News and Press releases

October 2020

  1. ILO, ITU and the AU gather stakeholders to advance a new joint programme to boost decent jobs and enhance skills for youth in Africa’s digital economy

    23 October 2020

    ABIDJAN (ILO NEWS) – The International Labour Organization (ILO), International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the African Union (AU) held a virtual roundtable on 22 October 2020 to build sustainable partnerships and explore funding mechanisms for their recently launched joint continental programme, entitled “Boosting Decent Jobs and Enhancing Skills for Youth”.

  2. © Shasha Mobile Film Festival 2020

    ILO Cairo endows special prize for mobile films

    22 October 2020

    ILO Cairo Office announces a special prize for short films shot only by mobile phones.

  3. ILO COOP participates in the ICA Africa Regional Conference on 'Fostering Implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area through Cooperatives’

    16 October 2020

    ILO COOP participated in the ICA Africa Regional Conference on 'Fostering Implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) through Cooperatives' that was held online on the 15th October, 2020 along with government officials, cooperative leaders, partners and other stakeholders.

  4. © BRICS 2020

    BRICS commitment to jobs, social protection & social dialogue welcomed by ILO

    09 October 2020

    Higher levels of international cooperation and solidarity will be needed to meet the challenge to labour markets posed by COVID-19, says ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder.

  5. The ILO supports the National Planning Meeting of INAS

    01 October 2020

    Since 2013, the ILO has been providing financial and technical support the INAS to hold National Planning Meetings. The INAS is the executing arm of the Basic (non-contributory) Social Security programs in Mozambique.

September 2020

  1. The African Union Ten Year Action Plan on Child Labour plan moves toward implementation

    22 September 2020

    The African Union (AU) is initiating discussions with stakeholders on the implementation of African Union’s Ten Year Action Plan to Eradicate Child Labour, Forced Labour, Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery (2020-2030) adopted during the AU Summit held in February 2020. This initiative resonates well with the International Labour Organization (ILO) convention 182 on Worst Forms of Child Labour which is reaching its universal ratification.

  2. Djibouti ratifies the 1986 Constitutional Amendment

    22 September 2020

  3. Malawi’s Tripartite Labour Advisory Council deliberates on child labour

    21 September 2020

    “The meeting gives employers great confidence in the Minister’s leadership. Social dialogue is the bedrock of labour and employment. When social dialogue takes place reliably and consistently, this can contribute greatly to the development of the country. Social dialogue is one of the processes that Malawi needs if we are to become a middle income country, and the involvement of the social partners is a prerequisite for the creation of sustainable jobs,” Mr. Buxton Kayuni, President of the Employers’ Consultative Association of Malawi (ECAM)

  4. Malawi’s Tripartite Labour Advisory Council deliberates on child labour

    21 September 2020

    Lilongwe, 21 September 2020 – The Honourable Ken Kandodo, M.P. Malawi’s Minister of Labour, opened a meeting of the country’s Tripartite Labour Advisory Council (TLAC) on Thursday 17 September 2020 stating that: “The role of the Tripartite Labour Advisory Council is perhaps more important now than ever before, given its linkage to decent work and the 2030 Agenda. In the context of COVID-19, the Council can guide our recovery plans with inclusive, informed solutions for the benefit of our country”.

  5. Upskilling local contractors in routine road maintenance for better performance and workmanship

    15 September 2020

    The evident and vital role local contractors play in infrastructure development and employment creation in the construction sector provide recognition for essential investment in upskilling for better performance and workmanship.