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    When work becomes a sexual battleground

    06 March 2013

    To mark International Women’s Day on 8 March, which focuses on ‘violence against women’, the ILO is highlighting the issue of sexual harassment in the workplace – an often subtle but disturbing form of aggression.

  2. From slum living to company director

    25 February 2013

    One woman’s success story shows how green entrepreneurship could be an answer to both youth unemployment and environmental degradation in Africa.

  3. Drop the gun and take a pen

    21 February 2013

    Countries have stepped up their efforts to fight piracy and warlordism in Somalia. The ILO has partnered with other UN agencies to address the root causes of the conflicts: chronic unemployment and a lack of prospects for youth.

  4. Egypt’s farmers: Sowing the seeds of an agricultural revolution

    07 February 2013

    Agriculture will be critical to future economic growth in Egypt, says the ILO – but only if the laws on farmers’ co-ops are reformed.

  5. Employment in Africa: Think agriculture!

    29 January 2013

    Why agriculture should be Africa’s top priority.

  6. Occupational Safety and Health

    22 January 2013

    in the Context of COVID-19 in Eswati

  7. Global Employment Trends 2013: Facts and figures for Sub-Saharan Africa

    22 January 2013

  8. Global Employment Trends 2013: Facts and figures for North Africa

    22 January 2013

  9. Global Employment Trends 2013: Facts and figures by regions

    22 January 2013


  1. Quick impact employment creation project, SIERRA LEONE

    26 December 2012

    Quick Impact Employment Creation Project (QIECP) was designed to generate rapid employment opportunities and income generating activities for youths as well as build the foundation for sustainability of the labour-based method by strengthening the capacities of private and public entities in the country to be able to implement infrastructure works by the labour-based method.

  2. Wanted: Local workers for the oil and gas industry

    12 December 2012

    The oil and gas industry is facing increasing shortages of skilled workers. This could be an opportunity for oil- and gas-producing countries to boost the involvement of their local workforce.

  3. Liberia: Waging war on youth unemployment

    06 December 2012

    By Dennis Zulu, Chief Program Officer, ILO Office for Nigeria, Gambia, Ghana, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

  4. Maternity protection: Not just a personal issue

    23 November 2012

    Many countries have ratified ILO conventions on maternity protection, but pregnant women still face workplace discrimination. Marking the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (November 25), the ILO publishes guidelines on how to implement maternity protection policies.

  5. AfDB President spells out agenda for job creation

    22 November 2012

    The President of the African Development Bank, Dr Donald Kaberuka, talks about what it takes to generate income, jobs and sustainable employment.

  6. “Alien plants” boost green jobs in South Africa

    20 November 2012

    South Africa has become a success story when it comes to creating jobs and protecting the environment through its Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP). Many other countries in the global south are also benefitting from similar programmes.

  7. African judges’ labour of law

    26 October 2012

    The ILO helps 25 African judges fight sex discrimination in the courts but cultural challenges remain the biggest obstacle for some.

  8. Cultivating the green shoots of rural areas

    18 October 2012

    The ILO looks to harnessing the potential of the world’s rural areas as city dwellers in the developing world struggle to find work.

  9. Youth employment: What works

    09 August 2012

    International Youth Day – marked on August 12 – sets the spotlight on the pressing challenges faced by young people. ILO News looks at practices that can help turn around the dramatic youth employment situation.

  10. Campaign against human trafficking held against Olympic backdrop

    27 July 2012

    As crowds throng London for the Olympics, passers-by are lured to enter huge boxes, only to be confronted with the horrors of human trafficking. The installations aim at raising awareness about a crime that – according to ILO figures – has claimed more than 20 million victims.

  11. Cooperatives show the way out of the crisis

    04 July 2012

    Cooperatives have been more resilient to the global economic and jobs crisis than other sectors. The UN International Day of Cooperatives, which takes place this year on 7 July, offers a chance for cooperatives to reassert their position in the world economy. ILO News interviews Simel Esim, Chief of the ILO’s Cooperative Branch.