What's new

  1. What progress have we made to eliminate the worst forms of child labour by 2016? Find out: New ILO Global Child Labour Report and launch of CLIC-AFRICA

    20 September 2013

    The new ILO report on child labour will be launched worldwide on Monday 23 September 2013. In Africa, press briefings will be held in Addis Ababa, Dakar and Nairobi alongside a Première in the region: the creation of the new web page for the Integrated Regional Child Labour Resource Centre: CLIC-Africa

  2. UN Private Sector Forum: Discussion on Employment and Inclusive Growth in Africa

    The UN Private Sector Forum is being organized as the high-level luncheon of the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit. The Forum will focus on opportunities and challenges in Africa: How can Governments and the private sector partner to spur the creation of more and better jobs, especially for women and young people?

  3. Sensitisation of Labour Court Judges to International Labour Standards

    A sensitisation workshop on ILS for the Judges from the Labour Courts in South Africa is proposed to strengthen their already existing capacity to resort to ILS where relevant.

  4. The launch of the Corridor Economic Empowerment Innovation Fund (CEEIF), Dar es salaam Tanzania

    18 September 2013

    The ILO-Sida HIV&AIDS vulnerability Reduction and Economic Empowerment project will launch a Corridor Economic Empowerment Innovation Fund (CEEIF) on Wednesday 18th September 2013, a facility meant to address the needs of vulnerable groups of women, young girls and boys operating in the informal sector in the selected communities. The event to be officiated by the Minister for Labour and Employment, Hon. Gaudensia Kabaka at the ILO Offices in Dar es Salaam, is intended to popularize the economic empowerment strategies

  5. ILO CO Lusaka signs a Euro 5,730,000 financing agreement for the Zambia Green Jobs Programme

    18 September 2013

    CO Lusaka has, on behalf of five UN Agencies (ILO, FAO, UNEP, ITC, UNCTAD), signed a Euro 5,730,000 Agreement with the Government of Finland to finance the implementation of the Joint Programme on enhancing competitiveness and sustainable business among MSMEs in the Zambian building construction industry (Zambia Green Jobs Programme).

  6. Tribute to the trade unionist Basile Mahan Gahé, champion of tripartism

    17 September 2013

    The general secretary of the Confederation of Free Trade Unions of Côte d’Ivoire ( Dignité), Basile Mahan Gahé, died in Abidjan on Monday 16th September 2013. After being released on bail in December 2012 following several months’ detention, Mr Gahé was in Geneva for the 102nd session of the International Labour Conference in June 2013 to thank ILO and the international trade union movement who had fought for his release. In tribute to the recently departed African trade unionist, here is the last interview he gave to ACTRAV INFO, during his stay in Geneva.

  7. 17th International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA)

  8. ILO to present the latest global estimates on child labour

    13 September 2013

  9. Green Jobs Programme activities in Africa

    13 September 2013

    In Africa, green jobs activities have been implemented mainly in the eastern and south-eastern countries. The Green Jobs Programme has initiated and been involved in numerous activities in the region, notably in Kenya, Malawi, Mauritius, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

  10. Enhancing the Financial inclusion of Women Entrepreneurs in Nigeria.

    12 September 2013

    ILO collaborated with Central Bank of Nigeria to provide access to credit facilities for women entrepreneurs in Nigeria.

  11. National and Regional Development Programmes and Policies in Africa Training

    9th - 13th December 2013. A training on Mainstreaming Employment in National and Regional Development Programmes and Policies in Africa was held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

  12. United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation 2013

    Today the UN celebrated South-South cooperation, including an event in New York on implementing sustainable social protection floors.

  13. AUC-AfDB-ECA-ILO signed a Declaration of Intent to boost Youth Employment in Africa

    The International Labour Organization (ILO), the African Union Commission (AUC), the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and the Africa Development Bank (AfDB) signed a Declaration of Intent to jointly develop African solutions to the youth employment crisis, including the implementation of a regional inter-agency job creation initiative for 2013-2015 in partnership with African Union Member States.

  14. Youth Entrepreneurship Knowledge sharing Symposium for East Africa

    The ILO “Youth Entrepreneurship Facility (ILO/YEF)” program organised a three-day sub regional knowledge sharing workshop for key project partners, stakeholders and beneficiaries in Nairobi, Kenya to discuss practices and creating opportunities for income generation and job creation in Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda.

  15. Launch of the First CLIC-Africa Web Page

    06 September 2013

    The Regional Office for Africa launched the first Integrated Regional Child Labour Resource Centre for Africa (CLIC-Africa) web page to support knowledge sharing and capacity building of regional partners to tackle child labour issues.

  16. Making African voice heard in the Post-2015 Development Agenda

    04 September 2013

    September 2013, at the 68th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, Member States will discuss fundamentals of the new development agenda to succeed the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and Africa - the continent that is most affected by poverty - will submit its common position to have a say in how the future should evolve post-2015.

  17. Sweden joins ILO initiative in Zambia for rural youth

    03 September 2013

    The ILO-led UN Joint Programme with FAO on decent work and food security will create job opportunities for young entrepreneurs along agricultural value chains and will boost food security for rural populations in Zambia.

  18. Decent Work agenda for Eritrea

    02 September 2013

    The National Confederation of Eritrean Workers (NCEW), the Eritrean Federation of Employers (EFE) and the ILO reviewed the Decent Work Agenda for Eritrea and proposed a way forward.

  19. Sustainable Development and Decent Work Solution Forum: Presentations

    Within the Global South-South Development (GSSD) Expo taking place in Nairobi from 28 October to 1 November 2013, the ILO Solution Forum focused on projects concerning sustainable development and decent work in a variety of contexts worldwide. These presentations illustrate the solutions proposed.

  20. Sustainable Development and Decent Work Solution Forum

    Within the Global South-South Development (GSSD) Expo that took place in Nairobi from 28 October to 1 November 2013, the ILO Solution Forum focused on projects concerning sustainable development and decent work in a variety of contexts worldwide.