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  1. SCORE Training for the One-District-One-Factory (1D1F) Programme in Ghana

    29 June 2020

    The Ministry of Trade and Industry (MOTI) facilitates SCORE training for all factories under the Government of Ghana’s flagship programme 1D1F. This is to introduce some best international practices to these enterprises to improve their quality, productivity and competitiveness.

  2. Launch of "An ILO for All Seasons": Interview with Kari Tapiola

    26 June 2020

    Kari Tapiola, former Deputy-Director General of the ILO presents his study "An ILO for All Seasons" to be launched on 29th June 2020.

  3. Parents send their children to child labour to overcome the economic crisis of COVID-19

    25 June 2020

    In light of the increased number of children in child labour in agriculture as a result of COVID-19 pandemic, eliminating child labour requires coordinated action more than before. The ILO in consultation with the Egyptian Government and social partners continue to support eliminating child labour in cotton supply chain.

  4. SCORE continues enterprise trainings despite challenges posed by COVID-19

    24 June 2020

    As enterprises face the challenges posed by the outbreak of COVID-19, the ILO SIRAYE programme, understanding the needs of enterprises, is continuing to deliver productivity and quality training to factories in tandem with preventing and mitigating the health impact of Covid-19.

  5. The Tunisian Parliament adopts a bill on the social and solidarity economy

    24 June 2020

    The new law has been developed through a series of tripartite consultations with the support of the ILO to create an enabling environment for a more equitable and inclusive human-centred economic model in Tunisia.

  6. Book Launch: "An ILO For All Seasons"

    Over a hundred years, the ILO has developed International Labour Standards and Policy Responses to mitigate the effects of employment and social crises. 2020 will be remembered as the year the world of work was brought to its knees by the COVID-19 pandemic. ​The COVID-19 pandemic has shown how hasards move in a globalized world. It has highlighted the need to use the tools that are available for countering social and economic crises and securing the safety and health of workers. This book traces the development of these tools and the ways in which they have been successfully applied over the last hundred years.

  7. COVID-19 in the Arab States: The Trade Union’s Role in Protecting Workers in their Workplaces

    The global Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has devastated the world of work, causing huge costs on economies, labour markets, and societies across the Arab Region and worldwide. ILO ACTRAV through this webinar aims at assisting trade union leaders in the Arab Region to enhance their role in protecting workers in workplaces as a priority to respond to the COVID-19 crisis and beyond. Moreover, to promote, and explain the related ILO tools, and guides that can help them in their effort to achieve a better future for all workers.

  8. At Mbera refugee camp, in Mauritania, the ILO is training young people in building trades

    19 June 2020

    At the hands-on construction training site of the PECOBAT project, students are building an elementary school for the camp’s children, while learning skills that will make them more employable.

  9. Book launch: "Still Work to be Done"

    In this book, Luc Cortebeeck examines the future of work: how can we eliminate child labour and exploitation?How do we make governments ans multinationals respect all workers in supply chains? How will we work in the post-coronavirus world? These are some questions that Luc Cortebeeck tried to respond in this book which is a plea for effective international social regulations and a strong ILO as cornerstone for social progress.

  10. SPSF leaps ahead to launch the SADC Labour Laws Guide

    Online tool

  11. Virtual Meeting on Labour and OSH Inspection and COVID-19 in SADC Member States

    Occupational Safety and Health

  12. Malawi commemorates World Day Against Child Labour 2020

    12 June 2020

    Malawi joins the work in commemorating World Day Against Child Labour (WDACL) with a focus this year on the impact of COVID-19 on child labour, under the slogan: COVID-19: Protect Children from Child Labour, now more than ever!

  13. Protect children from child labour, now more than ever!

    12 June 2020

    Marking the World Day Against Child Labour 2020 under the theme of "Protect child labour, now more than ever!", ILO Cairo Office has developed in cooperation with the social partners a set of awareness materials on the negative impact of child labour and the measures that should be taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19 infection at the workplace.

  14. Coping with COVID-19 – Lesson from the Ethiopian garment and textile industry

    10 June 2020

    With the purpose of sharing factories practices to prevent COVID-19 and improve workers’ well being, the ILO programme on advancing decent work and inclusive industrialisation (SIRAYE) hosted the second webinar series with over 20 factories across Ethiopia.

  15. Towards building the capacity of labour migration analysts in the IGAD region

    05 June 2020

  16. ILO and JICA Co-organize Online Study Session on Child Labour and Business

    03 June 2020

    The International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) jointly organised an online study Session on Child Labour and Business on how to strengthen the collaboration in the area of child labour in order to accelerate actions for achieving Target 8.7 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

  17. Commemoration of World Day Against Child Labour 2020 in Nigeria

    The Government of Nigeria – in collaboration with the International Labour Organization, Nigerian Labour Congress, Trade Union Congress of Nigeria, National Employers’ Consultative Association, other partners and stakeholders will commemorate the World Day Against Child Labour 2020 virtually to critically highlight the need to improve measures of protection available to Nigerian children against the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  18. Recovering from the COVID-19 crisis: What policies are needed?

    29 May 2020

    For workers, what risks and opportunities has the COVID-19 crisis brought about? Catelene Passchier, Chair of the Workers’ Group of the ILO Governing Body shares her views on the policies needed to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic. She also calls for more regulation of digital work and enhancement of social dialogue and tripartism to provide social justice and decent work for all.

  19. COVID-19 and Workers’Organizations: Interview with Sharan Burrow

    04 May 2020

    What should be the key policy measures to relaunch the Global economy affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic? Sharan Burrow, General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) shares her views on the needs and expectations from the trade union movement on how to address the COVID-19 crisis and beyond. Ms Burrow calls also for more solidarity and the need to strengthen Multilateralism…

  20. ILO Commends Nigerian Workers for their commitment in Combating COVID-19

    04 May 2020

    As was the case in other parts of the world, Nigerian workers celebrated the 2020 May Day in a style never anticipated due to the emergence of COVID-19 and its impacts across countries and sectors of economies.