What's new

  1. HIV Voluntary Counselling and Testing programme

    A workshop was held to support the Chirundu Hot Springs Savings and Credit Cooperative (SACCO) to carry out a HIV Voluntary Counselling and Testing (VCT) programme and to recruit more members. It was under the Economic Empowerment and HIV Vulnerability Reduction along Transport Corridors in Southern Africa Programme. The workshop coincided with the visit of Ms Alice Ouedraogo, the ILO/AIDS Director

  2. South Sudan becomes 184th ILO member State

    25 May 2012

  3. High-Level Tripartite Conference on Social Dialogue

    Tunisia and the International Labour Organisation (ILO) - with the support of the Belgian Government - are organising a high-level tripartite conference under the theme "Tunisia: Social dialogue as a response to social and economic challenges of the day", 24-25 May 2012 in Tunis, Tunisia.

  4. Regional Action Plan for the Elimination of Child labour in ECOWAS countries

    The Regional Action Plan (RAP) for the elimination of child labour in ECOWAS Countries designed by the ILO and the ECOWAS Commission - is being discussed at the experts’ level (ILO, ECOWAS, key stakeholders) for formulation of effective policy recommendations to be implemented in the sub-region

  5. Making business easier: Towards the Red Tape reduction initiative in South Africa

    The Mangaung Metro Municipality hosted South Africa’s business community for a general discussion on Red Tape issues for businesses operating in the Metro area. The estimated annual cost of red tape to South African SMMEs is excessive and South Africa is looking at best ways and means to improve its business environment.

  6. Consultative Meeting on Financial Inclusion for Women Entrepreneurs in Nigeria

    Abuja is hosting a shareholders consultative meeting aimed at promoting and enhancing the financial inclusion of women entrepreneurs by addressing the constraints that exclude women entrepreneurs from full participation in the financial sector and assist them to become better integrated into the mainstream economy.

  7. Six Project Proposals Selected for Funding by CoopAFRICA Challenge Fund

    23 May 2012

    Six proposals have been selected by CoopAFRICA in the fifth call for proposals in 2011. Through this round, CoopAFRICA’s Challenge Fund supported initiatives implemented by cooperative support organizations for the benefit of women and/or youth. The Call was open to 4 African countries - Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania Mainland and Uganda, and through it projects could be supported on a cost-sharing basis with grants of up to 20,000 USD.

  8. ILO and IMF support discussion of a new strategy for employment, decent work and development in Zambia

    23 May 2012

    Zambian authorities, trade unions and employers agreed to work together and with the ILO and the IMF to promote employment by creating inclusive growth, at a two day-meeting that ended in Lusaka on 22 May.

  9. SADC countries aim at coherent social protection systems

    Building policy coherence between Social Protection Floors, National Socio-economic development strategies and good governance was at the center of the debate among SADC member countries gathered in Johannesburg, South Africa under the auspices of the ILO and the Friedrich Hebert Shtiftung.

  10. Conference: Towards a new growth strategy for employment, decent work and development in Zambia

    The Government of Zambia, the ILO and the IMF organized a high-level conference on social dialogue entitled Towards a New Growth Strategy for Employment, Decent Work and Development in Zambia on 21-22 May 2012, in Lusaka, Zambia

  11. Africa: No real growth without jobs

    10 May 2012

    Pro-employment macroeconomic policies, public works schemes, investments and promotion of youth employability are key to ensuring future generations share Africa’s growth story, the ILO says as the World Economic Forum on Africa meets.

  12. Workshop for Labour Officers and Private Employment Agencies on How to Monitor the Recruitment of Migrant Workers

    ILO Country Office Abuja and the Federal Ministry of Labour and Productivity jointly organized a 2 day workshop for senior labour officers and private employment agencies (PEA). The PEAs came as an association under the umbrella body known as Human Capital Providers Association of Nigeria (HuCaPAN).

  13. Youth Employment Summit in South Africa

    The Youth Employment Summit was held under the theme of Decent Work for Youth. The Summit served as a platform for young people, policy-makers and the social partners to exchange views on the national youth employment situation and to share good practice. The Summit was also intended to help raise awareness on the urgency of promoting decent work for youth.

  14. ILO promotes the Know about Business (KAB) training

    Some twenty two young men and women attended the interactive platform of the ILO Know about Business (KAB) Training at the Ilanga Estate in Bloemfontein. The aim was to nurture their entrepreneurial culture, start ventures and create decent jobs.

  15. Migrants’ Rights: Female migrants and Domestic workers

    Technical meeting within the framework of the Africa-EU Partnership on Migration, Mobility and Employment (MME. The ILO will address issues pertaining to challenges and initiatives of protection of the rights of female migrants and domestic workers as well as the Social Protection Floor Initiative.

  16. Training of Trainings (TOT) workshop for Labour Officers on Human Trafficking and Forced Labour

    ILO Country Office, Abuja together with the Federal Ministry of Labour and Productivity organized a 3 day Training of Trainers (TOT) workshop for labour officers at Lagos Airport Hotel, Ikeja – Lagos. The workshop aimed to build capacities of Labour Officers and Inspectors to enable them identify forced labour, human trafficking and smuggling activities and what appropriate actions to take

  17. World of Work Report 2012 'Better Jobs for a Better Economy'

    30 April 2012

    The ILO launched its annual report “World of Work Report 2012: Better Jobs for a Better Economy”. The new study examines the performance of different countries since the start of the global crisis through the prism of the quantity and quality of jobs.

  18. The World Day of Occupational Safety and Health

    In light of its commitment to raise awareness of efficient strategies to guarantee safety and health at the workplace, ILO celebrates the World Day of Occupational Safety and Health. In 2012 the focus is on 'Promoting Occupational Safety and Health in Green Jobs', in line with encouraging green jobs and a green economy towards sustainable economic and social development.

  19. World Day on Safety and Health at work: Promoting safety and health in green economy

    The 2012 World Day for Safety and Health at Work focused 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.

  20. High unemployment and growing inequality fuel social unrest around the world

    27 April 2012

    More than half of 106 countries surveyed by the ILO face a growing risk of social unrest and discontent, says the new World of Work Report published by the International Institute for Labour Studies (IILS) – the research arm of the ILO. An interview with IILS Director, Raymond Torres.