News and Press releases

October 2012

  1. Youth labour market still critical in G20 countries

    03 October 2012

    Data presented at a G20 meeting in Geneva shows that youth unemployment rates remain alarming, ranging from about 8 per cent to over 50 per cent in 17 of the 20 member countries. The G20 Task Force on Employment agreed to promote quality apprenticeships.

  2. Social dialogue needed to prevent further violence in SA mines, says ILO

    01 October 2012

    The ILO calls for social dialogue and a review of labour market institutions to avoid further violence in the South African mining industry

September 2012

  1. UN envoy welcomes election of Speaker of Parliament in Somalia

    28 September 2012

  2. Government Republic of Zambia(GRZ) and United Nations (UN) Joint Programme launched Gender Based Violence launched

    25 September 2012

    The Government of Republic of Zambia (GRZ) and the United Nations (UN) Launched a four-year GRZ-UN Joint Programme, with a budget of USD 15.5 million, to reduce Gender Based Violence (GBV) in Zambia.

  3. Somalia chooses new leader in presidential elections10 September 2012, Mogadishu

    10 September 2012

    Hassan Sheikh Mohamud defeats the incumbent president by 190 to 79 in a runoff following first round of voting by MPs.


    08 September 2012

    Japan pledges renewed support to reintegrate youth back into communities

  5. Somali MPs to elect new president in historic vote

    08 September 2012

  6. Microfinance for Decent work - four African countries participanting in the programme

    07 September 2012

    The Microfinance for Decent Work: Action Research programme aims to explore the linkages between microfinance and Decent Work with 16 microfinance institutions in 14 countries. Among these countries are Uganda, Burkina Faso, Mali and Nigeria.

  7. Youth unemployment getting even worse

    04 September 2012

    An ILO paper shows that the impact of the euro crisis is spreading as far afield as East Asia and Latin America, worsening the situation for many young jobseekers.

August 2012

  1. Japan pledges renewed support to reintegrate criminal and at-risk Somali youth back into communities

    30 August 2012

    Empowering Somali youth by providing opportunities for work and education was identified as a Government of Japan priority when it announced the renewal of its support to a UN-led programme steering 'at-risk' youth away from violent or criminal activities today