News and Press releases

June 2023

  1. How are trade unions adapting to changes in the world of work?

    02 June 2023

    The world of work is undergoing a period of transformation, and trade unions are responding to workers' needs and aspirations with innovation and foresight. The ILO's Bureau for Workers' Activities (ACTRAV) has launched a program with trade unions that enables them to become agents of change and support workers through this process of transformation. In this interview, Maria Helena Andre, Director of ACTRAV, takes stock of the trade union movement and outlines the challenges trade unions are facing. Ms Andre stresses in particular the importance of social dialogue in formulating responses to new challenges in the world of work.

May 2023

  1. ILO Workshop Trains Nigerian Officials on Social Protection Statistics for Effective Monitoring and Evaluation

    30 May 2023

    Efforts to Improve Social Protection in Nigeria Gain Momentum Through Data Collection and Monitoring

  2. AU and ILO prepare a continental strategy to advance decent jobs for Africa’s youth

    29 May 2023

    The AU-ILO Youth Employment Strategy for Africa unveils a bold vision: a continent where all youth have access to productive and decent employment that empowers them to escape poverty and create a better future for themselves and their communities.

  3. Collaboration between ILO and Elizade University seeks to Improve Media Reporting on Labour Migration in Nigeria

    19 May 2023

    Through the FAIRWAY Programme in Nigeria, ILO is improving the quality of teaching labour migration related topics for students of Mass Communication and Journalism.

  4. Ministerial declaration presented at the 19th Regional Seminar for Labour-Based Practioners

    16 May 2023

    17 African Ministers and Representatives recognize infrastructure is key for inclusive economic and social development, stressing the need to benefit youth, women, and people with disabilities from construction activities.

  5. Namibia on the way to standardize employment contracts for its fishermen.

    15 May 2023

    After a series of activities that included a deep-dive research study of the fishing industry, sensitization on occupational health and safety and basic decent working conditions aboard fishing vessels; inspection of fishing vessels and the Work in Fishing Convention 2007 (no.188); Namibia is on the verge of passing a standardized employment contract for the country’s fishery workers.

  6. Refugee and host community youth call for more than a ‘seat at the table’ at UN Youth Forum

    11 May 2023

    The ILO, UNHCR and UNICEF organized a side-event on the margins of the ECOSOC Youth Forum 2023 where refugee and host community youth advocated for a greater say in issues that affect them.

  7. Opportunities for decent work for women and youth and improved productivity for MSMEs in the Zimbabwe construction sector

    09 May 2023

    The project seeks to improve the productivity of micro, small and medium construction enterprises, and to contribute towards addressing decent work deficits among vulnerable workers through decent working conditions and putting onto effect their labour rights. The project’s main target groups are particularly women and youth in Southern Africa.

April 2023

  1. Organized private sector in Nigeria engaged on labour migration and rights of migrant workers

    24 April 2023

    Organised private sector in Nigeria, led by the Nigeria Employers Consultative Association (NECA) initiated engagement with national stakeholders focusing on improved governance of labour migration and protection of migrant workers’ rights.

  2. Mentoring host and refugee youth in Ethiopia to become future leaders

    14 April 2023

    The ILO, UNHCR and UNICEF facilitated a Youth Leadership Academy for members of the Youth Network Committee in Ethiopia to assist them in organizing and leading social development and advocacy initiatives in their communities.