News and Press releases

July 2013

  1. 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

  2. South Africa ratifies four international labour Conventions

    21 June 2013

    The Government of the Republic of South Africa deposited with the International Labour Office the instrument of ratification of four international labour Conventions, the Labour Inspection Convention, 1947 (No.81), the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006), the Work in Fishing Convention, 2007 (No. 188), and the Domestic Workers Convention, 2011 (No. 189).

  3. © Pan Kanjun / ImagineChina 2024

    No sustainable development without environmental sustainability and decent work

    19 June 2013

    The contribution of the world of work to the greening of the economy is critical – and presents a real opportunity – to realize the ILO’s social goals, concludes the ILC Committee on Sustainable Development, Decent Work and Green Jobs.

  4. Nigeria ratifies the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006)

    19 June 2013

    On 18 June 2013, the Government of Nigeria deposited with the International Labour Office the instrument of ratification of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006). Nigeria is the 37th ILO Member State and the fifth State from the African region – after Benin, Liberia, Morocco and Togo – to have ratified the landmark Maritime Labour Convention, 2006.

  5. African Union calls for more investment to promote jobs in Africa

    17 June 2013

    Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, the first woman to head the African Union Commission, urged African Member States and international partners to invest more in order to promote job creation in the region.

  6. Launch of the First Africa Domestic Workers Network

    16 June 2013

    The First Africa Domestic Workers Network (AfDWN) was launched in Cape Town, South Africa on June 16 2013, the second anniversary of the adoption of the ILO Convention 189 and World Domestic Workers’ Day.

  7. President Banda: Malawi champions “zero tolerance” of child labour

    12 June 2013

    In her first visit to the International Labour Conference, Malawian President, Joyce Banda, says that despite global efforts, child labour remains a “huge problem”.

  8. World Day against Child Labour 2013

    11 June 2013

    The ILO released a new report: “Ending child labour in domestic work: Protecting young workers in domestic work from abuse and exploitation” which targets multiple cases around the world including in Africa.

  9. ILO launches new initiative to reach 5 million workers with voluntary HIV testing by 2015

    06 June 2013

    ILO Director-General and UNAIDS Executive Director launch new programme on voluntary and confidential HIV counselling and testing to reach 5 million workers world-wide.