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  1. Youth employment and school-to-work transitions in Africa

    This webinar will disseminate the conclusions of analytical briefs on Rwanda, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal and Uganda and a cross-country review on youth employment, school-to-work transition and the impact of COVID-19 on youth labour market outcomes in the African region.

  2. ILO Workshop Trains Nigerian Officials on Social Protection Statistics for Effective Monitoring and Evaluation

    30 May 2023

    Efforts to Improve Social Protection in Nigeria Gain Momentum Through Data Collection and Monitoring

  3. AU and ILO prepare a continental strategy to advance decent jobs for Africa’s youth

    29 May 2023

    The AU-ILO Youth Employment Strategy for Africa unveils a bold vision: a continent where all youth have access to productive and decent employment that empowers them to escape poverty and create a better future for themselves and their communities.

  4. Un nouveau départ pour les femmes de Tiola : Comment ACCEL Africa brise le cycle du travail des enfants.

    26 May 2023

  5. Collaboration between ILO and Elizade University seeks to Improve Media Reporting on Labour Migration in Nigeria

    19 May 2023

    Through the FAIRWAY Programme in Nigeria, ILO is improving the quality of teaching labour migration related topics for students of Mass Communication and Journalism.

  6. Ministerial declaration presented at the 19th Regional Seminar for Labour-Based Practioners

    16 May 2023

    17 African Ministers and Representatives recognize infrastructure is key for inclusive economic and social development, stressing the need to benefit youth, women, and people with disabilities from construction activities.

  7. Awareness raising on Labour Migration for local community leaders in rural Kenya

    The two labour migration awareness raising meetings in Kilifi and Busia brought together local community leaders from across Kilifi County and Busia County including the chiefs, assistant chiefs, village elders, community policing and community administrators.

  8. Namibia on the way to standardize employment contracts for its fishermen.

    15 May 2023

    After a series of activities that included a deep-dive research study of the fishing industry, sensitization on occupational health and safety and basic decent working conditions aboard fishing vessels; inspection of fishing vessels and the Work in Fishing Convention 2007 (no.188); Namibia is on the verge of passing a standardized employment contract for the country’s fishery workers.

  9. Cash transfers to returnee migrant workers promote entrepreneurship in Ethiopia

    11 May 2023

  10. Refugee and host community youth call for more than a ‘seat at the table’ at UN Youth Forum

    11 May 2023

    The ILO, UNHCR and UNICEF organized a side-event on the margins of the ECOSOC Youth Forum 2023 where refugee and host community youth advocated for a greater say in issues that affect them.

  11. Civil society platform organizes training on social protection for members of political parties and journalists with ILO’ support

    From 3 to 4 May 2023, the Mozambican Civil Society Platform for Social Protection (PSCM-PS) organized a training on social protection geared towards members of political parties and journalists. This capacity building activity aimed at raising awareness on social protection among politicians and the media ahead of October’s municipal elections. The goal being to provide this target audience with more knowledge and evidence on social protection that could be used to feed into party manifestos and high-quality media coverage.

  12. Opportunities for decent work for women and youth and improved productivity for MSMEs in the Zimbabwe construction sector

    09 May 2023

    The project seeks to improve the productivity of micro, small and medium construction enterprises, and to contribute towards addressing decent work deficits among vulnerable workers through decent working conditions and putting onto effect their labour rights. The project’s main target groups are particularly women and youth in Southern Africa.

  13. First tripartite social dialogue within the fishing sector

    08 May 2023

    building decent working and in South Africa

  14. Workers’ organizations join forces and launch national campaign for ratification of Convention No. 102 in Mozambique

    During the week of the International Workers’ Day, the two largest national trade union confederations of Mozambique, namely the National Confederation of Independent and Free Trade Unions of Mozambique (CONSILMO) and the Mozambican Workers Organization (OTM-CS), launched through a press conference held on 5 May 2023 a national campaign calling for the ratification of Social Security (Minimum Standards) Convention, 1952 (No.102). This campaign is being supported by the ILO through the Portuguese-funded project “Strengthening of Social Protection Systems in the PALOP and Timor-Leste (Phase 3), also known as ACTION/Portugal, and the IrishAid-funded regional project "Accelerating the Achievement of Universal Social Protection to Leave No One Behind."

  15. From Education to Empowerment: How McLeod Russel Uganda Limited is Supporting the Fight Against Child Labour in the Tea Industry

    04 May 2023

    McLeod Russel Uganda Limited (MRUL) is a tea growing, manufacturing, and exporting established in Uganda. The company owns six tea estates in the country: Bugambe and Kisaru Tea Estates in Kikuube District, Muzizi Tea Estate in Kagadi District, Mwenge Tea Estate in Kyenjojo District, Kiko Tea Estate in Kabarole District, Ankole Tea Estate in Bushenyi District, and a central management office in Mwenge Kyenjojo District, covering a total of 7170.70 hectares of land. With the help of small growers, the company produces an average of 11,000,000 kgs and 9,000,000 kgs of made tea per year.

  16. Capacity-building workshops for 96 labour inspectors held by the CONMIGO Project

    THAMM contributes to a series of capacity-building workshops for 96 labour inspectors held by the CONMIGO Project

  17. Launch event of the programme “Towards a Holistic Approach to Labour Migration Governance and Labour Mobility in North Africa” (THAMM) in Egypt

    The Government of Egypt, the European Union and Germany officially launched today the programme “Towards a Holistic Approach to Labour Migration Governance and Labour Mobility in North Africa” (THAMM) in Egypt in coordination with the implementing agencies: ILO, IOM and GIZ.

  18. AUC-ILO Africa Forum on Child Labour “Harnessing Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives to address Child Labour”

    The main objective of the event is to support the implementation of the African Union’s “Ten Year Action Plan to Eradicate Child Labour, Forced Labour, Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery”.

  19. Organized private sector in Nigeria engaged on labour migration and rights of migrant workers

    24 April 2023

    Organised private sector in Nigeria, led by the Nigeria Employers Consultative Association (NECA) initiated engagement with national stakeholders focusing on improved governance of labour migration and protection of migrant workers’ rights.

  20. Mentoring host and refugee youth in Ethiopia to become future leaders

    14 April 2023

    The ILO, UNHCR and UNICEF facilitated a Youth Leadership Academy for members of the Youth Network Committee in Ethiopia to assist them in organizing and leading social development and advocacy initiatives in their communities.