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  1. © ILO 2020

    Child labour is an affront to our common values

    20 November 2020

    The universal ratification of the ILO’s Convention on the Worst Forms of Child Labour is a positive step for Africa’s children says Cynthia Samuel-Olonjuwon, ILO Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Africa.

  2. When my parents lost their land, I had to leave school and go to work

    20 November 2020

    The International Labour Organization has one of the largest programmes in the world that combats child labour. Read the story of a young boy who was forced into work when his family fell on hard times.

  3. Digitalization: Challenges and Opportunities for Union Documentation Centres

    On the occasion of the launch of the new ILO’s workers‘ collection, the Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ACTRAV) will organize a webinar to discuss the challenges and opportunities regarding the digital transformation of Trade Union documentation centres, during which experts will discuss potential strategies as well as best practices to address this digital transformation...

  4. Five steps to help women entrepreneurs cross the business gender divide

    19 November 2020

    Women entrepreneurs tend to be stuck at the lower end of the business value chain, while their male counterparts make more profits at the high end. The ILO has developed a five step model to help women cross the business gender divide.

  5. New report shines light on labour migration statistics in Africa

    18 November 2020

  6. The Swedish Government and the International Labour Organization (ILO) sign US $ 3.8 Million partnership agreement

    16 November 2020

    The Swedish Government and the International Labour Organization (ILO) have signed the US $ 3.8 Million partnership agreement to execute the four-year Skills For Energy In Southern Africa (SESA) project.

  7. ILO support towards revision of labour migration national legislations in Uganda

    12 November 2020

  8. Promotion of social dialogue and freedom of association in Sudan– SDN/20/02/USA

    10 November 2020

  9. The European Union and ILO joins forces to promote social protection systems in Sudan

    09 November 2020

  10. Experts Validate the Report of the Evaluation of the ECOWAS Regional Action Plan for the Elimination Child Labour, especially the Worst Forms.

    03 November 2020

    ‘’ I reiterate the ECOWAS Commission’s commitment to provide purposeful leadership to accompany Member states in their quest to enhance integrated and coordinated actions, and the mobilisation of the adequate resources to end child labour in the region,’’ Dr. Siga Fatima Jagne, ECOWAS Commissioner for Social Affairs and Gender.

  11. ILO, ITU and the AU gather stakeholders to advance a new joint programme to boost decent jobs and enhance skills for youth in Africa’s digital economy

    23 October 2020

  12. © Shasha Mobile Film Festival 2020

    ILO Cairo endows special prize for mobile films

    22 October 2020

    ILO Cairo Office announces a special prize for short films shot only by mobile phones.

  13. ILO strengthens the effort of labour migration governance experts in the IGAD region

    20 October 2020

  14. Support to mitigate the impact of COVID19 on businesses and workers in the tourism and hospitality sector in Ghana

    19 October 2020

    The ILO organized capacity building workshops for members of the Ghana Tourism Federation (GHATOF) to help mitigating the impacts of the COVID19 pandemic on the Ghanaian tourism and hospitality sector. At the end of training, participants were equipped with knowledge and skills that will be shared with their colleagues and put into practice to support re-starting their operations while securing jobs. It is estimated that this initiative will benefit over five thousand members of the GATHOF, contributing to secure over fifteen thousand jobs in the tourism and hospitality industry.

  15. ILO COOP participates in the ICA Africa Regional Conference on 'Fostering Implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area through Cooperatives’

    16 October 2020

    ILO COOP participated in the ICA Africa Regional Conference on 'Fostering Implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) through Cooperatives' that was held online on the 15th October, 2020 along with government officials, cooperative leaders, partners and other stakeholders.

  16. ILO Promotes COVID-19 Free Working Environment

    16 October 2020

    Advancing Decent Work and Inclusive Industrialization Programme Provided Disinfection Service & Capacity Building Training for 14 Factories in Industrial Parks in Ethiopia

  17. Eswatini commits to addressing gaps in its Labour Market and Skills Anticipation systems

    15 October 2020


  18. ILO is supporting the eighth consecutive edition of the Social Protection Week in Mozambique, organized by Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Action (MGCAS), that will take place from 12th to 18th October 2020

    The Social Protection Week represents the highest advocacy moment for the social protection sector and along the week, ILO will support: a webinar on Social Protection Responses to COVID-19 in Portuguese speaking countries (12th October), the Civil Society National Conference on Social Protection (13th October, Beira city), the launch of the 2020 Social Action Budget Brief (14th October) and the launch of the 2nd Statistical Bulletin on Social Protection (16th October)".

  19. © BRICS 2020

    BRICS commitment to jobs, social protection & social dialogue welcomed by ILO

    09 October 2020

    Higher levels of international cooperation and solidarity will be needed to meet the challenge to labour markets posed by COVID-19, says ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder.

  20. WEBINAR on Responses in the Field of Social Protection to COVID-19 in PALOP countries: lessons learned

    Responses in the Field of Social Protection to COVID-19 in PALOP countries: lessons learned", webinar organized by ILO through the ACTION/Portugal project on 12th October within the Mozambique's Social Protection Week 2020, to support exchange of experiences in cushioning the socioeconomic impact of COVID-19 with Social Protection responses among African Portuguese-speaking countries.