1. Quick impact employment creation project, SIERRA LEONE

    01 June 2015

    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.

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    Choosing between family and work should not be an option

    06 May 2015

    Young women in West Africa often find it hard to get a job. Holding on to it once they start a family can even be harder.

  3. Decentralization of Natural Resource Management, Memorandum of Understanding signing ceremony in Gardo, Puntland state of Somalia

    04 May 2015

    The natural resource management (NRM) decentralization pilot project memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between the Ministry of Environment, Wildlife and Tourism and Gardo district witnessed by the Ministry of Interior of Puntland to decentralize NRM service delivery in Puntland.

  4. Six things you should know about Social Protection in Africa

    22 April 2015

    African Ministers of Social Development, Labour and Employment are discussing social protection for inclusive development from 23-24 April 2015 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Key policy recommendations and strategies are to be adopted by Member States. ILO News talks with Luis Frota, Social Security Specialist in the African region, to assess the reality on the ground and share good practises.

  5. World Day for Safety and Health at Work

    17 April 2015

    The ILO observes that Day to raise awareness on occupational safety and health among trade unions, employers’ organizations and government representatives.

  6. From market seller to managing director in Côte d’Ivoire

    16 March 2015

    ILO News talks to a young Ivorian woman who in a few years went from selling goods at local markets to being a successful entrepreneur whose dreams reach beyond the Ivory Coast.

  7. The long journey to women empowerment in Africa

    15 March 2015

    Twenty years after Beijing +20, gender inequality remains one of the biggest challenges in Africa. But the African Union declared 2015 “Year of Women Empowerment and Development towards Africa’s Agenda 2063”. ILO News talks with Mwila Chigaga, Senior Gender Specialist for Africa, to measure current progress, challenges and opportunities for African women towards empowerment.

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    Rising to the top of the footwear industry through Decent Work

    26 February 2015

    As we approach International Women’s Day, ILO News talks to Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu, a young Ethiopian entrepreneur who created one of the world’s fastest growing footwear brands by betting on Decent Work

  9. Domestic workers' rights: Let's keep the momentum

    27 January 2015

    More than 5.24 million domestic workers live in Africa. Around 70 per cent of domestic workers across Africa are women. Very few of the estimated 53 million domestic workers worldwide are covered by labour laws.

  10. Capacity Building for District Public Works Departments in Somaliland

    21 January 2015

    ILO/JPLG provides a set of technical engineering equipment to seven of the JPLG target District Public Works Departments in Somaliland - Berbera, Borama, Burao, Gabiley, Hargeisa, Odhweine and Sheikh


  1. Enhancing Employability through Skills Development in Galkayo

    29 December 2014

    Light Engineering plays an important role in industrialisation where innovation has resulted in the creation of new products and transforming concepts and materials into products.

  2. Local economic development framework in Puntland: in-house revolt to the statuesque

    22 December 2014

    Education and research institutions have not offered technical and management skills which enable youth to work out of unemployment. Putting education to work remains yet deeply worrying in Puntland.

  3. Through the European Union’s funding the ILO supports the People of Galkayo in construction of two more roads.

    19 December 2014

    Improvements to transportation networks, especially those in growing areas like Galkayo, tend to impact on local land markets. In principle, an improvement to a link in the network will confer economic benefit to adjacent and nearby markets and properties and also create short term jobs during the construction phase.

  4. No to human trafficking, forced labour!

    22 November 2014

    In Africa, forced labour and human trafficking thrive in environments of poverty and unemployment, because the wish to escape desperate economic and social situations feeds the supply side of these exploitative and abusive practices.

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    One-stop job centre makes it easier for workers and employers to connect

    13 November 2014

    With help from the ILO, an employment agency in Dar Es Salaam goes digital and makes the job search easier.

  6. Thinking out of the box: A serial entrepreneur in South Africa

    24 October 2014

    An ILO initiative in the South African Free State province encourages young entrepreneurs to come up with innovative ideas as a way of helping them set up successful businesses.

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    Maternity leave: Women's survival vs. family responsibilities in Rwanda

    22 October 2014

    Most women make a choice between their own survival and family responsibilities. This is where the ILO Convention on maternity protection comes in.

  8. Foreign Direct Investment: Getting it right

    17 October 2014

    Together with UNCTAD, the ILO has organized a dialogue on how best to ensure that Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) benefits everyone through the creation of quality jobs.

  9. Decent Work For Social Justice and National Development

    05 October 2014

    Poverty anywhere constitutes a danger to prosperity everywhere”. The International Labour Organization was created on the premise that lasting peace can only be established if it is based on social justice.

  10. Zambian employers consider the "business case” for hiring people with disabilities

    29 September 2014

    In July 2014, Zambian employers and the ILO held an unprecedented roundtable on “Unlocking the potential: A Zambia business roundtable on disability and employment”.