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  1. The African Union Ten Year Action Plan on Child Labour plan moves toward implementation

    22 September 2020

    The African Union (AU) is initiating discussions with stakeholders on the implementation of African Union’s Ten Year Action Plan to Eradicate Child Labour, Forced Labour, Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery (2020-2030) adopted during the AU Summit held in February 2020. This initiative resonates well with the International Labour Organization (ILO) convention 182 on Worst Forms of Child Labour which is reaching its universal ratification.

  2. Djibouti ratifies the 1986 Constitutional Amendment

    22 September 2020

  3. Malawi’s Tripartite Labour Advisory Council deliberates on child labour

    21 September 2020

    “The meeting gives employers great confidence in the Minister’s leadership. Social dialogue is the bedrock of labour and employment. When social dialogue takes place reliably and consistently, this can contribute greatly to the development of the country. Social dialogue is one of the processes that Malawi needs if we are to become a middle income country, and the involvement of the social partners is a prerequisite for the creation of sustainable jobs,” Mr. Buxton Kayuni, President of the Employers’ Consultative Association of Malawi (ECAM)

  4. Malawi’s Tripartite Labour Advisory Council deliberates on child labour

    21 September 2020

    Lilongwe, 21 September 2020 – The Honourable Ken Kandodo, M.P. Malawi’s Minister of Labour, opened a meeting of the country’s Tripartite Labour Advisory Council (TLAC) on Thursday 17 September 2020 stating that: “The role of the Tripartite Labour Advisory Council is perhaps more important now than ever before, given its linkage to decent work and the 2030 Agenda. In the context of COVID-19, the Council can guide our recovery plans with inclusive, informed solutions for the benefit of our country”.

  5. Upskilling local contractors in routine road maintenance for better performance and workmanship

    15 September 2020

    The evident and vital role local contractors play in infrastructure development and employment creation in the construction sector provide recognition for essential investment in upskilling for better performance and workmanship.

  6. Innovations and Strategies for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

    The webinar will take place on Wednesday, 14 October 2020 from 11:00 - 13:00 (CEST).

  7. ILO/Germany programme to protect garment workers affected by COVID-19

    08 September 2020

    The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) is giving €14.5 million to an International Labour Organization (ILO) multi-donor programme to help garment sector workers in seven countries who have been affected by COVID-19.

  8. Developing Frameworks for Recovery and Prosperity from the COVID-19 Pandemic

  9. Developing Frameworks for Recovery and Prosperity from the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Webinar session

  10. Presentation of the Results of the Rapid Assessment of the impact of COVID-19 on the informal economy in Mozambique

    Counting with a limited number of participants whilst practicing social distancing amongst other mitigation measures, Moztrabalha and the Social Protection unit of the ILO will carry out a workshop on the 26/08/2020 at the Tivoli Hotel along with ILO constituents and social partners, to jointly debate ways to mitigate the negative socioeconomic impacts of COVID on workers in the informal economy in Mozambique

  11. Saved from the Shackles of Child Labour

    12 August 2020

    Iveta started working at the age of 15 as a domestic worker, with a salary that could not support herself and her family. The ILO enabled her to get out of child labour and learn some tailoring skills. Today, she is building a modern house for herself.

  12. ILO And NECA Collaborate To Eliminate Child Labour In Nigeria

    12 August 2020

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association (NECA) have agreed to collaborate to accelerate progress on the elimination of Child Labour in the Cocoa and Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining (ASGM) supply chains in Nigeria through the Accelerating action for the elimination of child labour in supply chains in Africa” (ACCEL Africa) Project. The ACCEL Africa project is a 4-year project funded by the Dutch Government; however, implementation in Nigeria is from May 2019 to October 2022.

  13. Tackling the Covid-19 Pandemic, Climate Disasters and the Locust Plague in East Africa

  14. Green jobs offer hope for a better future for the African continent

    24 July 2020

    Africa is the region that is hardest hit by the negative effects of climate change, and yet is the continent that contributes the lowest overall CO2 emissions per capita. The ILO’s Green Jobs programme offers an opportunity to make a difference in terms of mitigating the adverse effects of climate change, while at the same time reducing unemployment.

  15. ILO and UNAIDS provide PPE and welfare items to PLW HIVAIDS to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19

    21 July 2020

    In response to the call by the UNAIDS Executive Director, to reprogramme up to fifty percent (50%) of the 2020 UNAIDS country envelope funds for COVID-19 related activities, the ILO along with it partners donated assorted COVID-19 Personal Protective Equipment and Rice to Four Networks of People Living with HIV/AIDS in Monrovia, on July 15, 2020.

  16. ILO Commends NECA for its leadership role in finding solutions to COVI-19 challenges in Nigeria

    21 July 2020

    The Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association held its Annual General Meeting on 21st of July 2020 during which it elected a new president and discussed issues affecting the organization and Nigeria as a whole.

  17. IGAD Member States Labour Migration Experts testimony to FMPT project capacity building support

    20 July 2020

  18. ILO trains Ghanaian businesses on business digitization and e-commerce

    20 July 2020

    In an attempt to circumvent the odds of COVID-19 pandemic, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprises (SCORE) Ghana Project educates SMEs on business digitalization and e-commerce. This initiative is aimed at equipping SMEs with the knowledge and the drive to design and promote their businesses in the digital space.

  19. Domestic Workers Association of Zimbabwe wins the ILO Skills Innovators Challenge

    17 July 2020

    Winner of the ILO Innovators Challenge proposes to empower domestic workers with skills that respond to their current working world

  20. 1st ILO Skills Challenge Innovation Call winner announced

    15 July 2020

    The winner of the first ILO Skills Challenge Innovation Call has been announced, and the USD 50,000 prize has gone to a domestic workers association in Zimbabwe.