News and Press releases

November 2013

  1. Invest in the youth, the future of Africa!

    01 November 2013

    On the fourth edition of African Youth Day (AYD), the ILO joined its partners to call for more investment and promotion of the youth as key agents for social change, economic growth and sustainable development.

October 2013

  1. Follow up mentoring support provided to Women Entrepreneurs, Somalia

    31 October 2013

    After completing training on entrepreneurship skills, financial management skills, and business plan development skills, about 20 internally displaced women received a small capital to get them started with their business.

  2. Equal pay – Moving beyond discrimination to action in Africa

    21 October 2013

    Equal pay is a recognized human right! The ILO released a step-by-step guide to provide practical guidance for governments, trade unions and the private sector.

  3. ILO launches global campaign to end child labour

    10 October 2013

    Hollywood actors and international athletes support the ILO's Red Card campaign.

  4. Understanding the drivers of the youth labour market in Kenya

    03 October 2013

    A new ILO research paper highlights key factors of youth unemployment in Kenya with a focus on labour market conditions and major policy recommendations geared towards the improvement of the youth employment content of economic growth.

September 2013

  1. Poverty Reduction through Tourism in Africa

    26 September 2013

    More than 50 million people visit Africa yearly. That's about 5% of all international travel, but on World Tourism Day, these low figures do not reflect the vast role tourism plays in many African economies. One out of every 20 jobs in Africa is in the hotel, tourism and travel industry.

  2. ILO, IIDA and the Ministry of Women and Family Affairs launch EU funded gender project

    23 September 2013

    The International Labour Organization (ILO), IIDA (Women’s Development Organisation) and the Ministry of Women and Family Affairs launch an important new project aimed at supporting the promotion of gender equality and women’s economic empowerment in Somalia.

  3. A Somali Spring? Prospects for post transition Somalia

    23 September 2013

    “A Somali Spring?” is a lecture series presented by the Rift Valley Institute. The forum was held at the Braeburn Theatre and moderated by the Somali Ambassador to Kenya.

  4. New ILO Child Labour Report calls for strong focus on Sub-Saharan Africa

    23 September 2013

    A new report by the International Labour Organization (ILO) states that the global number of child labourers has declined by one third since 2000, from 246 million to 168 million. But Sub-Saharan Africa continues to be the region with the highest incidence of child labour with more than one in five children in child labour.

  5. Tackling Child Labour through Education in Kenya

    21 September 2013

    The Federation of Kenyan Employers (FKE) - in collaboration with the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the European Union (EU) – implemented a programme on “Tackling Child Labour through Education” where adopting a school was one of the key innovative strategies. The “Adopt a school” process is to involve the private sector in supporting Educational Programmes to improve access, equity and transition rate.