What's new

  1. SafeYouth@Work tripartite results and sustainability workshop

    16 October 2019

    The workshop was held from 14 to 16 October 2019 at ITC-ILO, Turin, Italy

  2. Refugee access to labour markets and decent work sensitization workshop

    15 October 2019

    According to latest estimates, 6.8 million refugees (UNHCR, 31 August 2019) are living in Ethiopia, and 2.8 million internally displaced populations have been forced to flee their homes due to recent unrest in the country.

  3. « 100 Years – 100 Lives » | THE GAMBIA - “People with disabilities should have equal opportunities to work and contribute to society”

    10 October 2019

    An unemployed female worker with a hearing disability explains how she was offered to successfully join an ILO public work programme and develop her skills.

  4. « 100 Years – 100 Lives » | TANZANIA - “Today, I own my business and I know how to protect myself from HIV infection”

    10 October 2019

    An ILO project in Tanzania helped women like Angel Banda to become financially independent while at the same time providing them with training on HIV prevention.

  5. « 100 Years – 100 Lives » | SUDAN - “Starting a local business made it possible for us to cover our needs and even to save some money”

    10 October 2019

    An ILO project provided training to vulnerable communities in the Darfur region that led to the creation of small businesses.

  6. Where is the “human-centred approach”?

    10 October 2019

    A struggling economy in a mineral rich country has pushed many people into finding creative ways of surviving, at times engaging in risky behaviours. The occupational hazards they face are both personal and communal.

  7. « 100 Years – 100 Lives » | SOMALIA - “Now I am no longer a refugee and I even managed to set up my own business in Baidoa”

    09 October 2019

    Former Somali refugee Mohamud Mohamed benefitted from an ILO project that helped him to resettle in Somalia by providing him the necessary tools to start a business.

  8. « 100 Years – 100 Lives » | ZIMBABWE - “Now I make enough money to support my family”

    09 October 2019

    Mary Tarudana has become a respected female entrepreneur thanks to an ILO project aimed at improving living conditions of women and their families in rural areas.

  9. « 100 Years – 100 Lives » | ZAMBIA - “I hope to further expand my company to offer more jobs for young people in my community”

    09 October 2019

    What started as a dream for 28-year-old Abraham Susiku has now become a lucrative agri-business partly thanks to an ILO project.

  10. « 100 Years – 100 Lives » | ZAMBIA - “I was 11 when I started to work in tobacco farms. Now I am skilled and became a tailor”

    08 October 2019

    Simasiku Ngenda is one of the Zambian teenagers who have been supported by an ILO-sponsored project so that they can leave child labour and learn a trade.

  11. « 100 Years – 100 Lives » | SOUTH AFRICA - “This was one of the best events of its kind on job creation and the future of work”

    07 October 2019

    The ILO in South Africa successfully developed a series of innovative knowledge-sharing and capacity development events for SMEs.

  12. ILO Centenary Congress


  13. ILO Centenary Congress

    07 October 2019


  14. ILO and Ivorian Government agreed for organizing the 14th African Regional Meeting in Abidjan in December 2019

    03 October 2019

    On October 3, 2019, the ILO and the Government of Côte d'Ivoire signed an agreement to hold the 14th African Regional Meeting of the ILO in Côte d'Ivoire from 3 to 6 December 2019

  15. Symposium on the Future of Work We Want

  16. A first step towards improving working conditions of waste pickers in Senegal

    27 September 2019

    Under the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE), the ILO is supporting an initiative to improve working conditions in the waste management sector, by helping to organize informal economy workers into cooperatives.

  17. Senegal ratifies the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, as amended (MLC, 2006)

    27 September 2019

    Senegal is the 94th member State to have ratified this Convention.

  18. Government, private sector are key partners to employment creation

    27 September 2019

    To create employment, a national employment coordination mechanism that involves government and the private sector needs to be developed as both are key partners in placing jobs at the centre of the national development agenda.

  19. Africa Sourcing and Fashion Week

  20. Tripartism and social dialogue key to progress in the tourism industry

    26 September 2019

    The one day symposium looked at the role of tourism in job creation, the quality of those jobs and social dialogue can enhance progress in this sector.