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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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

    Online tool

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

    Occupational Safety and Health

  5. 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!

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

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

    05 June 2020

  9. 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)

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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…

  13. 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.

  14. Small businesses in Bulawayo contribute to the COVID-19 response

    29 April 2020

    As the world comes to terms with the impact of COVID-19, manufacturers of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as masks, gloves and medical robes are struggling to address shortages in key inputs for their production following disturbances in the global supply chains. Zimbabwe is no exception. As a result, we have witnessed an increase in small businesses, including those in the informal sector, repurposing their production lines to address the urgent need for facemasks, gowns and gloves. With the business development support from the ILO, the Bulawayo Chamber of Small and Medium Enterprises (BCSME) is ensuring that its members are at the forefront in filling the PPE gaps in Bulawayo.

  15. Safety and Health at Work Can Save Lives and Help Stop the Covid-19 Pandemic

    28 April 2020

    As the world celebrate this year’s World Day for Safety and Health at Work, commemorated on 28 April each year, there is need to address the outbreak of the novel Coronavirus in the world’s workplaces. In Malawi, the International Labour Organization (ILO) is supporting the Government, workers, and employers to prepare for and respond to COVID-19 by reinforcing the social protection and labour protection clusters of the National Preparedness and Response Plan and sponsoring rapid assessments of the impacts of the crisis on the labour market, so that the ILO can support our partners and the broader United Nations (UN) country team to target our responses for maximum impact.

  16. Fight child labour amid Covid19 in Uganda

    27 April 2020

    Child labour in Uganda manifests in different communities sometimes hidden underneath the pretext of preparing children for a productive adulthood. According to the International Labour Organisation (ILO), child labour is defined as work that deprives children of their childhood, their potential and dignity and is harmful to their physical or mental development.

  17. Ghana Study Tour: An opportunity to learn and share knowledge on the gold supply chain

    27 April 2020

    My name is Silvia Possenti and I work as Supply Chain and Enterprises Officer for the Accelerating Action for the Elimination of Child Labour in Supply Chains in Africa (ACCEL Africa), an International Labour Organization (ILO) project at the Regional Office for Africa in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.

  18. AUDA-NEPAD, ILO and partners organize webinar on Occupational Safety and Health in Africa

    27 April 2020

  19. World Day for Safety and Health at Work Commemoration AFRICA WEBINAR

    ILO and AUDA-NEPAD will be hosting a 2-hour virtual OSH day commemoration 28th April from 13h00 – 15h00 (CAT). ILO recently revised the World Day for Safety and Health at Work theme from “Violence and Harassment in the World of Work” to “Stop the Pandemic: Safety and Health at Work can Save Lives”, to resonate with the current COVID-19 situation. ILO and AUDA-NEPAD will be hosting a commemoration webinar for Africa under the sub-theme “Saluting Healthcare Workers in the fight against COVID-19” to honour the healthcare workers and their contribution to combating COVID-19.

  20. Multilateralism, SDGs and COVID-19: What role for workers'organisations?

    21 April 2020

    Why Multilaterialism and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are even more relevant as overarching responses to the COVID-19 pandemic? Maria Helena ANDRE, Director of the ILO’s Bureau for Workers ‘Activities shares her thoughts on the critical role to be played by Workers'organisations to respond effectively to the COVID-19 pandemic…