What's new

  1. Protecting children from having to work

    30 April 2013

    The ILO found a strong link between health shocks and child labour. In Togo and Zambia, there were significant rises in child labour when a household member fell ill or died. In Zambia, the rate increased by nine per cent. Income security for the elderly can also have a positive impact on children in their care. Between 50-60 per cent of orphans in Botswana, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania and Zimbabwe live with their grandparents.

  2. The Prevention of Occupational Diseases - Zimbabwe

    28 April 2013

    In 2012 the Division of Occupational Health and Safety at the National Social Security Authority (NSSA) diagnosed 13 cases of pneumoconiosis. By the end of April 2013, the Division had diagnosed and recorded another thirteen (13) cases of the disease

  3. OSH World day press release

    28 April 2013

    ILO calls for urgent global action to fight occupational diseases

  4. Tanzania marks the 2013 World Day for Safety and Health at Work

    28 April 2013

    Tanzania marked the Day in Arusha by holding a national symposium, creative exhibitions, processions by workers and distribution for winning companies of Awards for Occupational Safety and Health.

  5. Regional Employers Workshop on the role of Employers’ in Skills Development Policies and Systems

    The workshop strengthened the capacity of Employers’ Organizations (EOs) and promoted knowledge sharing on effective policies, strategies and programmes for skills development. The meeting highlighted the role and contribution that employers should play in improving effectiveness and relevance of the skills training.

  6. Focus on Maternity Protection in Lesotho

    The regional workshop on Maternity Protection emphasized the modern approaches to maternity protection and its feasibility for Lesotho, its different dimensions and the importance of social insurance approach as a corner stone of maternity income protection.

  7. Microinsurance Business Strategies for East African Markets

    23 April 2013

    Cenfri in collaboration with the ILO's Microinsurance Innovation Facility and the African Insurance Organization hosted an innovative training program aiming to provide participants with the tools and resources to form the foundation for a business strategy to roll out or improve their organization’s microinsurance activities.

  8. Green jobs on target in Namibia

    The Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare, in collaboration with the ILO and with the support of the government of Finland, hosted a national workshop to reinforce the link between the green economy in Namibia and job creation under the theme: “Unlocking the employment creation potential of the emerging green economy in Namibia”.

  9. ILO Director-General on official visit in Algeria

    The Director General of the International Labour Organization (ILO), Mr. Guy Ryder, paid an official visit to Algeria from 13 to 16 April 2013 at the invitation of the Algerian Government and the social partners.

  10. Post 2015 Expert Consultation on Growth and Employment

    The ILO and UNDP convened a Post 2015 Experts Consultative Meeting on "Growth and Employment".

  11. Trade unionism in Africa: Interview with Owei Lakemfa, Secretary General of OATUU

    12 April 2013

    The Organization of African Trade Union Unity (OATUU) celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. In this interview, the new Secretary General of OATUU, Mr. Owei Lakemfa gives his views regarding the results and prospects of OATUU, the unity of trade union movement in Africa and the implementation of Post-2015 Development Agenda in Africa.

  12. Women Entrepreneurship Development Training in East Africa

    11 April 2013

    An ILO-Women's Entrepreneurship Development (WED) training for future ILO-WED assessors in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda was held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania from April 10 -12.

  13. The Joint Youth Employment Initiative for Africa launched

    11 April 2013

    The Joint Youth Employment Initiative for Africa (JYEIA) was launched on 11 April, 2013, by the African Union Commission (AUC), the AfDB, the UNECA and the ILO during the AU 2013 Labour and Social Affairs Commission Ministerial Meeting.

  14. Third edition of the ILO Academy on Solidarity and Social Economy.

    08 April 2013

    The third edition of the ILO Academy on Social and Solidarity Economy will be held in Morocco with a special focus on youth and job creation in Agadir, Morocco from 8-12 April, 2013.

  15. AU 2013 Labour and Social Affairs Commission of the African Union

    08 April 2013

    The 9th Ordinary Session of the Labour and Social Affairs Commission of the African Union will be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 8-12 April 2013 under the theme: “Enhancing the Capacity of the Labour Market Institutions in Africa”

  16. National Tripartite Dialogue on Maternity Protection in Zambia

    The Government of Zambia, in collaboration with the International Labour Organisation (ILO), is hosting a National Tripartite Dialogue on Maternity Protection – in the presence of the First Lady, Dr. Christine Mwela Kaseba-Sata - , from 27-28 March 2013 in Lusaka, Zambia.

  17. International training course on labour based technology in roadworks for Somali engineers

    25 March 2013

    Between 30th January - 25 March 2013 a three month labour based technology training was held for 9 Somali engineers in Mbeya, Tanzania. The ILO, Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the Appropriate Technology Training Institute (ATTI) supported this training course which focused on road rehabilitation and road maintenance.

  18. Business leaders discuss recipes for job-rich growth in Africa

    20 March 2013

    Africa is one of the fastest growing economic regions in the world but a large portion of its population still lives in poverty. A recent panel discussion held at the ILO analysed the way forward from a business perspective.

  19. ILO launches global photo contest "WORK4YOUTH"

    15 March 2013

    The ILO Youth Employment Programme is organizing a photo contest to shed light on youth employment issues, the challenges young people face in the workplace as well as their power to overcome them. Zoom in for the top prize!

  20. Public Private Forum on ‘Women in Business’

    On 2nd January 2013, the International Labour Organization (ILO), Ministry of Social Services and Development and Horn Relief Development (HRD) held a Public Private Forum to discuss the role of women in business.