What's new

  1. Africa: Regional Launch of UN Cooperation Framework-A Trade Union Reference Manual

  2. International Labour standards for sound labour relations in Ethiopia

    04 May 2021

    ILO collaborates with International Training Centre of the ILO(ITCILO) and Ethiopia’s First Instance Court to provide training on ILS for judges and lawyers.

  3. World Day for Safety and Health Work in Eswatini

    03 May 2021

    Prevention of Occupational Hazards and diseases at work

  4. ILO and partners pave way for higher-level apprenticeships

    27 April 2021

    The two-day consultative workshop aims to provide a platform for social dialogue on expanding apprenticeship programmes in Tanzania.

  5. Launch of the Trade for Decent Work Project- Ghana

    The Ghana project aims at improving the application of the ILO Fundamental Conventions as well as compliance with reporting obligations to the ILO supervisory bodies, in particular regarding child labour and the worst forms of child labour, in sectors with high incidence such as the cocoa sector, and related conventions contributing to decent work in those sectors and connected activities in the local and global value chains such as all services and transport.

  6. Climate Action for Jobs initiative launches in Africa

    22 April 2021

    ABIDJAN (ILO News) – Government ministers joined workers’ and employers’ organizations as well as labour and environmental experts to launch the Climate Action for Jobs initiative in Africa.

  7. Launching of a web portal for eligible textile and garment sector employers to register and participate in a job retention programme

    21 April 2021

    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (ILO News) – Domestic textile and garment factories affected by the COVID-19 pandemic can now apply through a web portal to obtain wage subsidies for their workers in a job retention programme covering up to 45,000 workers.

  8. Online training to improve prevention strategies against COVID-19

    21 April 2021

    Restrictive measures against COVID-19 prevented SCORE Training from taking place as normal face-to-face. However, SCORE trainers were trained early in the use of e-learning and online tools, and used their newly acquired skills to innovate in continuing to deliver SCORE Training. In Zimbabwe, Calundike Exports was able to experience online training and took advantage of the new SCORE Training module - COVID-19 Safety & Health at Work - to put in place the most important measures to protect its employees and ensure business continuity.

  9. Africa regional launch of the Climate Action for Jobs Initiative and “the social dimension of the ecological transition” project

    In the context of the ILO’s Green Week and this year’s Earth Day, the ILO and its tripartite constituents will host a regional launch of the Climate Action for Jobs Initiative. The event will also launch the social dimension of the ecological transition project on advancing climate action, a just transition, and decent work in Africa.

  10. Somalia recognizes decent work for women and men as the foundation of peace and resilience

    19 April 2021

    Somalia’s ratification of the Violence and Harassment Convention, 2019 (No. 190) and six more ILO Conventions was marked in a virtual ceremony with the ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder.

  11. Launch of the Initiative for the Fight against Child Labour by the Private Sector in Morocco (ILTESAM)

    As part of global efforts to mark the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour, the General Confederation of Moroccan Enterprises (CGEM), in collaboration with the ILO’s project MAP16, is organizing the official launch of its platform ILTESAM, the Initiative for the Fight against Child Labour by the Private Sector in Morocco.

  12. ILO Green Week

    As the world grapples with the devastating economic and social consequences of the COVID-19 crisis, we ask: How can we build back better? How can we build back greener? Join innovators, business leaders, policy experts and environmental practitioners from around the globe to explore what a green future of work could look like, and how we can get there.

  13. The Swedish Government and the International Labour Organization (ILO) launch Skills for Energy in Southern Africa (SESA) project

    08 April 2021

    The Swedish Government and the International Labour Organization (ILO) have launched the implementation of Skills for Energy in Southern Africa (SESA) project. The Project is a US $ 3.8 Million partnership agreement to be executed over a three- and half-year period.

  14. Communication, prevention measures and adaptations of Mauritian SMEs against COVID-19

    07 April 2021

    Using the SCORE module - COVID-19 Safety & Health at Work - enterprises in Mauritius implement the necessary measures to protect their employees from the risk of the virus spreading, while strengthening their communication and preparing for recovery.

  15. Malawi’s Ministry of Labour pledges to accelerate efforts for the eradication of child labour

    01 April 2021

    The Deputy Minister of Labour, Malawi, Honourable Vera Kamtukule has joined the African Union and its Member States, the International Labour Organization (ILO), and other stakeholders in adding her voice in pursuit of the global target to eliminate child labour in all its forms by 2025.

  16. ILO and AU launch International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour paving the way for greater collaboration among stakeholders in Africa

    31 March 2021

    In Africa, the regional launch of the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour marked a call to a shift from commitment to action towards the achievement of the African Union Agenda 2063 and SDG target 8.7.

  17. Japan and ILO to support environmental and socio-economic resilience of Sudan

    31 March 2021

    The Government of Japan has contributed US$ 1.9 million to the ILO’s dual response to recent flooding and the COVID-19 pandemic in Khartoum, Sudan.

  18. ILO supports the 2021 Session of the Nigerian National Labour Advisory Council Meeting

    24 March 2021

    The National Labour Advisory Council (NLAC) in Nigeria meets to discuss ratification of international labour standards, and other labour related matters to promote decent work in the country.

  19. How capacity building and greater employee involvement can address low productivity in the Ethiopian garment sector

    23 March 2021

    The textile and garment sector in Ethiopia is undergoing a substantial boom right now, and this growth needs to be accompanied by improvements in working conditions and productivity. This case study shows how SCORE Training helps SMEs address the problems that lead to low productivity.

  20. Trade Unions in Transition: Interview with Maria Helena André

    22 March 2021

    The COVID-19 pandemic has severely affected workers and their organizations across the world. Maria Helena ANDRE, Director of the ILO’s Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ACTRAV) explains different scenarios, which may affect the future of trade unions. She stresses also the ILO’s expectations vis-à-vis the important role of workers’ organizations to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 and reinforce trade union movement.