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  1. Empowering South Africans with decent work

    07 October 2011

    While African economies have bounced back from the economic crisis, daunting challenges for the continent remain, including poverty, unemployment and underemployment. Faced with these and other major challenges, the Republic of South Africa is one of the 27 African ILO Member States that are implementing Decent Work Country Programmes (DWCPs) aimed at promoting decent work as a key component of their national development. ILO Online reports from Johannesburg, South Africa.

  2. Johannesburg: Adoption of a Strategy for Action and a Resolution in Africa on Multinational Enterprises.

    22 September 2011

  3. Pro-employment macroeconomic frameworks, sectoral strategies for employment creation and the informal economy - Employment Policy Department Knowledge-Sharing Workshop

    The Employment Policy Department’s 2011 annual retreat took place between the 20th and 23rd of September at the ILO premises in Geneva. Its goal was to share knowledge on progress made in five key work areas of the department: pro-employment macroeconomic frameworks, youth employment, sectoral strategies for employment creation, national employment policy formulation and research frontiers on the informal economy.

  4. YES JUMP Knowledge sharing and Green Jobs workshop

    A YES JUMP knowledge sharing and green jobs workshop was held in Mombasa, Kenya.

  5. ILO sponsors new advance course on Human Rights

    The ILO, in partnership with the University of Pretoria, held a seminar to generate better knowledge and understanding on the challenges and opportunities faced by Indigenous Peoples in Africa through a human-right based approach.

  6. ILO sponsors new advance course on Human Rights

    The ILO, in partnership with the University of Pretoria,held a seminar to generate better knowledge and understanding on the challenges and opportunities faced by Indigenous Peoples in Africa through a human-right based approach.

  7. ILO and chocolate and cocoa industry forge new partnership to combat child labour in West Africa

    12 September 2011

    Eight companies in the chocolate and cocoa industry – ADM, Barry Callebaut, Cargill, Ferrero, The Hershey Company, Kraft Foods, Mars, Incorporated, and Nestlé – have pledged US $2 million to a new Public-Private Partnership (PPP) with the International Labour Office (ILO) to combat child labour in cocoa growing communities in Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire.

  8. Questions and Answers on global trends and challenges on occupational safety and health

    12 September 2011

    The XIX World Congress on Safety and Health at Work to be held in Istanbul on 11-15 September provides a major forum to discuss the latest safety and health challenges in the world of work. ILO Online spoke with Seiji Machida, Director of the ILO’s Programme on Safety and Health at Work and the Environment (SafeWork), about the Congress and the challenges ahead.

  9. International Symposium on National Qualifications Framework

    The NQF Symposium hosted jointly by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) and the ILO aimed at building the intellectual project of NQFs in general and the South African NQF in particular. It sought to analyze and evaluate the impact of the South African NQF and the basket of policies of which it is part, on the national goals of growth and development.

  10. International Symposium on National Qualifications Framework

    The NQF Symposium hosted jointly by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) and the ILO aimed at building the intellectual project of NQFs ingeneral and the South African NQF in particular. It sought to analyze andevaluate the impact of the South African NQF and the basket of policies of which it is part, on thenational goals of growth and development

  11. African ministers call for ILO support to boost employment-intensive investments in infrastructure

    07 September 2011

    Ministers from some 13 African countries at the 14th Regional Seminar for Labour Based Practitioners have called on the International Labour Organization (ILO) to boost its cooperation with other international partners to support employment-intensive investments in infrastructure and other sectors.

  12. Workshop on Conflict Prevention and Negotiation Skills for Trade Union and Management Negotiators

    The ILO organized and facilitated a separate in-house training Workshop on Conflict Prevention and Negotiation Skills for Trade Union and Management Negotiators for the Standard Bank.

  13. Workshop on Conflict Prevention and Negotiation Skills for Trade Union and Management Negotiators

    The ILO organized and facilitated a separate in-house training Workshop on Conflict Prevention and Negotiation Skills for Trade Union and Management Negotiators for the Standard Bank

  14. Regional Summit on Domestic workers

    The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU), the South African Domestic Service & Allied Workers Union (SADSAWU), together with NACTU and FEDUSA and the ILO, hosted a Summit for Domestic Workers, 27-28 August 2011, at the Birchwood Hotel in Boksburg, South Africa.

  15. ILO’s engagement in the Horn of Africa drought crisis

    ILO has established a solid, broad operational basis across the three administrations governing Somalia at present, including through strategic partnerships with UN agencies (UNOPS) as well as local organizations. The ILO has successfully delivered essential social protection and productive cash transfers to conflict-torn areas of Somalia since 2006, mainly through employment-intensive community infrastructure investment projects. The ILO is also very well positioned to operate in the other affected regions of Ethiopia, Kenya and Djibouti.

  16. Activities on the implementation of Commission of Inquiry report recommendation number 4 and 5

    24 August 2011

    As part of the support to the implementation of the International Labour Organisation’s Commission of Inquiry’s seven (7) recommendations on Zimbabwe’s case, the ILO Harare Country Office conducted two workshops:

  17. Seminar on Sustainable Development in Postal Services in African countries

    Organized by the Universal Postal Union, Pan African Postal Union (PAPU) and La Poste (France), in cooperation with UNI Global Union and the ILO (Yaoundé and SECTOR).

  18. ILO Tripartite Regional Seminar on Skills and Employability in Telecommunications Services in Africa

  19. Sub-regional Workshop on Social Dialogue in the Public Service

  20. National workshop on promoting social dialogue on pension reform in public administration in Liberia