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  1. Job for former child soldiers

    06 December 2012

    The ILO is pursuing its efforts to strengthen the economic component of reintegration programmes for former child soldiers in countries concerned. Two new projects have started in 2012.

  2. ILO-EU project led to better coordination of social protection and employment policies in Burkina Faso, Cambodia and Honduras

    05 December 2012

    The ILO and the European Commission concluded their joint project "Improving social protection and promoting employment” in a workshop organized in Brussels. The project, signed in 2009, supported Burkina Faso, Cambodia and Honduras in the development of integrated social protection and employment policies.

  3. International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2012

    Every 3rd of December, persons with disabilities across all nations gather to commemorate the International Day of the Disabled (IDPD). The event which is observed annually internationally goes way back to 1992 with different themes each year all addressing the various concerns of persons with disabilities with the aim of promoting awareness towards inclusiveness.

  4. Promoting the Rights and Welfare of Persons With Disabilities in Africa

    03 December 2012

    African Ministers of Social Development, AU Commissioners and Experts, UN Agencies (UN Special Rapporteur on Disability, ILO, UNICEF, UNFPA), Development Partners, Representatives of African Regional and National institutions including CSO’s attended a week-long meeting in Addis Ababa to better protect the rights of persons with disabilities in Africa.

  5. A Child Labour Resource Centre for Africa Established

    30 November 2012

    The ILO established a Regional Integrated Child Labour Resource Centre on November 30, 2012, to support the development of national capacity, ownership and commitment on child labour issues.

  6. ILO and Mauritius sign MoU to implement new DWCP

    30 November 2012

    The ILO, the Government and the social partners of Mauritius signed in Port Louis a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to implement the new Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP).

  7. Heads of UN agencies launch “Getting to Zero at Work” campaign

    29 November 2012

    The campaign aims to promote ILO Recommendation 200 concerning HIV and AIDS and the World of Work, 2010.

  8. Business Associations in Somalia trained to manage and improve their associations

    The ILO, Ministry of Women and Family Affairs, Chamber of Commerce and social partners concluded a 5 day workshop on Building Women’s Entrepreneurs Associations from 21st November 2012 up to 26th November 2012 in Mogadishu.

  9. Social Security Priorities for South Africa and the Social Protection Floor

    South Africa has a fragile social security system, with gaps in the prevention and alleviation of poverty and in contributory arrangements relating to pensions and death and disability protection

  10. International Engineers Advances Training Course

    ILO and the Kenya Institute of Highways and Buildings train 11 engineers on management of public works

  11. Maternity protection: Not just a personal issue

    23 November 2012

    Many countries have ratified ILO conventions on maternity protection, but pregnant women still face workplace discrimination. Marking the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (November 25), the ILO publishes guidelines on how to implement maternity protection policies.

  12. AfDB President spells out agenda for job creation

    22 November 2012

    The President of the African Development Bank, Dr Donald Kaberuka, talks about what it takes to generate income, jobs and sustainable employment.

  13. “Alien plants” boost green jobs in South Africa

    20 November 2012

    South Africa has become a success story when it comes to creating jobs and protecting the environment through its Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP). Many other countries in the global south are also benefitting from similar programmes.

  14. Global Entrepreneurship Week 2012: Town Hall Meeting on Women’s Empowerment through Entrepreneurship

  15. Beyond the MDGs: It’s all about jobs and livelihoods

    18 November 2012

    As the debate on the post-Millennium Development Goals agenda gathers pace, the ILO says the most pressing priorities are job creation and social protection.

  16. Skills for Trade and Economic Diversification (STED)

    17 November 2012

    Adequate education and skills can improve the employability of workers, the productivity of enterprises and the inclusiveness of economic growth.

  17. Global South-South Development Forum 2012

    The 2012 Global South-South Development Expo in Vienna (Austria) placed the spotlight on Energy and Climate Change. The ILO Solution Forum on Energy, Climate Change and Decent Work (20 November) covered inclusive access to decent work, follow-up to Rio+20, green jobs, social protection and the promotion of workers’ rights in the field of renewable energy and climate change.

  18. ILO Governing Body considers bleak economic outlook, calls for focus on jobs and dialogue

    16 November 2012

    The global jobs gap will widen as the world’s economy worsens, says ILO’s Governing Body, as it ends its Autumn session.

  19. Malala Yousafzai is a global symbol of every girl's right to an education

    12 November 2012

    Education is a fundamental human right and it is a pathway to development, tolerance and global citizenship and is a crucial component of any effective effort to eliminate child labour. IPEC is adding its voice to the messages from over 1 million people across the globe for universal education and to eliminate child labour. We stand by The Office of the UN Special Envoy for Global Education and we support the UN Secretary-General's Global Initiative on Education.

  20. Advancing women in Business and Management in Africa

    Participants from Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and South Africa took part to a workshop held to strengthen employers' organizations to support enterprises at the country level to develop and implement policies on advancing women in business and management as a strategic business goal.