News and Press releases

June 2013

  1. ECOWAS/ILO Symposium on the West Africa Regional Action Plan to Eliminate Child Labour, Especially the Worst Forms

    04 June 2013

    The West African Regional Action Plan to Eliminate Child Labour Especially the Worst Forms was the subject of a three day symposium, organised jointly by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the International Labour Organisation, held in Accra, Ghana from 27-29 May 2013.

  2. World of Work Report 2013 on Africa

    03 June 2013

    A snapshot of the situation in Africa with latest trends and data on employment but also a focus on key policy recommendations to reduce social tensions, address labour market deficits and provide a stable macroeconomic framework.

  3. ILO History Project – Africa Roundtable

    03 June 2013

    The first preparatory Roundtable for the Africa Region, which is part of the ILO history project, was held at NEDLAC (National Economic Development and Labour Council) in Johannesburg, South Africa from 29 to 30 May 2013.

May 2013

  1. ILO Director-General Guy Ryder at the 50th Anniversary of the African Union

    23 May 2013

    The Director-General of the International Labour Organisation (ILO), Mr. Guy Ryder attended the official ceremony of the 50th Anniversary of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) - African Union (AU) on 25 May 2013 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

  2. Making decent work a reality for domestic workers in Africa

    15 May 2013

    The ILO is organising a Knowledge Sharing Forum in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania from 28-30 May 2013 to share good practices, practical initiatives and new policies to promote decent work for domestic workers in Africa.

  3. Zambia Green Jobs: Ecohome 2013 Design Awards

    14 May 2013

    The Zambia Green Jobs Program announces the winners of two design competitions launched in 2013 to promote innovative house designs that are water and energy-efficient, with quality and affordable living spaces, suitable for low and middle income Zambian families.

  4. 5th African University on Youth and Development

    10 May 2013

    Young African and African Diaspora leaders, gathered at the Conference on Post-2015 Agenda on Population/Youth Employment, adopted the Declaration of Mindelo entitled “Decent Work for Youth Development” to promote youth employment, good governance, education and environmental sustainability.

  5. Global Employment Trends for Youth 2013

    08 May 2013

    A new ILO report says the long-term impact of the youth employment crisis could be felt for decades, creating a generation at risk of suffering decent work deficits throughout their lives.

April 2013

  1. Protecting children from having to work

    30 April 2013

    The ILO found a strong link between health shocks and child labour. In Togo and Zambia, there were significant rises in child labour when a household member fell ill or died. In Zambia, the rate increased by nine per cent. Income security for the elderly can also have a positive impact on children in their care. Between 50-60 per cent of orphans in Botswana, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania and Zimbabwe live with their grandparents.

  2. The Prevention of Occupational Diseases - Zimbabwe

    28 April 2013

    In 2012 the Division of Occupational Health and Safety at the National Social Security Authority (NSSA) diagnosed 13 cases of pneumoconiosis. By the end of April 2013, the Division had diagnosed and recorded another thirteen (13) cases of the disease