1. We work to end child labour in DR Congo’s cobalt mines

    09 November 2021

    ILO Chief Technical Advisor, Josée Blandine Ongotto, speaks from the field about the COTECCO Project, which is combating child labour in cobalt mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo, with funding from the US Department of Labor.

  2. Impact of COVID-19 in the Garment and Textile Industry

    18 October 2021

  3. PROSPECTS Egypt: Graduation ceremony of the apprenticeship programme with VTEC

    12 October 2021

    ILO PROSPECTS in Egypt and the Vocational Training and Employment Centre (VTEC) celebrate the graduation of 42 trainees from the apprenticeship programme implemented in Alexandria.

  4. Launch of ILO Productivity Ecosystems for Decent Work Programme in South Africa

    02 September 2021

    The Governments of South Africa and Switzerland, in a joint event with the International Labour Organization (ILO), officially launched the new ILO Productivity Ecosystems for Decent Work programme on 5 July 2022. The new programme identifies root causes of low productivity and decent work deficits and develops capacity and ownership of local and national actors to address them. During the event, the South African Labour Minister - Mr Thembelani Thulas Nxesi and the Swiss Federal Councillor - Guy Parmelin also signed a Memorandum of Understanding that establishes a high-level tripartite dialogue on labour and employment issues between the two countries. Besides South Africa, the programme will be also implemented in Viet Nam and Ghana, with funding from the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) and the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD). More information on ➡️

  5. ILO training provides refugee with tools to start his own company

    12 August 2021

    Dawit Gebre Yohannes, an Eritrean refuge in Ethiopia, took part in the ILO's flagship Start and Improve Your Business (SIYB) training (delivered in partnership with the regional NGO, ZOA), the world’s largest entrepreneurship development programme. He now has a ready-to-implement business plan and dreams of running his own software company.

  6. With the right business training, Ethiopian youth can turn their dreams into reality

    12 August 2021

    Tsehaynesh Birhanu, who lives in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, wanted to prove she could be a success. She joined the ILO Start and Improve Your Business (SIYB) training (delivered in partnership with the regional NGO, ZOA), the world’s largest entrepreneurship development programme. She now feels anything is possible and encourages others to embrace their dreams and start their own businesses.

  7. New schools and new teachers in southern Madagascar

    10 August 2021

    In the latest in the ILO in Action series of video stories, ILO national project coordinator, Holiarivony Ramiarintsoa, explains how a joint ILO, UNICEF and WFP programme in southern Madagascar aims to increase school enrolment, improve the quality of education and strengthen institutions by building schools and training teachers.

  8. SIRAYE - COVID 19 Impact video

    26 July 2021

    In this video, we talk to workers from the garment and textile industry to understand the impact of COVID-19 in their work and personal life.

  9. SIRAYE Impact video

    26 July 2021

    This video looks at the initial impact of the SIRAYE programme on advancing decent work and inclusive industrialization.

  10. Post Covid-19: Towards Trade Union Revitalization

    23 July 2021

    The COVID-19 crisis has exposed and aggravated existing challenges and has put increasing pressure on trade unions. Trade union membership is declining, both in developed and in developing countries. The future of trade unions will depend on their responses to the pandemic.