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  1. International Conference on Youth Employment in the Mediterranean Region

    This major international conference was organized by the Foundation Education for Employment (EFE) on 25-26 April 2012 in Madrid, Spain. Participants including the Spanish Ministry of Labour and the Spanish Agency of Cooperation and Development (AECID), the Casa Arabe-IEAM and the ILO - represented by Charles DAN, Regional Director for Africa - discussed ways and means to address one of the most important political and socio-economic challenges in the area: how do we create employment opportunities for youth in the Mediterranean region?

  2. World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2012: Promoting safety and health in a green economy

    25 April 2012

    The 2012 World Day for Safety and Health at Work focuses on the promotion of occupational safety and health (OSH) in a green economy. There is a shift in the world to a greener and more sustainable economy. However, even if certain jobs are considered to be “green”, the technologies used may protect the environment but not be safe at all.

  3. Tunisia and ILO sign two agreements to promote Youth Employment and Social Dialogue

    19 April 2012

    The Government of Tunisia and the International Labour Organization (ILO) signed today in Cairo (Egypt) two agreements designed to strengthen their technical cooperation and to promote youth employment and social dialogue in the North-African country.

  4. Employment for Stability and Socio-Economic Progress in North Africa

    A High Level Interactive Conference, under the theme “Employment for Stability and Socio-Economic Progress in North Africa”, was held on 18-19 April in Cairo, Egypt to build consensus among stakeholders and development partners on the key priorities and actions required to implement an employment-centred and rights-based approach for stability and growth in the sub-region.

  5. New Faces New Voices, ILO and AfDB to Join Forces to Promote Women Empowerment in Africa

    16 April 2012

    New Faces New Voices (NFNV), the Pan-African Network of women in the financial and business sectors led by Ms Graça Machel, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the African Development Bank (AfDB) agreed in Abuja (Nigeria) to strengthen their cooperation to promote women empowerment in Africa.

  6. ILO Assists Nigeria on updating the National Occupational Classification

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) assessed the current state of the National Occupational Classification (NOC) in Nigeria and made recommendations for its comprehensive review, the development of National Occupational Standards, Quality Assurance Instruments and a Monitoring and Evaluation Mechanism as well as Institutional Capacity Building.

  7. Japan and ILO launched new partnership on Youth Employment for Sustainable Development in Kenya

    05 April 2012

    DAR ES SALAAM/ADDIS ABABA (ILO News) – The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Government of Japan launched a new creative partnership and program aimed at promoting youth employment for sustainable development of the East-African country of Kenya.

  8. ILO Gateway: Knowledge sharing, Joint Planning and Implementation

    Regional Task forces, which report to the Knowledge Management Steering Committee, met to discuss ways and means to improve information and knowledge management to meet constituents’ increasing demands to improve the quality of services rendered by the ILO in 2012-13.

  9. Abidjan: Training on trade union unity in French-speaking Africa

    02 April 2012

    The General Secretaries of a number of African trade union organizations took part in a training seminar on the unity of the trade union movement in French-speaking Africa, held in the capital of Côte d'Ivoire from 29 March to 1 April 2012.

  10. Tunisia, ILO and EU Sign a New Agreement to Promote Job Creation and Professional Reinsertion

    30 March 2012

    TUNISIA/ADDIS ABABA (ILO News) – The Government of Tunisia, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the European Union (EU) today signed in Tunis a new agreement aimed at promoting employment creation and professional reinsertion in the North African country.

  11. Togo ratifies the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006)

    30 March 2012

    With the ratification of the MLC, 2006 by Togo, 25 ILO member States are now parties to the Convention. While the first condition for the entry into force of the Convention is already met, i.e. registered ratifications representing at least 33 per cent of the world gross tonnage of ships, the ratification of the Convention by Togo is an important step towards achieving the second condition, which is the ratification of the Convention by 30 member States.

  12. Zimbabwe National Youth Employment Conference - “Building a future with Decent Work for Young People”

    29 March 2012

    The young people of Zimbabwe met under the auspices of the Zimbabwe National Youth Employment Conference: Building a future with Decent Work for Young People, at the Rainbow Towers Hotel, Harare, to reflect on the status of youth employment in Zimbabwe.

  13. ILO at the COSATU National Gender Conference

    More than 150 delegates from COSATU affiliates and provinces, FEDUSA members, labour organisations and community services gathered in Johannesburg to assess the state of the gender struggle in COSATU. The focus was to mainstream gender issues into political programmes, as well as to strengthen gender structures to tackle particular issues related to discrimination.

  14. Meeting of Nigerian National Referral Mechanism (NRM) Task Force

    ILO Country Office, Abuja in collaboration with National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffic in Persons and other related matters (NAPTIP) organized a 1 – day meeting for NRM Task Force members. Participants drawn from government institutions, CSOs, international organizations and ECOWAS met to have a brain storming session on the formation of a referral mechanism for the protection and provision of assistance to victims of trafficking.

  15. Promote mobility and protect the rights of migrant workers (in french)

    18 March 2012

    The creative blog BITMIGRANT highlights practical tools for financial education identified in the framework of the ILO project entitled "Good Governance of Labour Migration and its link to development in Mali, Mauritania and Senegal".

  16. Mbabane: Launch of the Trade Union Congress of Swaziland (TUCOSWA)

    12 March 2012

    The Bureau for Workers' Activities (ILO-ACTRAV) took part in the founding congress of the Trade Union Congress of Swaziland (TUCOSWA) from 10-11 March 2012. The event marked the merger of the country's two main trade union centres, the SFTU (Swaziland Federation of Trade Unions) and the SFL (Swaziland Federation of Labour). The SNAT (Swaziland National Association of Teachers) has also joined them in the new centre.

  17. The Trade Union Congress of Swaziland (TUCOSWA) established

    The national trade union movement established for the first time the Trade Union Congress of Swaziland (TUCOSWA). The congress debated and outlined TUCOSWA priorities for 2012/2013.

  18. ILO consults African youth on jobs crisis

    07 March 2012

    The ILO dedicates 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.

  19. ZAMBIA National Event on Youth Employment Promotion

    The International Labour Organization country office in Lusaka in collaboration with the Ministry of Youth and Sports host a two day national youth employment promotion event on 6 and 7 March 2012.

  20. Lome: Meeting between ITUC-Africa and ACTRAV

    04 March 2012

    The Bureau for Workers' Activities (ILO-ACTRAV) and the African Regional Organization of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC-Africa) have pledged to strengthen cooperation on their activities across the African continent.