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  1. International Labour Organization (ILO) and Malawi Congress of Trade Unions partner for trade union action to accelerate the elimination of child labour

    02 December 2021

    “As MCTU, we look forward to leveraging this partnership to further enhance our ongoing efforts to build the capacity of our affiliated trade unions, especially those representing workers in the formal and informal sectors, as well as smallholder trusts, associations, and cooperatives, in the targeted tea and coffee-growing communities to identify and address child labour and its root causes,” MCTU Secretary General Mr. Madalitso Njolomole.

  2. Formulation of a Plan of Action for the Djibouti Declaration on Labour, Employment and Labour Migration

    29 November 2021

  3. Photo-The ILO brings together experts in Europe to discuss the development of its campaign on child labour in global supply chains.

    28 November 2021

    The workshop brought together experts from a variety of fields, including public relations and communications specialists, behavioural scientists, and activists who provided input from their own experience in campaigning on child labour that helped inform and shape the strategy.

  4. ECOWAS validates its regional action plan on child labour and forced labour, achieving, in partnership with the ILO and WANEP, its IYECL 2021 action pledge.

    28 November 2021

    Following a thorough review exercise, the Economic Community of West Africa States Commission has validated the second cycle of the Regional Action Plan for the Elimination of Child Labour and Forced Labour in West Africa (2021-2030).

  5. ILO Partners the Government of Nigeria towards Reforming Recruitment Processes and Standardizing Operational Conduct of Private Employment Agencies (PEAs)

    26 November 2021

    Arising from observed institutional and operational challenges that pervades the recruitment industry in Nigeria, the Federal Government with support from the International Labour Organization (ILO) has successfully completed a revision of the Code of Conduct for Private Employment Agencies (PEAs), introducing revised guidelines to facilitate ethical conduct of licensed recruiters of outsourced personnel.

  6. Achieving Equality at the workplace: Can Gender Champions help?

    25 November 2021

    In the face of studies confirming violence and harassment in Zimbabwe’s workplaces, the ILO has embarked on an initiative that is identifying gender champions in private sector work-spaces to be the agents of change.

  7. Ambitious social protection strategy aims to achieve 40% coverage in Africa by 2025

    24 November 2021

    ABIDJAN, 23 November 2021 – The International Labour Organization Regional Office for Africa has launched an ambitious strategy to accelerate social protection coverage in Africa to 40% by 2025.

  8. A holistic approach rooted on shared experience and lesson learned

    23 November 2021

  9. Ambitious social protection strategy aims to achieve 40% coverage in Africa by 2025

    23 November 2021

  10. Africa-Arab States Tripartite Interregional Meeting on Labour Migration: Opportunities for exchange and future dialogue

    23 November 2021

    From 15-16 November 2021, the African Union Commission (AUC) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) hosted the virtual Africa-Arab States Tripartite Interregional Meeting on Labour Migration.

  11. Africa-Arab States Tripartite Interregional Meeting on Labour Migration: Opportunities for exchange and future dialogue

    22 November 2021

    From 15-16 November 2021, the African Union Commission (AUC) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) hosted the virtual Africa-Arab States Tripartite Interregional Meeting on Labour Migration.

  12. AU, ILO and partners launch 3rd edition of the Labour Migration Statistic Report in Africa

    22 November 2021

    On African Statistics Day, 18 November 2021, the African Union Commission in collaboration with Member States, Regional Economic Communities, the ILO, IOM and Statistics Sweden has launched the 3rd edition of the Labour Migration Statistics Report in Africa, under the Joint Programme on Labour Migration Governance for Development and Integration in Africa (JLMP). The key highlights of the report include bridging some of the data gaps from the previous edition by availing data from additional data sources, improved chapter on social protection, remittance, and other additional characteristics of migrant workers.

  13. Africa-Arab States Tripartite Interregional Meeting on Labour Migration: Opportunities for exchange and future dialogue

    18 November 2021

    From 15-16 November 2021, the African Union Commission (AUC) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) hosted the virtual Africa-Arab States Tripartite Interregional Meeting on Labour Migration.

  14. Supporting the digitalization of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in Ghana

    17 November 2021

    The ILO’s SKILL-UP Ghana project is committed to the expansion of the digitalization of teaching and learning in Ghana’s Technical Vocation and Education (TVET) system.

  15. Symposium on Trade Unions in Times of COVID-19

    This international symposium aims to provide an opportunity for trade union leaders, experts, academics and ILO officials to exchange on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the world of work. Participants will discuss about strategies on how can trade unions shape the policy responses to the COVID-19 and contribute to the implementation of the ILO Global Call to Action for a human-centred recovery from the COVID-19 crisis that is inclusive, sustainable and resilient.

  16. Launch Of The Regional Strategy For Accelerating Social Protection Coverage In Africa

    The International Labour Organization convenes a two-day high-level event on Extending Social Protection Coverage in Africa from 17% to 40% by 2025. This online event will take place on 16 and 17 November 2021 and will feature a number of inspirational speeches and panel discussions. The speakers’ list includes, amongst the others: His Excellency Felix Tshisekedi, President of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ms Amina J. Mohammed, Deputy Secretary- General of the United Nations, Dr. Vera Songwe, Executive Secretary of United Nations Economic Commission for Africa and Mr Guy Ryder, Director-General of the International Labour Organization.

  17. Continuous Learning: Equipped and future proof

    15 November 2021

    To remain relevant in the labour market, skills acquisition is vital. However, there is need to develop skills that respond to the demands of the labour market.

  18. Working Together: Ongoing Dialogue. Better Governance

    15 November 2021

    In normal times, and in times of crisis, social dialogue is an important tool to find lasting solutions.

  19. Media Advisory: Extending Social Protection Coverage in Africa

    15 November 2021

    Regional Office for Africa is convening a two-day high-level event on Extending Social Protection Coverage in Africa from 17% to 40% by 2025.

  20. Symposium on Trade Unions in Times of COVID-19: What are the objectives and expectations?

    15 November 2021

    From 17 to 19 November 2021, trade union leaders, experts, academics and ILO officials will attend a global symposium to exchange on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the world of work. Maria Helena ANDRE, Director of the ILO’s Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ACTRAV) explains the objectives and expectations from this global event …