What's new

  1. Wellness into the Centenary and Golden Anniversary by the ILO and UNFPA

  2. TRANSFORM learning package in Social Protection taking place in Mozambique 22-26 July

    ILO is organizing a new application of TRANSFORM learning package on the administration of national social protection floors in Africa, taking place in Ponta do Ouro, Mozambique next week (22-26 July). This training will benefit 35 INAS (National Institute of Social Action) Delegates, responsible staff for implementing non-contributory social protection programmes in Mozambique.

  3. Kerryn Krige, ILO DWT/CO-Pretoria

    22 July 2019

    COOP Champions features ILO colleagues from around the world working on cooperatives and other social and solidarity economy enterprises. It highlights their contributions, and shares highlights of their experiences, current work, and future aspirations.

  4. Global Youth Employment Forum 2019: Today and Tomorrow with Decent Jobs for Youth

    To celebrate 100 years of continuous work in promoting decent work and advancing social justice, and to reinvigorate the Call for Action, the ILO organizes the Global Youth Employment Forum, to be held in Abuja, Nigeria on 1-3 August 2019, under the auspices of the Government of Nigeria.


    19 July 2019

    In order to strengthen dialogue, coordination and collaboration among Member States in the Labour and Employment fields within the region, the ECOWAS Commission organised a 3-day General Assembly of the ECOWAS Tripartite Social Dialogue Forum in Abuja.

  6. A quantum leap for Gender Equality, for a better Future of Work for all

    19 July 2019

    South Africa on the road to ratification of Convention 190

  7. © Nestlé 2019

    Microinsurance saves the day for cocoa farmers

    19 July 2019

    An ILO partnership with a major cocoa buyer and an insurance company saved the day for a family of cocoa farmers. Their story shows the difference microinsurance can make for some of the most vulnerable people.

  8. « 100 YEARS – 100 LIVES » | SOUTH AFRICA - “I can get a salary every month instead of depending on the social grant”

    16 July 2019

    The Expanded Public Works programme supported by the ILO provided job opportunities to many people from the province of Northern Cape who had been unemployed for months.

  9. « 100 YEARS – 100 LIVES » | MALAWI – “The ILO project will contribute to the elimination of child labour in Malawi’s tea and coffee supply chains”

    16 July 2019

    Malawi is one of the six countries covered by a new ILO project to accelerate the elimination of child labour in African supply chains. It is likely to have a major impact on thousands of children’s lives throughout the country.

  10. « 100 YEARS – 100 LIVES » | DJIBOUTI – ETHIOPIA – ERITREA – KENYA – SOMALIA – SUDAN – SOUTH SUDAN – UGANDA - “Improving labour mobility and regional integration can boost decent work and economic growth in the IGAD region”

    16 July 2019

    The ILO is implementing a project to improve opportunities for regulated labour mobility and decent work within the IGAD countries.

  11. « 100 YEARS – 100 LIVES » | GHANA “I stopped working at the mine, I want to study more and become an artist”

    16 July 2019

    An ILO project in Ghana’s artisanal mining communities is helping to reduce child labour and open up opportunities for education for vulnerable children.

  12. « 100 YEARS – 100 LIVES » | EGYPT - “The ILO project will contribute to the elimination of child labour in Egypt’s cotton supply chain”

    16 July 2019

    CAIRO, June 17, 2019 – Egypt is one of the six countries covered by a new ILO project to accelerate the elimination of child labour in African supply chains. It is likely to have a major impact on thousands of children’s lives throughout the country.

  13. « 100 YEARS – 100 LIVES » | ZAMBIA - “I turned my farm into an agribusiness and now I am an example in my community”

    16 July 2019

    Farming is a major source of livelihoods in rural Zambia, but a lack of skills and knowledge often limits young farmers to subsistence agriculture. However, 27-year-old Felix Mulenga still managed to turn his farm into a real business thanks to an ILO project.


    Join three days of lively discussions and thought-provoking activities with young people, governments, and social partners leading to concrete outcomes to advance social justice.

  15. Social Protection Week in Mozambique: 15-21 July 2019

    ILO, as in previous years, is one of the main partners involved and supporting a number of activities within the social protection week to promote debate around social protection in Mozambique. Under the leadership of Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Action (MGCAS), ILO will organize the launch of the Social Protection Budget Analysis 2019; a round-table on the feasibility of an universal old-age pension in Mozambique; a photo exhibition about ILO's work on social protection in 100 years (1919-2019); will support the official high-level launch of e-INAS; and, in partnership with the Civil Society Platform for Social Protection (PSCM-PS), the "Sports for Social Protection" event.

  16. Sweden impressed by UN cooperation in Zimbabwe

    15 July 2019

    ILO, UNFPA, City of Harare and Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe contributed a total of US$800 000.00 for the construction of the clinic, youth centre and a demonstration cobblestone road all constructed by the youth.

  17. PAGE South Africa validates selected indicators to track it's progress towards a Greener Economy

    12 July 2019

    Green Economy

  18. Review of Policies and Actions for the Integration of the Youth into Trade Unions: A global Survey

  19. Spotlight Initiative launched in Zimbabwe to tackle gender based violence

    10 July 2019

    Six UN agencies will be implementing interventions in the following areas of the EU funded Spotlight Initiative: laws and policies; institutions strengthening; prevention and social norms; services; data; and women’s rights movement. The ILO’s components on violence and harassment in the workplace, will be informed largely by the recently adopted Convention 190 and Recommendation 206 on violence and harassment in the world of work.

  20. Permanent Secretary extols ILO’s Contribution to National Development

    05 July 2019

    On 5 July 2019, the ILO Country Office Director Mr George Okutho paid a courtesy call on the Ministry of National Development Planning Permanent Secretary for Monitoring and Evaluation, Mr. Mushuma Mulenga.