Events and meetings

Events and meetings

  1. Africa/France Conference: Corporate Social Responsibility, a pathway to growth & employment creation

    11 - 12 July 2011

    The Conference showcased best practices and partnerships to develop Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) awareness among African governments and within companies operating in the African region. High-level business leaders from around Africa, Presidents and CEOs of African Business Organizations, members and partners of MEDEF, representatives of multinational enterprises operating in Africa, UN agencies, World Bank, African Union, African Development Bank, as well as French and African Government officials adopted a Declaration of Commitment to engage practically in CSR initiatives, to fight corruption and promote good governance. Participants agreed on a Roadmap for developing sustainable enterprises in Africa to foster job creation, through a practical CSR training programme for business organizations and companies in Africa.

  2. ILO Donors meeting on “Creating decent work opportunities in the Middle East and North Africa”

    8 July 2011

    The meeting is to bring together representatives from the MENA countries, the international community, donors who are interested in lending support to those countries, and ILO constituents in general.

  3. Managing Social Security and Pensions in South Africa

    4 - 8 July 2011

    The Graduate School of Public and Development Management at the University of the Witwatersrand, in partnership with the International Labour Office (ILO), hosted an interactive debate on South African Social Security. The workshop was also intended to encourage ILO Constituents to undertake a self- assessment regarding gender equality.

  4. National Multi-stakeholder workshop on Employment policy in Namibia

    28 - 29 June 2011

    The objective of the National Multi-stakeholder workshop on Employment policy was to bring all major stakeholders around the table and formulate strategies and solutions on how to best respond to the challenge of employment and unemployment in Namibia in order to formulate a new Namibian Employment Policy.

  5. UNITED NATIONS & TANZANIA sign first ever UN Development Assistance Plan (UNDAP)

    24 June 2011

    The Government of the United Republic of Tanzania and the United Nations signed into act the first ever United Nations Development Assistance Plan (UNDAP) in the history of the global UN system. The UNDAP is the country programme of cooperation for all UN agencies operating in Tanzania for 2011-2015. It will touch specifically upon: Economic Growth; Environment and Climate Change; Education; Health and Nutrition; HIV and AIDS; Water, Sanitation and Hygiene; Social Protection; Governance; Refugees; and Emergencies and Disaster Response.

  6. 17th Ordinary Session of the African Union Summit on Youth Empowerment

    23 June - 1 July 2011

    African Union (AU) Heads of State and Government meeting at their 17th Ordinary Session in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, from 23 June to 1st July 2011, under the Theme: “’Accelerating Youth Empowerment for Sustainable Development’’, adopted various Decisions including a Declaration on creating employment for accelerating youth development and empowerment. The Declaration requests the AUC to work with AfDB, the RECs and international partners including the ILO, on a comprehensive youth employment pact with strong national ownership and clear monitoring and evaluation system.

  7. Business Africa Strategic Parthers Forum

    30 May 2011

    The IOE, in collaboration with PEC, ILO and the World Bank Institute, is organizing a one-day Business Africa Strategic Partners Forum to be held at the ILO Headquarters. The theme of the event is "Advancing Private Sector Development and Governance in Africa". Keynote speakers include Professor Wiseman Nkuhlu, President of the IOE and former CEO of NEPAD, Mr. Charles Dan, ILO Assistant Director-General and Regional Office for Africa, Mr. Maxwell Mkwezalamba, Commissioner for Economic Affairs, African Union, Mr. Sam Cho., UN Economic Commission for Africa, Mr. Djordjija Petkoski, World Bank Institute and Mr. Azad Jeetun, Director of Mauritius Employers’ Federation. During this occasion the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa will launch its 2011 Economic Report on Africa.


    30 May 2011

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) launched a new 10 million CAD$ joint project entitled “Decent Jobs for Egypt’s Young People: Tackling the Challenges Together” and designed to increase employment opportunities for young men and women, especially vulnerable groups, through capacity building and skills development.

  9. Namibia Tripartite Agreement on HIV/AIDS and the World of Work

    26 May 2011

    The signing of a tripartite MoU between the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare, the National Union of Namibian Workers and the Namibia Employers Federation is an attempt at accelerating, expanding, scaling up and replicating effective and comprehensive HIV and AIDS/Wellness Workplace Programs in the public and private sector.

  10. CoopAfrica Fund selects 6 new projects in Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda

    23 May 2011

    CoopAfrica selected six new projects in the fifth Call for proposals for 2011. In this round,CoopAfrica’s Challenge Fund supported initiatives implemented by cooperative support organizations for the benefit of women and/or youth. The Call was open to proposals from Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania Mainland and Uganda for grant options up to 20,000 USD.