News and Press releases

October 2023

  1. Enterprise formalisation takes centre stage as a bottle-neck to productivity growth in Ghana

    15 October 2023

    ILO to adapt Formalise Your Business tool for pilot in Ghana’s Textile sector

  2. ILO and AUC unite for the protection of migrant workers' rights

    14 October 2023

    An African conference for common action and position in favour of migrants' rights is held in Abidjan.

  3. Somalia's Migrant Resource Centre in Action

    14 October 2023

    A Migrant Resource Centre (MRC) is established in Mogadishu, Somalia.

  4. Press release - Training on Extending Social Protection to Migrant Workers

    12 October 2023

    The training aims to enhance the capacity of stakeholders in the East and Horn of Africa (EHoA) region to extend social protection to migrant workers.

  5. Safe Market for Decent Work and Social Justice Targets Women Informal Traders

    10 October 2023

    The Sustainable Enterprise Development for Women and Youth (SEDWAY) project, being implemented by ILO with support from the African Development Bank (AfDB), the Government of Zimbabwe (GoZ), and the Masvingo City Council is promoting gender equality through access to safe markets for women informal traders in the city’s high-density suburb of Chesvingo. This is intended to promote safe working environment for women in the informal economy especially, because, as the main participants in this sector, they have perennially been exposed to decent work deficits in the form of exposure to extreme weather conditions, clashes with local authority police, harassment by the public, lack of child-care facilities, and limited access to health-care due to their low income-levels.

  6. ILO's new Regional Director for Africa takes office

    04 October 2023

    Former Rwandan government minister, Fanfan Rwanyindo Kayirangwa, will serve as Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Africa, at the International Labour Organization’s Regional Office in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.

September 2023

  1. Workplace training manual on violence and sexual harassment is launched in Zimbabwe

    28 September 2023

    A training manual was developed under the Spotlight Initiative which gives guidance on workplace policy, programme development and implementation to end workplace violence and harassment. It seeks to address its drivers, strengthen preventative responses, and support reporting mechanisms as well as outline the role of gender champions.

  2. Setting the stage for a national diagnostic of informality in Namibia

    26 September 2023

    The Government of Namibia in collaboration with key stakeholders recently held a consultative meeting to enhance understanding and the extent of the informal economy in the country. The ILO Recommendation 204 will inform the policy and strategy development. A taskforce has been established to carry out a diagnostic of the sector.

  3. Wage in Ethiopia: Starting the Conversations

    25 September 2023

  4. How Decent Working Conditions can Boost Productivity

    25 September 2023