Articles

2016

  1. Foundation stone laying ceremony for Jowhar Gravel Road

    02 November 2016

    The foundation stone for Jowhar gravel road was laid in a ceremony held on the 2nd November 2016 in Jowhar district. The stone was laid by His Excellency Ali Abdullahi Guudlawe the Vice President of Hir- Shabelle state.

  2. Access Bank Rwanda empowers women with entrepreneurship skills

    17 October 2016

    Access Bank Rwanda’s Women Banking, ‘W Initiative’, recently held business trainings for women. The program is a joint initiative with the Business Development Fund (BDF) and the International Labour Organisation (ILO) offered to female customers interested in starting and those looking forward to improving their business.

  3. Kenya’s National Assembly Adopts the National Policy on Elimination of Child Labour

    06 October 2016

    On 06 October 2016, Kenya’s parliament debated and passed the national policy on elimination of child labour; commonly known as Sessional Paper number 1 of 2015 on the National Policy on Elimination of Child Labour.

  4. Formalizing the Informal Sector

    03 October 2016

    ILO provides a guide in the transition of workers from the informal sector to the formal sector in South Africa, Malawi and Mozambique.

  5. Najma’s story: “Informed migration is safe migration”

    30 September 2016

    Desperate to go abroad to work and escape poverty, Najma initially turned to a broker for help. But, what she learned at an ILO-funded training course made her realize she had been cheated.

  6. Women beneficiaries lead the way on farming at Nyanga field day

    15 September 2016

    Field days are a common practice in Zimbabwe’s agricultural communities. As women are fully engaged in productive activities, these days help to showcase good crops and provide a platform to extend ILO-supported technical advice on farming practices.

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    Policy coherence needed to turn trade into an engine for growth in Africa

    19 July 2016

    Trade and investment can be drivers of inclusive growth for sustainable development in Africa, says the ILO’s Deputy Director-General for Field Operations and Partnerships, Gilbert Houngbo, at UNCTAD 14 in Nairobi but calls for more integrated policies to realize that potential.

  8. Empowering a Woman Economically means Empowering every part of her life

    17 July 2016

    Women’s Economic Empowerment Project is a joint initiative between UN Women and International Labour Organization (ILO) with the support of Swedish International Cooperation Agency (SIDA). The project helps women build their credit portfolio stabilizing their income, raising their standard of living, and reorienting themselves and their families.

  9. In Mutoko, decent work leads to improved living conditions

    15 July 2016

    Mutoko residents tell us how the Work Improvement in Neighbourhood Development (WIND) programme has helped them to improve their lives.

  10. “We should never get used to child labour”

    17 June 2016

    Artists from the West African country travelled to the International Labour Conference in Geneva to remind everyone that child labour is still a reality that needs to be fought.

  11. Breaking the cycle of poverty in Tunisia

    14 June 2016

    The terrorist attacks in Tunisia in recent years have driven away tourists, exacerbating unemployment, especially among young people. This, in a country already experiencing deep inequalities and underprivileged regions that saw the Tunisian revolution take root. ILO reports from a country undergoing transformation.

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    International cooperation is essential to promote migrant domestic workers’ rights

    27 May 2016

    Sharing good practice and experience in both countries sending and receiving workers is key to improve migrant domestic workers’ rights, says Maria Elena Valenzuela, Project Coordinator, ILO Global Action Programme on Migrant Domestic Workers and Their families. outlines the findings of the latest research on the impact of stress in the workplace.

  13. Educated, empowered, inspired: HIV risk reduced

    16 May 2016

    A novel programme helped HIV vulnerable women in southern Africa build business to improve their lives and the wellbeing of their families.

  14. South Africa’s Child Support Grant: A booster for poverty reduction

    14 April 2016

    11.7 million poor children in South Africa are now covered by the social benefit which is having a positive impact on their daily lives.

  15. The scourge of rural Madagascar: Child labour in domestic work

    30 March 2016

    An ILO study in rural areas of Madagascar sheds light on the main causes leading to child labour

  16. World Water Day: Generating employment through water: How ILO leadership of UN-Water will help Nigeria

    28 March 2016

    As the world celebrates the 2016 World Water Day with the theme: ‘Water and Jobs,’ SOJI-EZE FAGBEMI looks at the International Labour Organisation (ILO) chairmanship of the UN-Water and how its leadership will help Nigeria; going by the historical partnership between the country and the ILO.

  17. Monrovia post Ebola: The quest for clean water and youth employment

    23 March 2016

    In the lead up to World Water Day, a new programme to strengthen the capacity of local communities in Liberia to improve sanitation highlights the importance of access to clean water.

  18. Five facts you should know about green jobs in Africa

    03 March 2016

    The green economy can be an opportunity for women to gain their rightful place in the workforce. On Africa Environment Day and Wangari Maathai Day, ILO News talks with Moustapha Kamal Gueye, Policy specialist on Green Jobs at the ILO, to get first-hand information on innovative policies to enhance environmental sustainability and create decent employment opportunities.

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    Young and female: A double “strike” for women entering the workforce

    09 February 2016

    An ILO/MasterCard Foundation study sheds new light on the challenges facing young women’s participation in the world of work.

2015

  1. How Zambia is greening its way out of poverty

    30 November 2015

    Faced with unemployment, inequality and poverty, as well as a housing backlog and environmental challenges, the government of Zambia has launched a Green Jobs Programme in the construction sector.