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  1. 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

  2. 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.

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

    25 November 2011

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

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

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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).

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. Johannesburg: 12th African Regional Meeting

    14 October 2011

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 200 million Young Africans, 200 million Opportunities: Joint Initiative on Job Creation for Youth in Africa

    12 October 2011

  18. 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

  19. 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.

  20. 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.