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  1. ILO Consults African Youth on Job Crisis

    25 January 2012

    The ILO is dedicating the month of March 2012 to hold national events in 12 African countries from the five sub-regions to hear young people’s views on the alarming youth employment situation.

  2. IGAD and ILO signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Employment for Peace in the Horn of Africa

    25 January 2012

    ADDIS ABABA - The Intergovernmental Authority for Development (IGAD) and the International Labour Organization committed to deepen their collaboration and cooperation in jointly promoting employment for peace, stability and sustainable development of the Horn of Africa.

  3. North Africa Employment Trends 2012 - An Interview with Dorothea Schmidt

    24 January 2012

  4. How the ILO supports change in the Arab world

    17 January 2012

    The world has been transfixed in admiration at the courage of the women and men who have taken to the streets across the Arab States over the past year. Farah Dakhlallah, ILO Regional Outreach and Advocacy Officer in Beirut, reports from Yemen and Lebanon where the ILO assists in preparing a better future for workers in the region.

  5. Libreville: Sub-regional workshop on the evaluation and consolidation of Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) training programmes for Workers' Organizations in Francophone Africa.

    16 December 2011

    The ILO's Bureau for Workers' Activities (ACTRAV) and the Programme on Safety and Health at Work and the Environment (SafeWork) have held a sub-regional workshop on the evaluation and consolidation of Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) training programmes for workers' organizations in francophone Africa.

  6. From the depths of an African shantytown, a nascent youth employment movement grows

    14 December 2011

    In Africa’s second largest slum, youth unemployment is sky high. But cooperative projects are helping youth find work and slowly lift themselves out of poverty through such projects as raising food in community gardens, processing waste for bio-fuel or providing improved sanitation. Journalist Anne Holmes reports on how this emerging economic revival is making a small but significant dent in a major ongoing challenge.

  7. DoL South Africa committed in Women’s Entrepreneurship Development

    Staff members of the Department of Labour (DoL) of South Africa were trained in improving skills and technical capacity of national and provincial staff to enable DoL to provide more effective services to women entrepreneurs. This training is part of a project between the ILO and DoL to work together in rolling out the WED training nationally to DoL branches in South Africa in 2012.

  8. DoL South Africa committed in Women’s Entrepreneurship Development

    Staff members of the Department of Labour (DoL) of South Africa weretrained in improving skills and technical capacity of national and provincial staff to enable DoL to provide more effective services to women entrepreneurs.This training is part of a project between the ILO and DoL to work together in rolling out the WED training nationally to DoL branches in South Africa in 2012.

  9. ITUC Africa Congress calls for the mobilization of labour movement in Africa

    More than 250 delegates, observers and partners gathered in South Africa for the ITUC Africa Congress called for the mobilization of the labour movement in the continent. The congress – held in the presence of President Jacob Zuma - highlighted the critical role of the labour movement in sensitizing governments in policy making and pro-job creation legislations.

  10. ITUC Africa Congress calls for the mobilization of labour movement in Africa

    More than 250 delegates, observers and partners gathered in South Africa for the ITUC Africa Congress called for the mobilization of the labour movement in the continent. The congress – held in the presence of President Jacob Zuma - highlighted the critical role of the labour movement in sensitizing governments in policy making and pro-job creation legislations

  11. Johannesburg: Second Congress of ITUC-Africa

    27 November 2011

    The Director of the Bureau for Workers' Activities (ACTRAV), Dan Cunniah, took part in the Second Congress of the African Regional Organization of the International Trade Union Federation (ITUC-Africa), which was held in Johannesburg from 25 to 27 November 2011.

  12. Chad: Interview with Adjia François Djondang, General Secretary of Union of Trade Unions of Chad (UST)

    25 November 2011

  13. Lome: Seminar on productivity and productivity-based bargaining for workers

    25 November 2011

    The Bureau for Workers' Activities, together with the Japanese Trade Union Confederation (JTUC-RENGO) held a seminar in Lomé, Togo, on 21-25 November 2011.

  14. SADC countries engaged in new employment policies and strategies

    Representatives of SADC countries met to examine and validate the new SADC draft policy and strategic documents on job creation being developed for consideration by their Ministers and Social Partners in April 2012, in Luanda, Angola.

  15. ILO and Namibia to strengthen cooperation

    Prime Minister Nahas Hangula of Namibia and the ILO agreed to strengthen cooperation in support of improving livelihoods of the Marginalized Communities.ILO’s Director, Vic Van Vuuren, thanked the Government for Namibia for its significant work done on themes regarding Indigenous peoples as well as in issues linked to Decent Work.

  16. Tanzania:Tripartite Workshop on Improving Communication and Media Strategies for the Promotion of Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining

  17. UN promotes a new educational outreach program in South Africa

    The United Nations Information Centre in Pretoria has set up an educational outreach programme to promote the role and function of the UN in South Africa. During the FUN (Fridays @ UN)-days, students/school children are invited for a brief introduction to the institution.

  18. UN promotes a new educational outreach program in South Africa

    The United Nations Information Centre in Pretoria has set up an educational outreach programme to promote the role and function of the UN in South Africa. During the FUN (Fridays @ UN)-days, students/school children are invited for a brief introduction to the institution.

  19. Tanzania:High-Level Seminar on Promoting Freedom of Association and the Effective Recognition of the Right to Collective Bargaining

    The High-Level Seminar Promoting Freedom of Association and the Effective Recognition of the Right to Collective Bargaining was organised by the International Labour Organisation’s (ILO) projects Global Project on promoting freedom of association and collective bargaining and Improving Labour Law Compliance in the United Republic of Tanzania (ILLC).

  20. International Year of Cooperatives: In Kenya, working hand in hand with the ILO to create cooperatives and jobs

    31 October 2011

    Cooperatives provide some 100 million jobs around the world. Many of these jobs provide for basic human needs, such as the dairy farms of Kenya. Today, some 13,000 cooperatives in Kenya have some 9 million members. As the United Nations launches its International Year of Cooperatives, Anne Holmes reports on how cooperatives are thriving, and the role of the ILO in their growth.