Decentralization of Natural Resource Management, Memorandum of Understanding signing ceremony in Gardo, Puntland state of Somalia
04 May 2015
The natural resource management (NRM) decentralization pilot project memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between the Ministry of Environment, Wildlife and Tourism and Gardo district witnessed by the Ministry of Interior of Puntland to decentralize NRM service delivery in Puntland.
22 April 2015
African Ministers of Social Development, Labour and Employment are discussing social protection for inclusive development from 23-24 April 2015 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Key policy recommendations and strategies are to be adopted by Member States. ILO News talks with Luis Frota, Social Security Specialist in the African region, to assess the reality on the ground and share good practises.
17 April 2015
The ILO observes that Day to raise awareness on occupational safety and health among trade unions, employers’ organizations and government representatives.
16 March 2015
ILO News talks to a young Ivorian woman who in a few years went from selling goods at local markets to being a successful entrepreneur whose dreams reach beyond the Ivory Coast.
15 March 2015
Twenty years after Beijing +20, gender inequality remains one of the biggest challenges in Africa. But the African Union declared 2015 “Year of Women Empowerment and Development towards Africa’s Agenda 2063”. ILO News talks with Mwila Chigaga, Senior Gender Specialist for Africa, to measure current progress, challenges and opportunities for African women towards empowerment.
26 February 2015
As we approach International Women’s Day, ILO News talks to Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu, a young Ethiopian entrepreneur who created one of the world’s fastest growing footwear brands by betting on Decent Work
27 January 2015
More than 5.24 million domestic workers live in Africa. Around 70 per cent of domestic workers across Africa are women. Very few of the estimated 53 million domestic workers worldwide are covered by labour laws.
21 January 2015
ILO/JPLG provides a set of technical engineering equipment to seven of the JPLG target District Public Works Departments in Somaliland - Berbera, Borama, Burao, Gabiley, Hargeisa, Odhweine and Sheikh
29 December 2014
Light Engineering plays an important role in industrialisation where innovation has resulted in the creation of new products and transforming concepts and materials into products.
22 December 2014
Education and research institutions have not offered technical and management skills which enable youth to work out of unemployment. Putting education to work remains yet deeply worrying in Puntland.
Through the European Union’s funding the ILO supports the People of Galkayo in construction of two more roads.
19 December 2014
Improvements to transportation networks, especially those in growing areas like Galkayo, tend to impact on local land markets. In principle, an improvement to a link in the network will confer economic benefit to adjacent and nearby markets and properties and also create short term jobs during the construction phase.
22 November 2014
In Africa, forced labour and human trafficking thrive in environments of poverty and unemployment, because the wish to escape desperate economic and social situations feeds the supply side of these exploitative and abusive practices.
13 November 2014
With help from the ILO, an employment agency in Dar Es Salaam goes digital and makes the job search easier.
24 October 2014
An ILO initiative in the South African Free State province encourages young entrepreneurs to come up with innovative ideas as a way of helping them set up successful businesses.
22 October 2014
Most women make a choice between their own survival and family responsibilities. This is where the ILO Convention on maternity protection comes in.
17 October 2014
Together with UNCTAD, the ILO has organized a dialogue on how best to ensure that Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) benefits everyone through the creation of quality jobs.
05 October 2014
Poverty anywhere constitutes a danger to prosperity everywhere”. The International Labour Organization was created on the premise that lasting peace can only be established if it is based on social justice.
29 September 2014
In July 2014, Zambian employers and the ILO held an unprecedented roundtable on “Unlocking the potential: A Zambia business roundtable on disability and employment”.
10 September 2014
Qardo municipality, with the support of the UN Joint Programme on Local Governance and Decentralized Service Delivery (JPLG)has made huge strides in rehabilitating Qardo stadium with the aim of reducing the risk of youth being engaged in these criminal activities.
02 September 2014
On the occasion of the International Symposium “Cooperatives and the Sustainable Development Goals: Focus on Africa” in Berlin, ILO Cooperative Unit (COOP) Chief Simel Esim explains why cooperatives are vital to reaching the goals of the United Nations’ post-2015 development agenda.