News and Press releases

January 2023

  1. International Labour Organization (ILO) Assistant Director General and Regional Director for Africa, Ms. Cynthia Samuel-Olonjuwon arrives in Zambia today to attend the annual Retreat for ILO Directors in Africa which will be held in Lusaka from 18 to 20 January 2023.

    15 January 2023

    Prior to the Retreat, which is being held under the theme: ‘Delivering of the 2019 Abidjan Declaration for ILO constituents in Africa and implementation of the Global Coalition on Social Justice’, Ms. Samuel-Olonjuwon will hold high-level meetings with the Government and Tripartite partners among them; the Zambia Federation of Employers (ZFE) and the Zambia Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU).

  2. ILO Regional Director for Africa Visits AfDB-ILO Custom Mercury Free Gold Milling Plant in Zimbabwe

    11 January 2023

    As part of her mission to Zimbabwe, the Assistant Director General and Regional Director of the ILO, Ms Cynthia Samuel-Olonjuwon, visited an AfDB funded project site in Guruve district, where the ILO has supported the establishment of a custom mercury free gold milling plant.

  3. Botswana ratifies two key conventions on labour inspection

    10 January 2023

    Botswana is the 149th country to ratify Convention No. 81 and the 56th to ratify Convention No. 129 promoting an effective system of labour inspection in commerce and industry, as well as agriculture.

  4. How dialogue can help address challenges to informality for refugees and host communities in Kenya

    05 January 2023

    Following the release of an assessment report by ILO PROSPECTS, government, employers and informal workers representatives agree on strategies to support the transition to formality, advance inclusive economic development and sustainable livelihoods.

December 2022

  1. Interview: Q&A with Alexio Musindo, Country Director for ILO in the Horn of Africa

    22 December 2022

    With this edition of the “ILO in the Horn” newsletter, we have discussed with the Country Director on major successes and challenges of the country office in the year 2022 with exclusive focus on Ethiopia.

  2. Successful Milestones in Programmes: BRMM Reintegration Work - Beneficiaries’ Testimony

    22 December 2022

  3. Successful Milestones in Programmes: Strengthening the Role of Media in Promoting Disability Inclusive Social Protection Systems in Ethiopia

    22 December 2022

  4. Stories Behind Our Work - Vocational skills and industry exposure: Pathways to enter the labour market

    22 December 2022

  5. Three vacancies on the ILO Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations (CEACR)

    22 December 2022

    The ILO is seeking candidates to join the ILO Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations (CEACR).

  6. ILO announces winners of the 2022 Global Media Competition on Labour Migration

    16 December 2022

    Winning entries provide balanced and ethical reporting on migrants and labour migration and encourage the media to address stereotypes and misconceptions.