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  1. The National Youth Conference on Youth Skills for Employment, Entrepreneurship and Industry Growth

    The aim of the conference was to orient policy makers, business leaders and practitioners on the necessity and advantages of future planning for youth participation in the economic development of the country. It provided participants with an opportunity to take stock of achievements of existing policies and programmes aimed at skills development and employment creation through entrepreneurship.

  2. Youth Employment Video Contest: Youth labour migration “Reaping the benefits, minimizing the risks”

    24 June 2013

  3. South Africa ratifies four international labour Conventions

    21 June 2013

    The Government of the Republic of South Africa deposited with the International Labour Office the instrument of ratification of four international labour Conventions, the Labour Inspection Convention, 1947 (No.81), the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006), the Work in Fishing Convention, 2007 (No. 188), and the Domestic Workers Convention, 2011 (No. 189).

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    No sustainable development without environmental sustainability and decent work

    19 June 2013

    The contribution of the world of work to the greening of the economy is critical – and presents a real opportunity – to realize the ILO’s social goals, concludes the ILC Committee on Sustainable Development, Decent Work and Green Jobs.

  5. Nigeria ratifies the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006)

    19 June 2013

    On 18 June 2013, the Government of Nigeria deposited with the International Labour Office the instrument of ratification of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006). Nigeria is the 37th ILO Member State and the fifth State from the African region – after Benin, Liberia, Morocco and Togo – to have ratified the landmark Maritime Labour Convention, 2006.

  6. African Union calls for more investment to promote jobs in Africa

    17 June 2013

    Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, the first woman to head the African Union Commission, urged African Member States and international partners to invest more in order to promote job creation in the region.

  7. Launch of the First Africa Domestic Workers Network

    16 June 2013

    The First Africa Domestic Workers Network (AfDWN) was launched in Cape Town, South Africa on June 16 2013, the second anniversary of the adoption of the ILO Convention 189 and World Domestic Workers’ Day.

  8. President Banda: Malawi champions “zero tolerance” of child labour

    12 June 2013

    In her first visit to the International Labour Conference, Malawian President, Joyce Banda, says that despite global efforts, child labour remains a “huge problem”.

  9. World Day against Child Labour 2013

    11 June 2013

    The ILO released a new report: “Ending child labour in domestic work: Protecting young workers in domestic work from abuse and exploitation” which targets multiple cases around the world including in Africa.

  10. A remedy for inequality

    07 June 2013

    Building and bolstering labour market institutions is crucial for reducing inequality because market forces alone will not do the job. By Janine Berg, ILO Senior Economist.

  11. ILO launches new initiative to reach 5 million workers with voluntary HIV testing by 2015

    06 June 2013

    ILO Director-General and UNAIDS Executive Director launch new programme on voluntary and confidential HIV counselling and testing to reach 5 million workers world-wide.

  12. ILO Skills for Youth Employment and Rural Development Programme and the UNDAF (Zimbabwe) on a Joint mission

    Recently, an ILO mission comprising various stakeholders went to witness the launch and the handover of equipment and toolkits for youth skills and employment creation projects in Mutare by the Skills for Youth Employment and Rural Development programme.

  13. ECOWAS/ILO Symposium on the West Africa Regional Action Plan to Eliminate Child Labour, Especially the Worst Forms

    04 June 2013

    The West African Regional Action Plan to Eliminate Child Labour Especially the Worst Forms was the subject of a three day symposium, organised jointly by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the International Labour Organisation, held in Accra, Ghana from 27-29 May 2013.

  14. World of Work Report 2013 on Africa

    03 June 2013

    A snapshot of the situation in Africa with latest trends and data on employment but also a focus on key policy recommendations to reduce social tensions, address labour market deficits and provide a stable macroeconomic framework.

  15. ILO History Project – Africa Roundtable

    03 June 2013

    The first preparatory Roundtable for the Africa Region, which is part of the ILO history project, was held at NEDLAC (National Economic Development and Labour Council) in Johannesburg, South Africa from 29 to 30 May 2013.

  16. Namibian Ministerial delegation visits ILO Pretoria

    A Namibian ministerial delegation led by the Honorable Alphaus V Muheua, Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Welfare, paid a courtesy visit to the ILO Office in Pretoria. Discussions focused on the upcoming International Labour Conference, the link between the SADC & the AU Labour and Social Affairs Commission.

  17. National Policy Dialogue on Labour-Based Technology for Infrastructure Development

    The National Council for Construction (NCC) in collaboration with the International Labour Organisation (ILO), Road Development Agency (RDA), the National Road Fund Agency (NRFA), the Ministry of Transport, Works, Supply and Communications (MTWSC) and the Ministry of Labour and Social Security (MLSS) hosted the National Policy Dialogue on Mainstreaming of Labour Development Workshop, from30-31 May 2013 at the New Government Complex, Lusaka, Zambia.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.