12 June 2013
In Malawi, one of the poorest countries in the world, half the population lives under the poverty line, and it's estimated one and a half million children are in child labour. But according to the International Labour Organization, a new, community based approach to tackling the child labour problem is showing promise to eradicate it in areas where child labour has long been a part of daily life.
08 May 2013
The global jobs crisis is taking a heavy toll on young people in the advanced economies of Europe where 1 in five are out of work, but in the developing world the situation is much more severe. Two out of three young people in developing countries are either unemployed or trying to survive day to day in low paying, irregular jobs. There is an urgent need for training and education programs that prepare young people with the skills employers are looking for.
01 March 2013
20 February 2013
Challenges and national responses in Zambia, Ethiopia and Nigeria. African countries are confronted every day with forced labour and human trafficking. Zambia, Ethiopia and Nigeria are exposing …
01 October 2012
07 June 2012
ILO Law Growth Nexus II Project Survey Dissemination Workshop on Public Service Vehicles (Matatu Sector) in Kenya.
10 April 2012
In Ghana, the General Agricultural Workers' Union, known as the "G-A-W-U" with support from the ILO, has had a major impact on eliminating the worst forms of child labour. Acting both independently, and using "social dialogue" to collaborate with employers and government, the union fights child labour in three key sectors: fisheries, palm oil production, and cocoa farming.
16 May 2011
Statistical studies of the job market and the workforce not only help governments find out more about the current “state of the nation” - they are key tools in deciding appropriate policies to create job opportunities and enhance prosperity. While common in Europe and North America, accurate labour statistics are hard to come by in developing countries. But that’s just changed in Liberia, a country particularly hard hit by past conflict and poverty. And the results are pointing the way to job creation and to an improved quality of life for everyone.
Delegate Dialogues: Olusegun Oshinowo, Director General, Nigeria Employers' Consultative Association
11 June 2010
14 December 2009
This film was produced for the Second Social Partners Forum on "Mobilizing Social Dialogue for the Implementation of the Global Jobs Pact in Africa" and the First African Decent Work Symposium on “Recovering from the crisis: the implementation of the Global Jobs Pact in Africa”. It provides examples of the International Labour Organization’s efforts to promote decent work across the region.