News and Press releases

March 2023

  1. ILO promotes labour intensive methods to improve livelihoods of host and refugee communities in Ethiopia

    28 March 2023

    Through an intensive training, the ILO has strengthened the capacity of road construction engineers from Ethiopia’s refugee-hosting districts to apply labour intensive methods to boost socio-economic development through infrastructural development and job creation.

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    Nigeria ratified ILO Conventions concerning migrant workers and private employment agencies

    27 March 2023

    Nigeria becomes the 29th country to ratify Convention No. 143, and the 38th to ratify Convention No. 181.

  3. Lesotho ratifies three ILO Conventions

    16 March 2023

    Lesotho deposited the instruments of ratification of the Labour Relations (Public Service) Convention, 1978 (No. 151), the Promotional Framework for Occupational Safety and Health Convention, 2006 (No. 187) and the Violence and Harassment Convention, 2019 (No. 190).

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    Climate Action for Jobs initiative boosts action to support a just transition

    14 March 2023

    Building on the outcomes of the UN climate change conference, members of the Climate Action for Jobs initiative welcomed new board members and discussed ways to scale up support and collaboration to advance a just transition towards environmentally sustainable economies and societies.

  5. Breaking the Cycle of Child Labour: ILO-ACCEL Africa Project Renovates School and Enrolls 110 Children at Risk of Child Labour in Nigeria's Oke Agunla Community

    13 March 2023

    With the renovation of six classrooms and eight toilet facilities in the school premises, the Head Teacher of the school disclosed that the enrolment figure of the school has already increased.

  6. Training workshop on: Developing, Negotiating and Implementing Bilateral Labour Migration Agreements (BLMAs)

    12 March 2023

  7. IGAD Member States endorsed the Program for Implementation of the Djibouti Declaration

    09 March 2023

    IGAD Member States endorsed Program for Implementation of the Djibouti Declaration at the 2nd IGAD Ministerial Conference on Labour, Employment and Labour Migrations held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia last week.

February 2023

  1. The International Labour Organization Supports the Government of Nigeria to Convene Stakeholders Sensitization Workshops towards Operationalizing the revised National Policy on Labour Migration

    28 February 2023

    In February 2023, the Government of Nigeria, under the auspices of the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment, organized workshops in Lagos state and the Federal Capital Territory for stakeholders on the revised National Policy on Labour Migration. The workshops were supported by the International Labour Organization within the framework of the FAIRWAY Global Programme.

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    ILO Director-General welcomes Côte d'Ivoire's action on social protection

    27 February 2023

    During his visit to Abidjan, ILO Director-General, Gilbert F. Houngbo, stressed the need to promote decent work in the cocoa sector.

  3. Ethiopia to host the Second Ministerial Conference on Labour, Employment and Labour Migration

    23 February 2023