News and Press releases

April 2013

  1. Third edition of the ILO Academy on Solidarity and Social Economy.

    08 April 2013

    The third edition of the ILO Academy on Social and Solidarity Economy will be held in Morocco with a special focus on youth and job creation in Agadir, Morocco from 8-12 April, 2013.

  2. AU 2013 Labour and Social Affairs Commission of the African Union

    08 April 2013

    The 9th Ordinary Session of the Labour and Social Affairs Commission of the African Union will be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 8-12 April 2013 under the theme: “Enhancing the Capacity of the Labour Market Institutions in Africa”

March 2013

  1. International training course on labour based technology in roadworks for Somali engineers

    25 March 2013

    Between 30th January - 25 March 2013 a three month labour based technology training was held for 9 Somali engineers in Mbeya, Tanzania. The ILO, Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the Appropriate Technology Training Institute (ATTI) supported this training course which focused on road rehabilitation and road maintenance.

  2. Business leaders discuss recipes for job-rich growth in Africa

    20 March 2013

    Africa is one of the fastest growing economic regions in the world but a large portion of its population still lives in poverty. A recent panel discussion held at the ILO analysed the way forward from a business perspective.

  3. ILO launches global photo contest "WORK4YOUTH"

    15 March 2013

    The ILO Youth Employment Programme is organizing a photo contest to shed light on youth employment issues, the challenges young people face in the workplace as well as their power to overcome them. Zoom in for the top prize!

  4. Ethiopia and ILO sign an MOU to support Domestic Migrant Workers to the Gulf States, Lebanon and Sudan

    14 March 2013

    The Government of Ethiopia and the International Labour Organization (ILO) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in Addis Ababa to implement an EU-funded project designed to develop a tripartite framework for the support and protection of Ethiopian women domestic migrant workers to the GCC States (Gulf Cooperation Council which includes Saudi Arabia, Qatar, UAE, Oman, Bahrain and Kuwait), Lebanon and Sudan.

  5. ILO Director-General calls for end to gender-based violence at work

    08 March 2013

    The ILO marked International Women’s day with calls for action to combat violence against women in the workplace.

  6. Launch and Dissemination Event for the Malawi Enabling Environment for Sustainable Enterprises Assessment Report and Action Plan

    07 March 2013

    Honourable Minister of Industry and Trade Mr. Sosten Gwengwe launched the Assessment of an Enabling Environment for Sustainable Enterprises for Malawi at Lilongwe Hotel

  7. Enabling Environment for Sustainable Enterprises in Malawi

    07 March 2013

    The Employers' Consultative Association of Malawi (ECAM), with technical support of the ILO, completed an assessment of the Enabling Environment for Sustainable Enterprises (EESE) in Malawi. The final report and an action plan were presented at a high-level tripartite dissemination event held on 7 March, 2013 in Lilongwe.

  8. Effective delivery of ILO technical cooperation projects in Africa

    04 March 2013

    ILO Africa's technical advisors and programme coordinators meet in Cotonou, Benin from 4-6 March 2013 to discuss policy project portfolios in the context of the new ILO reform.