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  1. South Africa’s Minister of Labour visits the ILO Pretoria office

    South Africa’s Minister of Labour, Mildred Oliphant and Mr. Les Kettledas paid an official visit to the ILO Office in Pretoria. They were hosted by the Director of ILO Pretoria, Vic van Vuuren and by the Executive Director for Social Protection, Ms Mauela Tomei.

  2. Government Republic of Zambia(GRZ) and United Nations (UN) Joint Programme launched Gender Based Violence launched

    25 September 2012

    The Government of Republic of Zambia (GRZ) and the United Nations (UN) Launched a four-year GRZ-UN Joint Programme, with a budget of USD 15.5 million, to reduce Gender Based Violence (GBV) in Zambia.

  3. Workshop on "Improving Informal Apprenticeship - What Strategy for Egypt?"

    In cooperation of the Ministry of Manpower and Migration (MoMM), on 25 September 2012 ILO Cairo Office held the three-day workshop on "Improving Informal Apprenticeship- What Strategy for Egypt?". The workshop, falling within the framework of the project 'Decent Jobs for Egypt's Youth' and the 'Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour', was attended by over 40 representatives from MoMM, civil society, Social Fund for Development, as well as experts and academics.

  4. Principal Secretaries-Adoption of National Employment and Labour Policy

    The Ministry of Labour in Malawi in collaboration with the International Labour Organization held a one day meeting with Principal Secretaries to discuss the National Employment and Labour Policy for Malawi whose draft was finalised in July 2012.

  5. Somalia chooses new leader in presidential elections10 September 2012, Mogadishu

    10 September 2012

    Hassan Sheikh Mohamud defeats the incumbent president by 190 to 79 in a runoff following first round of voting by MPs.


    08 September 2012

    Japan pledges renewed support to reintegrate youth back into communities

  7. Somali MPs to elect new president in historic vote

    08 September 2012

  8. Microfinance for Decent work - four African countries participanting in the programme

    07 September 2012

    The Microfinance for Decent Work: Action Research programme aims to explore the linkages between microfinance and Decent Work with 16 microfinance institutions in 14 countries. Among these countries are Uganda, Burkina Faso, Mali and Nigeria.

  9. Youth unemployment getting even worse

    04 September 2012

    An ILO paper shows that the impact of the euro crisis is spreading as far afield as East Asia and Latin America, worsening the situation for many young jobseekers.

  10. Kenya: Symposium on Police-Management Relations in Africa

    For many years, the police and prisons services were usually excluded from general labour legislation in many countries. Police and Prisons Acts were enacted covering issues such as appointment and service conditions, but there was no involvement of the officers themselves. Even as other civil servants gained their organizational rights, the police and prisons did not, arguably due to the nature of their responsibility for the internal security of the country.

  11. Ministry of Planning and National Development hosts the 1st Annual Somaliland Expo

    The Ministry of Planning and National Development launches the 1st Annual Somaliland Expo in Hargeisa

  12. Japan pledges renewed support to reintegrate criminal and at-risk Somali youth back into communities

    30 August 2012

    Empowering Somali youth by providing opportunities for work and education was identified as a Government of Japan priority when it announced the renewal of its support to a UN-led programme steering 'at-risk' youth away from violent or criminal activities today

  13. Ethiopia and ILO sign a new Memorandum of Understanding on PROPEL

    28 August 2012

    The International Labour Office (ILO), and the Ethiopian Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (MoLSA) signed a new Memorandum of Understanding with respect to the ILO-Irish Aid Partnership Project, 'Promoting Rights and Opportunities of People with disabilities in Employment through Legislation' (PROPEL). The focus will be on promoting the rights and inclusion of persons with disabilities through international conventions that Ethiopia has ratified as well as national laws and policies.

  14. South Africa could do more for miners, says ILO mining specialist

    24 August 2012

    The killings of more than 30 workers in the Marikana platinum mine have put the spotlight on working conditions in South Africa’s mining industry.

  15. South Africa promotes a revised Code of Good Practice on HIV/AIDS in the World of Work

    22 August 2012

    The Department of Labour of South Africa held a workshop to outline the newly unveiled key steps for successful implementation of the revised Hiv/AIDS and TB Code, and the technical assistance guideline (TAG) policy in the world of work.

  16. Ban welcomes inauguration of Somali parliament as watershed moment"

    20 August 2012

    United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomes the inauguration today of the New Federal Parliament of Somalia

  17. Somalia votes in new President

    20 August 2012

  18. Youth employment: What works

    09 August 2012

    International Youth Day – marked on August 12 – sets the spotlight on the pressing challenges faced by young people. ILO News looks at practices that can help turn around the dramatic youth employment situation.

  19. SRSG Mahiga welcomes the communiqué issued by the signatories of the roadmap

    06 August 2012

    SRSG Mahiga welcomes the communiqué issued by the signatories of the roadmap

  20. Action plan to end killing and maiming of children signed in Mogadishu

    06 August 2012

    The Transitional Federal Government and The United Nations signed an Action Plan to end the Killing and Maiming of Children in Contravention of International Law.