News and Press releases

September 2013

  1. Decent Work agenda for Eritrea

    02 September 2013

    The National Confederation of Eritrean Workers (NCEW), the Eritrean Federation of Employers (EFE) and the ILO reviewed the Decent Work Agenda for Eritrea and proposed a way forward.

August 2013

  1. Ghana ratifies the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC 2006)

    20 August 2013

    With the ratification by Ghana, 44 ILO Member States representing nearly 75 per cent of the world’s global shipping tonnage have now committed themselves to the decent work standards of the Convention.

  2. Maritime Labour Convention

    19 August 2013

    The ILO will mark the coming into force of its historic Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 with a panel discussion bringing together high-level representatives of seafarers, shipowners, port authorities and the ILO.

  3. Implementing the Joint Youth Employment Initiative for Africa

    15 August 2013

    The Employment and Labour Sub-Cluster of the African Union-UN Regional Coordination Mechanism met to discuss the implementation process of the Joint Youth Employment Initiative (JYEIA) which will be officially kick-starting in mid-September 2013.

  4. UN Interactive Dialogue to Connect with Youth

    05 August 2013

    A global interactive dialogue was held in the UN General Assembly to bring the United Nations closer to the world's young people. Around one thousand youth from Africa, Latin America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East took part in the event, connected via video link.

July 2013

  1. The 2013 Nigeria Labour Congress Rain School : Strengthening Trade Unions for Defense of Workers Rights

    22 July 2013

    The 2013 Rain School, organized courses for Trade Unions in Nigeria on leadership, organizational skills and Gender issues.

  2. Regional Experts Meeting on International Migration and Development in Africa

    03 July 2013

    The ILO shared its technical expertise at a senior experts meeting on international migration and development in Africa. The recommendations of this regional consultation mechanism will be integrated into the Second High Level Dialogue on International Migration and Development to be held in October 2013.

  3. Month of the Women Entrepreneur (MOWE) Trade fair

    02 July 2013

    On 26th March 2013, the The EU, ILO and Horn Relief Development (HRD) celebrated the Month of the Women Entrepreneur (MOWE). The fair was held at Safari Park, Mogadishu with goods displayed by 20 women from IDP camps. For more information,

  4. A Production Center in Galkayo creates employment and promotes economic growth

    02 July 2013

    Recently, there have been increased violence and assassinations in the city and this civil insecurity affects all wealth groups, causing displacement, loss of lives and property and a high rate of unemployment.

June 2013

  1. Youth Employment Video Contest: Youth labour migration “Reaping the benefits, minimizing the risks”

    24 June 2013