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  1. Public Private Forum on ‘Women in Business’

    On 2nd January 2013, the International Labour Organization (ILO), Ministry of Social Services and Development and Horn Relief Development (HRD) held a Public Private Forum to discuss the role of women in business.

  2. Business skills training for IDPs

    On 23rd February - 14th March 2013, ILO, EU and Horn Relief Development trained 20 women from Internally Displaced Camps in basic business skills. The eighteen day intensive training programme was held at Hawo Taako Center, Mogadishu.

  3. Ethiopia and ILO sign an MOU to support Domestic Migrant Workers to the Gulf States, Lebanon and Sudan

    14 March 2013

    The Government of Ethiopia and the International Labour Organization (ILO) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in Addis Ababa to implement an EU-funded project designed to develop a tripartite framework for the support and protection of Ethiopian women domestic migrant workers to the GCC States (Gulf Cooperation Council which includes Saudi Arabia, Qatar, UAE, Oman, Bahrain and Kuwait), Lebanon and Sudan.

  4. Getting across the message on male circumcision and HIV in the workplace

    14 March 2013

    Many Swazi men have decided to get circumcised to reduce their risk of contracting HIV, after attending workplace information sessions organised by the ILO.

  5. ILO Director-General calls for end to gender-based violence at work

    08 March 2013

    The ILO marked International Women’s day with calls for action to combat violence against women in the workplace.

  6. Launch and Dissemination Event for the Malawi Enabling Environment for Sustainable Enterprises Assessment Report and Action Plan

    07 March 2013

    Honourable Minister of Industry and Trade Mr. Sosten Gwengwe launched the Assessment of an Enabling Environment for Sustainable Enterprises for Malawi at Lilongwe Hotel

  7. Celebrating Ethiopian Women’s Achievements

    On International Women’s Day, the UN engages young Ethiopians from Addis Ababa University in an interactive dialogue as a way of leading change and building youth consciousness towards women’s role in development.

  8. Enabling Environment for Sustainable Enterprises in Malawi

    07 March 2013

    The Employers' Consultative Association of Malawi (ECAM), with technical support of the ILO, completed an assessment of the Enabling Environment for Sustainable Enterprises (EESE) in Malawi. The final report and an action plan were presented at a high-level tripartite dissemination event held on 7 March, 2013 in Lilongwe.

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    When work becomes a sexual battleground

    06 March 2013

    To mark International Women’s Day on 8 March, which focuses on ‘violence against women’, the ILO is highlighting the issue of sexual harassment in the workplace – an often subtle but disturbing form of aggression.

  10. Effective delivery of ILO technical cooperation projects in Africa

    04 March 2013

    ILO Africa's technical advisors and programme coordinators meet in Cotonou, Benin from 4-6 March 2013 to discuss policy project portfolios in the context of the new ILO reform.

  11. From slum living to company director

    25 February 2013

    One woman’s success story shows how green entrepreneurship could be an answer to both youth unemployment and environmental degradation in Africa.

  12. Drop the gun and take a pen

    21 February 2013

    Countries have stepped up their efforts to fight piracy and warlordism in Somalia. The ILO has partnered with other UN agencies to address the root causes of the conflicts: chronic unemployment and a lack of prospects for youth.

  13. New green economy partnership responds to Rio+20 Call for Action

    19 February 2013

    Four UN agencies to assist 30 countries in transition to a green economy

  14. Launch of the Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP) for Zimbabwe 2012 – 2015 and Skills II for Youth Employment and Rural Development

    14 February 2013

    On the 14th of February 2013, the ILO Country Office for Zimbabwe (CO-Harare) in collaboration with the ILO tripartite partners launched the third generation of the Decent Work Country Programme for Zimbabwe 2012-2015 and the ‘Skills for Youth Employment and Rural Development’ (SKILLS II).

  15. World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2013

    The World Day for Safety and Health at Work in 2013 focuses on the prevention of occupational diseases.

  16. Launch of the Decent Work Country Programme for (DWCP) Zimbabwe and the Skills Flagship programme

    12 February 2013

    The ILO in collaboration with the Ministry of Labour and Social Services and the Social Partners, will be launching the Decent Work Country Programme for Zimbabwe (DWCP), 2012-2015 on 14 February 2013.

  17. ILO: Tougher measures needed to curb forced labour

    08 February 2013

    According to an ILO report, the need to deter would-be perpetrators is widely recognized, but more effort is needed to identify cases of forced labour and to prevent the crime.

  18. ILO and UNDP "Rethink Economic Growth" for Arab social justice

    07 February 2013

    The report examines Arab labour market trends and structures over the two decades leading up to the Arab Spring in 2011, offering insights into the underlying causes for the uprisings that have since spread from Tunisia across the Arab world.

  19. Egypt’s farmers: Sowing the seeds of an agricultural revolution

    07 February 2013

    Agriculture will be critical to future economic growth in Egypt, says the ILO – but only if the laws on farmers’ co-ops are reformed.

  20. Promotion of Decent Work in the South African Transport Sector

    From 3 to 8 February 2012, the Social and Economic Council of Flanders (SERV) is hosting a delegation of the social partners of the South African Port of Durban for a study trip to different ports in Flanders and the Netherlands. The study trip to the Netherlands is hosted by the Dutch trade union FNV. It feeds into the ILO project “Promotion of Decent Work in the South African Transport Sector” co-funded by the Flemish and Dutch governments.