News and Press releases

December 2013

  1. Ryder: Time to turn Africa’s dynamism into social progress

    13 December 2013

    In his first official visit to the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region, ILO Director-General Guy Ryder stresses the importance of youth employment, social dialogue and green jobs in the future development of Africa.

  2. Managing Labour Force Survey Data in SADC Countries

    12 December 2013

    An interactive workshop hosted by the ILO to strengthen the technical capacity in the use of survey data for labour market information and analysis in SADC countries.

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    More and better jobs for inclusive and green growth in Zambia

    12 December 2013

    New ILO-led programme aims to create 5,000 new green jobs by 2017.

  4. ILO chief to visit Tanzania, Mozambique and Zambia

    04 December 2013

    The Director-General of the International Labour Organization (ILO), Guy Ryder, will make an official visit to Tanzania, Mozambique and Zambia from 4 to 12 December 2013.

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    Decent jobs for youth should be at the top of African Development agenda, says ILO

    03 December 2013

    Informality and vulnerable employment remain the reality for the vast majority of young workers in the region, says a new ILO report prepared for the Work4Youth Regional Conference that is taking place this week in Addis Ababa.

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    ILO report calls for job-centred growth policies in Kenya

    02 December 2013

    Kenya needs to adopt a coherent national employment strategy to achieve a more equitable economic growth, says the ILO.

November 2013

  1. Growth with employment for inclusive and sustainable development

    20 November 2013

    Growth in the Least Development Countries has not been inclusive and its contribution to poverty reduction has been limited. It has not generated enough “quality” jobs especially for the youth.

  2. Job Creation and Entrepreneurship: key engines to accelerate industrialization in Africa

    20 November 2013

    On Africa’s Industrialization Day (AID), the ILO promotes job creation and entrepreneurship as key engines to support regional efforts towards achieving an inclusive and sustainable industrial development.

  3. Africa needs new solutions to combat forced labour, human trafficking and slavery

    20 November 2013

    “Those who benefit from exploitation need to be swiftly punished; those who suffer abuse and coercion need to be empowered to raise their voice,” said ILO Acting Regional Director for Africa, Hans Hofmeijer, at the opening of a two-day high-level conference in Zambia. The conference aims to agree on concrete actions to combat forced labour, human trafficking and slavery in the continent.

  4. Women entrepreneurs received training in managing their business

    18 November 2013

    ILO conducted training to assist Women Entrepreneur Associations (WEAs) to manage and improve their associations.