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  1. ZAMBIA National Event on Youth Employment Promotion

    The International Labour Organization country office in Lusaka in collaboration with the Ministry of Youth and Sports host a two day national youth employment promotion event on 6 and 7 March 2012.

  2. Lome: Meeting between ITUC-Africa and ACTRAV

    04 March 2012

    The Bureau for Workers' Activities (ILO-ACTRAV) and the African Regional Organization of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC-Africa) have pledged to strengthen cooperation on their activities across the African continent.

  3. Training of Judges and Prosecutors on Human Trafficking and Forced Labour

    The ILO, Abuja Country Office in collaboration with National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffic in Persons and other related matters (NAPTIP), Italy within the ambit of the EU funded project “Enhancing the cooperation to fight trafficking in human beings from Nigeria and Europe (ECTIP)” held a training workshop for Judges and prosecutors at Eemjm Hotels and Suites, Uyo, Akwa Ibom Sate, South South of Nigeria.

  4. 8 March 2012 : Empower rural women – end hunger and poverty

    01 March 2012

    ILO will use this day to celebrate the contribution rural women are making to rural economies and to their families and the communities they live in.

  5. Comoros: Confederation of Workers of the Comoros call on the Government to ratify ILO Convention No. 102

    28 February 2012

    The Confederation of Workers of the Comoros (CWC) invited the Comoros Government to ratify ILO Convention No. 102 on Social Security (Minimum Standards).

  6. Training in Women’s Entrepreneurship Development in South Africa

    The ILO’s Women’s Entrepreneurship Development and Gender Equality- Southern Africa (WEDGE-SA) project delivered official certification to twenty five experts trained for two years in themes relevant to developing a favorable environment for women entrepreneurs to grow their businesses and create decent jobs. The project was funded by the Norwegian Agency for development cooperation (NORAD).

  7. Training in Women’s Entrepreneurship Development in South Africa

    The ILO’s Women’s Entrepreneurship Development and Gender Equality- Southern Africa (WEDGE-SA) project delivered official certification to twenty five experts trained for two years in themes relevant to developing a favorable environment for women entrepreneurs to grow their businesses and create decent jobs. The project was funded by the Norwegian Agency for development cooperation (NORAD).

  8. World Day for Safety and Health at Work in 2012: Promoting safety and health in a green economy

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

  9. UN Chief Ban Ki-Moon to address Zambian Parliament

    22 February 2012

    United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon will visit Zambia this week and address the National Assembly in a special session.

  10. Regional perspectives on technical cooperation: The African region

    21 February 2012

    In the present document, the Governing Body is invited to request the Office to develop a regional strategy for resource mobilization in order to accelerate the implementation of the Decent Work Agenda in Africa 2007–15, as called for by the 12th African Regional Meeting.

  11. Voices on Social Justice

    20 February 2012

    World Day of Social Justice, which lies on February 20 was recognized throughout Africa by different events and activities. This year we call for messages of hope for the youth who still face the challenge of unemployment. Watch the new video 'Voices of Youth on Social Justice' featured on the Voices of Social Justice Page, share your voice on our YouTube channel and engage with the youth employment issue at Facebook.com/youth.ilo.

  12. ILO Sponsored Study Tour to Cluster Based Small Enterprise Development in India

    13 February 2012

    ILO sponsored a 7-member team from Ethiopia to visit small and medium business enterprises in India, from 13-21 February 2012.

  13. Togo: Workshop on Training toolkit Inclusive Finance for Workers in Africa

    27 January 2012

    The Bureau for Workers' Activities (ACTRAV) took part in a workshop held in Lome (Togo) on 23 and 27 January 2012 on Training toolkit Inclusive Finance for Workers in Africa .This training workshop brought together 15 participants composed of trade unionists and experts on social finance.

  14. ILO Consults African Youth on Job Crisis

    25 January 2012

    The ILO is dedicating the month of March 2012 to hold national events in 12 African countries from the five sub-regions to hear young people’s views on the alarming youth employment situation.

  15. IGAD and ILO signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Employment for Peace in the Horn of Africa

    25 January 2012

    ADDIS ABABA - The Intergovernmental Authority for Development (IGAD) and the International Labour Organization committed to deepen their collaboration and cooperation in jointly promoting employment for peace, stability and sustainable development of the Horn of Africa.

  16. North Africa Employment Trends 2012 - An Interview with Dorothea Schmidt

    24 January 2012

  17. How the ILO supports change in the Arab world

    17 January 2012

    The world has been transfixed in admiration at the courage of the women and men who have taken to the streets across the Arab States over the past year. Farah Dakhlallah, ILO Regional Outreach and Advocacy Officer in Beirut, reports from Yemen and Lebanon where the ILO assists in preparing a better future for workers in the region.

  18. Libreville: Sub-regional workshop on the evaluation and consolidation of Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) training programmes for Workers' Organizations in Francophone Africa.

    16 December 2011

    The ILO's Bureau for Workers' Activities (ACTRAV) and the Programme on Safety and Health at Work and the Environment (SafeWork) have held a sub-regional workshop on the evaluation and consolidation of Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) training programmes for workers' organizations in francophone Africa.

  19. From the depths of an African shantytown, a nascent youth employment movement grows

    14 December 2011

    In Africa’s second largest slum, youth unemployment is sky high. But cooperative projects are helping youth find work and slowly lift themselves out of poverty through such projects as raising food in community gardens, processing waste for bio-fuel or providing improved sanitation. Journalist Anne Holmes reports on how this emerging economic revival is making a small but significant dent in a major ongoing challenge.

  20. DoL South Africa committed in Women’s Entrepreneurship Development

    Staff members of the Department of Labour (DoL) of South Africa were trained in improving skills and technical capacity of national and provincial staff to enable DoL to provide more effective services to women entrepreneurs. This training is part of a project between the ILO and DoL to work together in rolling out the WED training nationally to DoL branches in South Africa in 2012.