News and Press releases

January 2023

  1. First official visit to Africa by ILO Director-General Houngbo

    25 January 2023

    The Director-General of the ILO, Gilbert F. Houngbo, the first African to hold this post, will be in Dakar, Senegal, on an official visit from 25 to 28 January 2023. During his stay, he will hold talks with Macky Sall, President of the Republic of Senegal, as well as with the Senegalese authorities in charge of labour issues.

  2. Consortium aims to create green, sustainable jobs for migrants, returnees, IDPs in Ethiopia

    20 January 2023

    The ILO Multi-Partner Trust Fund (MPTF) on “Addressing Drivers and Facilitating Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration in the Contexts of Disasters and Climate Change in the IGAD Region” conducted validation workshop in Dessie with stakeholders from local government, community representatives and unions back in December.

  3. Opportunities and challenges on Labour Migration: An Experience-Sharing Forum among East African Countries to be held in Zanzibar, Tanzania

    20 January 2023

  4. The Model Workplace Programme champions SGBV and Harassment in the workplace in Zimbabwe!

    18 January 2023

    The Country Office is participating in the Spotlight Initiative – an EU supported programme, which is a global partnership to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls. The programme is an integrated package of interventions across six pillars which are: legislative and policy frameworks; institutional strengthening; prevention and social norms; delivery of quality essential services; data availability and capacities and supporting the women’s movement.

  5. The Government of Nigeria convenes a National Stakeholders’ Workshop on Labour Market Information System (LMIS)

    18 January 2023

    With support from the International Labour Organization (ILO), and within the framework of FAIRWAY global programmme, the Government of Nigeria has facilitated a National Stakeholders’ Workshop on Labour Market Information System (LMIS) from 11th - 14th of October 2022

  6. International Labour Organization (ILO) Assistant Director General and Regional Director for Africa, Ms. Cynthia Samuel-Olonjuwon arrives in Zambia today to attend the annual Retreat for ILO Directors in Africa which will be held in Lusaka from 18 to 20 January 2023.

    15 January 2023

    Prior to the Retreat, which is being held under the theme: ‘Delivering of the 2019 Abidjan Declaration for ILO constituents in Africa and implementation of the Global Coalition on Social Justice’, Ms. Samuel-Olonjuwon will hold high-level meetings with the Government and Tripartite partners among them; the Zambia Federation of Employers (ZFE) and the Zambia Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU).

  7. ILO Regional Director for Africa Visits AfDB-ILO Custom Mercury Free Gold Milling Plant in Zimbabwe

    11 January 2023

    As part of her mission to Zimbabwe, the Assistant Director General and Regional Director of the ILO, Ms Cynthia Samuel-Olonjuwon, visited an AfDB funded project site in Guruve district, where the ILO has supported the establishment of a custom mercury free gold milling plant.

  8. Botswana ratifies two key conventions on labour inspection

    10 January 2023

    Botswana is the 149th country to ratify Convention No. 81 and the 56th to ratify Convention No. 129 promoting an effective system of labour inspection in commerce and industry, as well as agriculture.

  9. How dialogue can help address challenges to informality for refugees and host communities in Kenya

    05 January 2023

    Following the release of an assessment report by ILO PROSPECTS, government, employers and informal workers representatives agree on strategies to support the transition to formality, advance inclusive economic development and sustainable livelihoods.

December 2022

  1. Interview: Q&A with Alexio Musindo, Country Director for ILO in the Horn of Africa

    22 December 2022

    With this edition of the “ILO in the Horn” newsletter, we have discussed with the Country Director on major successes and challenges of the country office in the year 2022 with exclusive focus on Ethiopia.