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  1. Second Edition of the ILO Academy on Social and Solidarity Economy

    The second edition of the ILO Academy on Social and Solidarity Economy will be held in Montreal, Canada, 24 - 28 October 2011 to strengthen the impact of such economy through the creation of a community of practice. Participants from Africa, Asia, America's, Europe and Arab States will further share experiences on employment creation, social protection, social dialogue, green jobs, legal and policy frameworks, informal economy and Local economic development.

  2. ILO warns of a generation “scarred” by a worsening global youth employment crisis

    19 October 2011

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) has warned of a “scarred” generation of young workers facing a dangerous mix of high unemployment, increased inactivity and precarious work in developed countries, as well as persistently high working poverty in the developing world.

  3. Johannesburg: 12th African Regional Meeting

    14 October 2011

  4. ILO issues the 7th edition of the “Key Indicators of the Labour Market (KILM) 2011”

    14 October 2011

    The ILO has issued the 7th edition of its biennial publication “Key Indicators of the Labour Market (KILM)”, covering 18 indicators on employment and decent work with the latest available data for more than 200 countries, areas or economies worldwide.

  5. First Lady of the Republic of Zambia calls for urgent ratification of ILO Maternity Protection Convention

    14 October 2011

    In an address to a Special Focus discussion on Women at the 12th ILO African Regional Meeting, The First Lady of the Republic of Zambia urged African countries to rapidly ratify the Maternity Protection Convention (183) of the International Labour Organization to speed up women’s social and economic empowerment in the region.

  6. 200 million Young Africans, 200 million Opportunities: Joint Initiative on Job Creation for Youth in Africa

    12 October 2011

  7. ILO Director-General in Africa: “Many success stories but more needs to be done to create decent jobs, reduce poverty”

    11 October 2011

    Africa has weathered the global economic and financial crisis better than other continents. It is growing again, exports are soaring and foreign investment is flowing in, the ILO’s Director-General, Juan Somavía, told the ILO African Regional Meeting that started on Tuesday 11 October in Johannesburg

  8. 12th African Regional Meeting

    The 12th African Regional Meeting was held in Johannesburg, South Africa, from Tuesday 11 to Friday 14 October 2011. The Meeting focused on Empowering Africa’s Peoples with Decent Work. Participants adopted future priority actions for the region to achieve the Decent Work Agenda in Africa.

  9. 12th African Regional Meeting

    The 12th African Regional Meeting was held in Johannesburg, South Africa, from Tuesday 11 to Friday 14 October 2011. The Meeting focused on Empowering Africa’s Peoples with Decent Work. Participants adopted future priority actions for the region to achieve the Decent Work Agenda in Africa.

  10. Building a social protection floor in Mozambique

    10 October 2011

    Mozambique is a low-income country with high levels of poverty, informal and rural labour. Seriously affected by HIV and AIDS and exposed to climatic shocks and crises such as floods and droughts, the country’s institutions only have a limited capacity to deal with such shocks and offer social protection for the poor and vulnerable population. To address these challenges, an ILO technical cooperation project financed by Portugal works, together with other UN Agencies, to improve public policies and strengthen institutional capacity for the extension of social protection in Mozambique and other Portuguese-speaking African countries.

  11. Decent work for Africa’s Youth

    10 October 2011

    Africa has the youngest population in the world: Young women and men represent the continent’s best hope for getting on a sustainable development path. However, youth unemployment rates are double adult unemployment rates for Africa as a whole – for North Africa they are even four times higher. ILO Online reports from Egypt where the ILO supports a pioneering project helping youth to find decent employment after leaving school.

  12. Empowering South Africans with decent work

    07 October 2011

    While African economies have bounced back from the economic crisis, daunting challenges for the continent remain, including poverty, unemployment and underemployment. Faced with these and other major challenges, the Republic of South Africa is one of the 27 African ILO Member States that are implementing Decent Work Country Programmes (DWCPs) aimed at promoting decent work as a key component of their national development. ILO Online reports from Johannesburg, South Africa.

  13. Johannesburg: Adoption of a Strategy for Action and a Resolution in Africa on Multinational Enterprises.

    22 September 2011

  14. Pro-employment macroeconomic frameworks, sectoral strategies for employment creation and the informal economy - Employment Policy Department Knowledge-Sharing Workshop

    The Employment Policy Department’s 2011 annual retreat took place between the 20th and 23rd of September at the ILO premises in Geneva. Its goal was to share knowledge on progress made in five key work areas of the department: pro-employment macroeconomic frameworks, youth employment, sectoral strategies for employment creation, national employment policy formulation and research frontiers on the informal economy.

  15. YES JUMP Knowledge sharing and Green Jobs workshop

    A YES JUMP knowledge sharing and green jobs workshop was held in Mombasa, Kenya.

  16. ILO sponsors new advance course on Human Rights

    The ILO, in partnership with the University of Pretoria, held a seminar to generate better knowledge and understanding on the challenges and opportunities faced by Indigenous Peoples in Africa through a human-right based approach.

  17. ILO sponsors new advance course on Human Rights

    The ILO, in partnership with the University of Pretoria,held a seminar to generate better knowledge and understanding on the challenges and opportunities faced by Indigenous Peoples in Africa through a human-right based approach.

  18. ILO and chocolate and cocoa industry forge new partnership to combat child labour in West Africa

    12 September 2011

    Eight companies in the chocolate and cocoa industry – ADM, Barry Callebaut, Cargill, Ferrero, The Hershey Company, Kraft Foods, Mars, Incorporated, and Nestlé – have pledged US $2 million to a new Public-Private Partnership (PPP) with the International Labour Office (ILO) to combat child labour in cocoa growing communities in Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire.

  19. Questions and Answers on global trends and challenges on occupational safety and health

    12 September 2011

    The XIX World Congress on Safety and Health at Work to be held in Istanbul on 11-15 September provides a major forum to discuss the latest safety and health challenges in the world of work. ILO Online spoke with Seiji Machida, Director of the ILO’s Programme on Safety and Health at Work and the Environment (SafeWork), about the Congress and the challenges ahead.

  20. International Symposium on National Qualifications Framework

    The NQF Symposium hosted jointly by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) and the ILO aimed at building the intellectual project of NQFs in general and the South African NQF in particular. It sought to analyze and evaluate the impact of the South African NQF and the basket of policies of which it is part, on the national goals of growth and development.