News and Press releases

February 2014

  1. ILO launched a three year project to enhance the governance of labour migration in Egypt

    17 February 2014

    The ILO launched a new project to enhance the governance of labour migration in Egypt, on Monday 17 February in Cairo. The project is funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).

  2. ILO to mark the Month of Women Entrepreneurs in Somalia

    17 February 2014

    ILO will mark the Month of Women Entrepreneurs (MOWE) in Hargeisa, Somaliland with a series of key events to highlight milestones and achievements of Somali women engaged in small and medium size enterprises.

  3. Tunisia ratifies three international Labour Conventions

    11 February 2014

    The Government of Tunisia ratified three international Labour Convention on February 11, 2014. These are the Tripartite Consultation (International Labour Standards) Convention, 1976 (No. 144), the Labour Relations (Public Service) Convention, 1978 (No. 151), and the Collective Bargaining Convention, 1981 (No. 154).

  4. ILO Director-General appoints Aeneas C. Chuma of Zimbabwe as Head of Africa

    11 February 2014

    Mr Aeneas Chapinga Chuma from Zimbabwe is appointed ILO Regional Director for Africa, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia with effect from 1 March 2014.

January 2014

  1. African Union to hold an Extraordinary Summit on Employment in 2014

    31 January 2014

    Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU) decided to hold a new Extraordinary Summit on Employment and Poverty Eradication, in September 2014 in Burkina Faso.

  2. ILO calls for bold political action to promote youth employment in Africa

    29 January 2014

    From Cairo to Cape Town, youth employment is one of the most pressing policy issues in Africa calling for a bold political response and a global methodology, stressed the ILO at a Youth Conference held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

  3. 2014, Year of Agriculture and Food Security in Africa

    27 January 2014

    African Heads of State and Government, ministers and development partners, including the ILO, are meeting in Addis Ababa from January 27-31 for a Summit on Agriculture and Food Security.

  4. Job-rich growth: a game changer for Africa’s inclusive development

    21 January 2014

    High levels of youth unemployment call for strong employment-friendly policies to promote a job-rich growth in Africa, according to the ILO’s Global Employment Trends 2014 report.

  5. Seychelles ratifies the ILO Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006)

    09 January 2014

    The Republic of Seychelles is the 55th ILO member State of the ILO to ratify the Convention, and the fourth among the States parties to the Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control for the Indian Ocean Region –after Australia, France and South Africa.

December 2013

  1. South-South Interreligious Dialogue for Decent Work

    13 December 2013

    The first international meeting for interreligious dialogue and cooperation on decent work was held from 9-12 December in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.