News and events

2021

  1. Press release

    Malawi’s Ministry of Labour pledges to accelerate efforts for the eradication of child labour

    01 April 2021

    The Deputy Minister of Labour, Malawi, Honourable Vera Kamtukule has joined the African Union and its Member States, the International Labour Organization (ILO), and other stakeholders in adding her voice in pursuit of the global target to eliminate child labour in all its forms by 2025.

  2. Press release

    Success stories shed light on how decent employment improves the lives of refugees and their hosts

    31 March 2021

    The ILO, Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, the Netherlands' Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and UNICEF held a side event at the fifth Brussels Conference on “Supporting the future of Syria and the region,” hosted by the European Union.

  3. Press release

    Japan and ILO to support environmental and socio-economic resilience of Sudan

    31 March 2021

    The Government of Japan has contributed US$ 1.9 million to the ILO’s dual response to recent flooding and the COVID-19 pandemic in Khartoum, Sudan.

  4. © Mercy Corps 2021

    Press release

    ILO and the Cash Consortium for Iraq sign MoU to advance the humanitarian-development nexus and improve economic opportunities for vulnerable populations

    29 March 2021

    The collaboration between the agencies builds on existing efforts to accelerate the decent work agenda, including through the expansion of social protection architecture, as well as outlining new areas the partnership can support vulnerable populations in achieving self-reliance.

  5. Supporting the future of Syria and the region

    Employment, resilience and social cohesion: Success stories and challenges of labour market access for refugees and host communities

    The ILO, Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, the Netherlands' Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and UNICEF are organizing a side event to the fifth Brussels Conference on “Supporting the future of Syria and the region,” hosted by the European Union.

  6. Our impact, their voices

    Making digital learning more interesting and informative with public speaking

    22 March 2021

    One important skill that determines the success of an instructor is public speaking. Training of the ILO and the Ministry of Manpower has included public speaking as part of the training on content creation and delivery of online training for the instructors of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Centers.

  7. 5th Brussels Conference - Side event

    The nexus between livelihoods, protection and women’s empowerment – Syrian refugees

    A side event to the 5th Brussels Conference, organised by UN Women, ILO and UNHCR examined how international and national partners are working to support the empowerment of Syrian refugee women across the region, focusing on their access to decent work & livelihoods, safety and well-being.

  8. Publication

    ILO support to Syrian refugees and host communities: Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt (March 2021)

    18 March 2021

    Within the framework of the Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (3RP), the ILO is implementing a development-focused and employment-driven response, which aims to facilitate equal access to labour markets and promote decent work for all.

  9. Press release

    The Government of Japan partners with the ILO to support disaster resilience through waterworks restoration in Ethiopia

    15 March 2021

    The Government of Japan has contributed US$ 1.1 million to the ILO’s response to enhance disaster resilience through the employment-intensive restoration of waterworks in the city of Jijiga and among refugee-hosting communities of Kebribeyah in the Somali Regional State of Ethiopia.

  10. News

    Road map towards the ratification of ILO Convention No. 188 to protect Indonesian fishers

    10 March 2021

    Fishing is recognized as a hazardous occupation with the highest incidence of occupational injuries and fatalities. As the biggest sending country for migrant fishers, Indonesia continue to find ways to provide better protection for its fishers.