabwe United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework, 2022 - 2026, and constituents priorities.

  3. Computable general equilibrium modelling techniques

    27 November 2022

    In line with the government of Egypt approach of evidence based policies and recognizing the importance of investing in its human capital, the UNESCWA and ILO's computable general equilibrium modelling techniques were presented during a one-day workshop to support the Ministry of Planning and Economic Development representatives in developing national economic strategies, planning and policy analysis.

  4. ILO launches a new report on decent work for a fair, resilient, and sustainable textile and clothing supply chain in Madagascar

    14 November 2022

    A new report, launched in November 2022 in presence of ILO tripartite constituents and other key stakeholders of the sustainable textile and clothing supply chain in Madagascar, offers insight into the opportunities and challenges faced by the industry and the measures and policies needed to increase productivity and ensure decent work.

  5. Law enforcement officers sensitized on Freedom of Association and the Right to Strike to organize and collective bargaining conventions

    09 November 2022

    Since 2015, the ILO Supervisory Bodies received cases of arrests of trade union leaders and their members during their conduct of trade union business related to mainly demonstrations and or strike action. Sixty-nine law enforcement officers were taken on a two-day sensitization and capacity enhancement exercise on Conventions 87 and 98 and how they intersect with the Maintenance of Peace and Order Act.

  6. Support of AfDB to ILO work is growing

    09 November 2022

    The AfDB has availed funding for yet another four-year project aimed at adding value to horticultural produce and gemstones in three districts, establish safe markets for women in urban centres and support access to markets by rural dairy farmers.

  7. Government commits to ratifying the Convention concerning the elimination of Violence and Harassment in the world of work

    09 November 2022

    Zimbabwe is on course to ratify C190 following a common position by the tripartite partners at a social dialogue forum

  8. Nigeria ratifies ILO conventions on occupational safety and health and on violence and harassment in the world of work

    08 November 2022

    Nigeria is the 29th country to ratify the Convention No. 187 promoting safe and healthy working environment and the 22nd to ratify the ILO Convention No. 190 on violence and harassment in the world of work.

  9. Photo-ILO and NECA Launch Child Labour Guidance Tool for Businesses in Nigeria

    03 November 2022

    The newly launched Child Labour Guidance Tool for Businesses in Nigeria is an addition to concerted efforts by the ILO, tripartite and social partners through the Dutch Government funded ACCEL Africa Project, to improve and enforce legal structures, while providing innovative and evidence based solutions to address the root causes of child labour in supply chains.

  10. Photo-‘Collaboration is Nigeria’s Competitive Advantage over Child Labour’ - ECOWAS

    03 November 2022

    Following the submission of the Nigeria Government by the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment in 2021, the ECOWAS Commission is evaluating Nigeria's response to the global child labour crisis, with a view to sharing knowledge and implementing best practices to eliminate the scourge as required by Sustainable Development Goal Target 8.7.