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  1. US delegation visits ILO projects addressing child labour in cocoa-farming communities in Côte d'Ivoire

    04 September 2019

    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, September 3, 2019 – A delegation of staff members from the United States House of Representatives visited a cocoa-growing community, which benefited from four International Labour Office (ILO) projects aimed at eliminating child labour and improving occupational safety and health (OSH) for young farmers and communities in Côte d’Ivoire.

  2. « 100 YEARS – 100 LIVES » | BOTSWANA - “ILO action has led to a complete review of labour laws in Botswana”

    04 September 2019

    Botswana has started a complete review of its labour laws to make them compatible with international labour standards.

  3. « 100 Years – 100 Lives » | TANZANIA - “The training in tailoring made it possible for me to leave drug addiction for good”

    03 September 2019

    Saleh Awadhi managed to leave the drug rehabilitation house and open his own tailoring business after attending an ILO training.

  4. « 100 Years – 100 Lives » | RWANDA - “The project helped national policies to reduce poverty and create jobs”

    03 September 2019

    An ILO-led programme helped the government and social partners to make sure job creation goes along with economic growth.

  5. « 100 Years – 100 Lives » | SOUTH AFRICA - “The ILO prize was key for me to develop an effective business model”

    03 September 2019

    How a young South African entrepreneur boosted his business by taking part in an ILO competition.

  6. « 100 Years – 100 Lives » | ZIMBABWE - “Employing people living with HIV can help to reduce the economic vulnerability in my community”

    03 September 2019

    An ILO project supported vulnerable communities along the Chirundu Corridor to better protect them from HIV infection through economic empowerment.

  7. « 100 Years – 100 Lives » | SOUTH AFRICA - “The Domestic Workers Convention can become a powerful tool for justice”

    03 September 2019

    A union leader from South Africa explains how the ILO Domestic Workers Convention made a difference in the struggle to improve working conditions for this particularly vulnerable group.

  8. Sub-Regional Tripartite Consultations for the Formulation of Skills Partnerships on Migration Western Africa and the Sahel

    Skills partnerships can contribute to reaping migrants’ potential more effectively, being an innovative mechanism for maximising brain gain and sharing the benefits of migration for both origin and destination countries.

  9. Getting myself through college is my priority

    28 August 2019

    As Ethiopia embarks on the journey of industrialization, more and more young people are joining the garment and textile industry to make ends meet.

  10. ILO ACCEL Africa project organises a validation meeting for its Nigeria work plan

    27 August 2019

    Abuja, 25 July 2019--- The International Labour Organisation, ILO, is organising the validation meeting for its "Accelerating Action for the Elimination of Child Labour in supply Chains in Africa" project, ACCEL AFRICA, funded by the Government of the Netherlands, and implemented in Côte d'Ivoire, Egypt, Malawi, Mali, Nigeria and Uganda.


    27 August 2019

    To support the Social Protection Sector Review in Nigeria, stakeholders hold a workshop to carefully outline the strategy and method of data collection as well as redesign the data collection tools to be more country specific.

  12. Lesotho joins efforts to combat forced labour

    23 August 2019

    Lesotho has ratified the Protocol of 2014 to the Forced Labour Convention becoming the 37th ILO member State to do so

  13. Training of Trainers Workshop ILO core International Labour Standards

    23 August 2019

    COSATU Youth Leadership

  14. « 100 Years – 100 Lives » | LESOTHO - “The training provided me with clarity on most of the issues that I took for granted as a veteran labour inspector”

    15 August 2019

    An ILO project provided training for labour inspectors to improve their work but also to make inspections more relevant within the national context.

  15. Support for the development of Skills for Trade and Economic Diversification (STED) in Ghana

    15 August 2019

    ILO and partners organize capacity building workshop to support the development of skills strategies for three sectors in Ghana in alignment with Government agenda of addressing the skills mismatch of the TVET sector.

  16. « 100 Years – 100 Lives » | EGYPT - “Without the job search club, I would have never thought about applying for a job outside my field of study”

    14 August 2019

    An ILO’s project in Egypt helps young women and men without professional experience to find their first job, including an unemployed archaeologist from Luxor.

  17. « 100 Years – 100 Lives » | EGYPT - “The new organic fertilizer has led to better fruit and vegetable crops.”

    14 August 2019

    An Egyptian farm owner explains how an ILO biogas pilot project made it possible for him to both increase productivity and improve the environment.

  18. « 100 Years – 100 Lives » | KENYA - “Green jobs are essential to economic growth and the reduction of unemployment”

    13 August 2019

    NAIROBI, Kenya (ILO News) – Forty-year-old entrepreneur, Magdalene Saitoti, is among the Kenyans to benefit from a project aimed at creating green jobs in the building industry, reducing poverty in pastoralist communities and strengthening the country’s resilience to climate change.

  19. « 100 Years – 100 Lives » | UGANDA - “I still live with back pain because of my work as a child in a tea plantation”

    13 August 2019

    Molly Namirembe was involved in child labour for two years in Uganda when she was just 11. She is still coping with the consequences and decided to share her story to help eradicate child labour.

  20. « 100 Years – 100 Lives » | UGANDA - “The ILO project will contribute to the elimination of child labour in Uganda’s tea and coffee supply chains”

    13 August 2019

    Uganda 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.