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  1. ILO Director-General Guy Ryder at the 50th Anniversary of the African Union

    23 May 2013

    The Director-General of the International Labour Organisation (ILO), Mr. Guy Ryder attended the official ceremony of the 50th Anniversary of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) - African Union (AU) on 25 May 2013 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

  2. My story as a young entrepreneur in Zambia

    17 May 2013

    After receiving entrepreneurship training as part of ILO’s Youth Employment Project in Zambia, Mutoba Ngoma went from being unemployed to starting his own successful bio-fuel company.

  3. African Youth Experts Meeting on Youth Employment

    Pan Africanism, Decent Work and Youth Employment are at the heart of the ILO’s participation to this African Youth Experts Meeting; a key event leading up to the African Youth Forum (22 – 24 May 2013) and to the African Union Golden Jubilee, 25 May 2013 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

  4. Making decent work a reality for domestic workers in Africa

    15 May 2013

    The ILO is organising a Knowledge Sharing Forum in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania from 28-30 May 2013 to share good practices, practical initiatives and new policies to promote decent work for domestic workers in Africa.

  5. Zambia Green Jobs: Ecohome 2013 Design Awards

    14 May 2013

    The Zambia Green Jobs Program announces the winners of two design competitions launched in 2013 to promote innovative house designs that are water and energy-efficient, with quality and affordable living spaces, suitable for low and middle income Zambian families.

  6. 5th African University on Youth and Development

    10 May 2013

    Young African and African Diaspora leaders, gathered at the Conference on Post-2015 Agenda on Population/Youth Employment, adopted the Declaration of Mindelo entitled “Decent Work for Youth Development” to promote youth employment, good governance, education and environmental sustainability.

  7. Global Employment Trends for Youth 2013

    08 May 2013

    A new ILO report says the long-term impact of the youth employment crisis could be felt for decades, creating a generation at risk of suffering decent work deficits throughout their lives.

  8. 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.

  9. 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

  10. OSH World day press release

    28 April 2013

    ILO calls for urgent global action to fight occupational diseases

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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”.

  16. 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.

  17. Post 2015 Expert Consultation on Growth and Employment

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

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.