News items

2020

  1. © Chor Sokunthea / World Bank 2020

    Insufficient paid work affects almost half a billion people, new ILO report shows

    20 January 2020

    A lack of decent work combined with rising unemployment and persisting inequality is making it increasingly difficult for people to build better lives through their work, according to the latest edition of the ILO’s global report on employment and social trends.

2019

  1. The Decent Jobs for Youth Knowledge Facility: Learning, sharing, and engaging

    11 December 2019

    Partners of the UN Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth launch knowledge facility, including the ILO toolbox and data finder on youth employment.

  2. ILO attended TICAD 7 and the Special Conference on Peace and Stability in the Sahel Region

    03 December 2019

    Summary of ILO's participation in the Tokyo International Conference for African Development (TICAD) 7 Plenary Meeting in Yokohama, Japan.

  3. Fundamental Rights and Principles at Work and business in conflict settings

    27 November 2019

  4. Earthquake victims get gravity-fed water supply in Papua New Guinea

    22 November 2019

    A ILO-Japan funded partnership infrastructure project is helping earthquake-affected communities in the Nipa district to access clean drinking water.

  5. Trade, jobs and peace: Highlights of the ILO-WTO dialogue

    15 November 2019

  6. The contribution of socio-economic programmes to sustaining peace

    08 November 2019

  7. A joint EU-ILO project strengthens trade and sectoral policies for more and better decent jobs

    02 October 2019

  8. Reviewing the impact of Social Protection

    13 August 2019

    The ILO, Government ministries, UN Partners, Donors, civil society and media embark on a Joint Annual Review to assess the impacts of Social Protection programmes in Zambia.

  9. ILO Director visit Luapula Province

    31 July 2019

    The ILO Director has embarked on the familiarization tour of Development Cooperation projects to meet partners, stakeholders, and beneficiaries of the projects.

  10. ILO Director Presents Credentials to COMESA Secretary General

    31 July 2019

    The ILO Director has presented his credentials to COMESA Secretary General as special representative for the regional grouping.

  11. The ILO calls for strengthened collaboration between development partners on employment programmes for peace and resilience

    22 July 2019

  12. 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.

  13. ILO hosts UNCT Meeting

    04 July 2019

    The ILO Lusaka Country Office hosted the United Nations Country Team (UNCT) meeting.

  14. Photos from the ILO100 YOUTH DEBATE: Young leaders and labour market transitions

    13 June 2019

  15. Zambian Children Call for a Stop to Child Labour

    13 June 2019

    The 2019 World Day Against Child Labour (WDACL) was commemorated under the theme: ‘Children should not work in the fields, but on dreams’. In Zambia, multitudes of youths assembled at Lusaka’s Olympic Youth Development Centre to mark the day.

  16. Observing the World Day against Child Labour in Suva, Fiji

    12 June 2019

    The ILO’s Convention on the Worst Forms of Child Labour, 1999 (No. 182) has achieved almost universal ratification by the ILO’s 187 member States, and the ratification rate of the Minimum Age Convention, 1973 (No. 138) is not far behind.

  17. The ILO calls for inclusive structural transformation at the LED Regional Forum for Latin America and the Caribbean

    20 May 2019

  18. Youth Employment Project in Egypt Receives Teamwork Award

    06 May 2019

    “Decent Jobs for Egypt’s Young People – Tackling the Challenge Together” project receives “Teamwork” award in this years’ ILO recognition award competition

  19. ILO Lusaka Country Office Launches Centenary Celebrations

    03 May 2019

    The event to mark the 100 years of existence of the ILO, as well as 50 years of operation in Zambia was attended by several high ranking officials among them, cabinet ministers, permanent secretaries, ambassadors and high commissioners, donors and implementing partners.