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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. South African Development Community(SDAC) Labour Migration Workshop

    The Southern African Development Community (SADC) secretariat, with the support of the ILO and the IOM, convened a strategic labour migration workshop for the sub-region, to enhance the SADC Action Plan on Labour Migration which focused on policy assessment, social security, data collection and low and high-skilled migration.

  14. Ghana ratifies the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC 2006)

    20 August 2013

    With the ratification by Ghana, 44 ILO Member States representing nearly 75 per cent of the world’s global shipping tonnage have now committed themselves to the decent work standards of the Convention.

  15. Maritime Labour Convention

    19 August 2013

    The ILO will mark the coming into force of its historic Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 with a panel discussion bringing together high-level representatives of seafarers, shipowners, port authorities and the ILO.

  16. Implementing the Joint Youth Employment Initiative for Africa

    15 August 2013

    The Employment and Labour Sub-Cluster of the African Union-UN Regional Coordination Mechanism met to discuss the implementation process of the Joint Youth Employment Initiative (JYEIA) which will be officially kick-starting in mid-September 2013.

  17. International Youth Day

    The 2013 observance of International Youth Day aims to raise awareness of the opportunities and risks associated with youth migration, share knowledge and information stemming from recent research and analysis on this topic, and engage young people in discussions on their migration experiences.

  18. UN Interactive Dialogue to Connect with Youth

    05 August 2013

    A global interactive dialogue was held in the UN General Assembly to bring the United Nations closer to the world's young people. Around one thousand youth from Africa, Latin America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East took part in the event, connected via video link.

  19. The 2013 Nigeria Labour Congress Rain School : Strengthening Trade Unions for Defense of Workers Rights

    22 July 2013

    The 2013 Rain School, organized courses for Trade Unions in Nigeria on leadership, organizational skills and Gender issues.

  20. CEE Innovation Fund and National Policy Dialogue on HIV launched in Southern Africa

    The Corridor Economic Empowerment (CEE) Innovation Fund and the National Policy Dialogue on HIV Vulnerability Prevention were launched in Southern Africa. The ILO supports this policy dialogue process to facilitate evidence-based development on connections between Economic Empowerment, Gender and HIV.