News and Press releases

July 2010

  1. ILO launches implementation phase of new international labour standard at XVIII International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2010)

    22 July 2010

    The ILO held a series of events under the theme “Preventing HIV, Protecting human rights at work” at the AIDS 2010 Conference to mark the launch of a new labour standard adopted by ILO government, employer and worker representatives in June. With its constituents, the ILO focused on developing strong partnerships with the international community of donors, stakeholders implementing HIV policies and programmes and people living with HIV to reduce stigma and discrimination for all workers living with HIV or believed to be HIV positive, to give a new impetus to prevention efforts.

June 2010

  1. ILO Director-General urges G20 to stay focussed on reducing the global jobs deficit

    28 June 2010

    International Labour Organization Director-General Juan Somavia today welcomed the G20 Leaders’ statement from Toronto in which they gave the “highest priority to safeguard and strengthen the recovery and to the next steps they should take to ensure a full return to growth with quality jobs”.

  2. ILO conference adopts unprecedented new international labour standard on HIV and AIDS

    17 June 2010

    Governments, employers and workers meeting at the annual conference of the International Labour Organization (ILO) today adopted a new international labour standard on HIV and AIDS - the first international human rights instrument to focus specifically on the issue in the world of work.

  3. ILO warns of new threats to global economic and jobs recovery from debt crisis and financial instability

    01 June 2010

    Growing instability in financial markets and the sovereign debt crisis in Europe may put global economic and jobs recovery efforts at risk, according to a report by International Labour Office Director-General Juan Somavia to be discussed at the ILO’s annual conference.

April 2010

  1. Norwegian Support to Women Entrepreneurship in Mozambique

    12 April 2010

    From 22nd to 26th March, representatives from Mozambican Women Entrepreneurs’ Associations gathered in Maputo for a comprehensive training session in association management.

March 2010

  1. National Workshop on Mainstreaming Employment and Decent Work into the national development plan and strategies

    30 March 2010

    The workshop was held at Rainbow Towers, Harare, Zimbabwe and it covered 1.The essence of the Decent Work Agenda and the Toolkit for mainstreaming employment and decent work 2.The Global Jobs Pact and 3.Confronting the employment challenges in Zimbabwe.

  2. More women choosing to work, but gender equality remains a long way off

    05 March 2010

    Despite signs of progress in gender equality over the past 15 years, there is still a significant gap between women and men in terms of job opportunities and quality of employment, according to a new report by the International Labour Office.

February 2010

  1. High Level Publicity Launch Of The Kadoma Declaration – “Towards A Shared National Social And Economic Vision”

    26 February 2010

    The President of the Republic of Zimbabwe, His Excellency R.G. Mugabe, has officially launched the beginning of a publicity campaign for the Kadoma Declaration – “Towards a Shared National Social and Economic Vision” (the Declaration) on Friday 26 February, 2010.

  2. Regional Director's Visit to Harare

    10 February 2010

    Mr Charles Dan, Regional Director for Africa and Mr. Michel Gozo, Special Advisor to the Regional Director recently passed through the Harare Office on the 10th of February 2010 on their way to the ARLAC Governing Council meeting in Kariba, Zimbabwe.

  3. Twelve project proposals selected by Coop Africa Challenge Fund

    10 February 2010

    Among 192 projects received by the Selection Committee, twelve proposals have been selected during the fourth call for funding by the Challenge Fund in 2010. Coop Africa will provide funding worth USD 635,000.