News and Press releases

May 2011

  1. Tripartite Negotiating Forum Technical Committee Workshop

    06 May 2011

    The Workshop was held at Carribea Bay, Kariba, Zimabbwe in line with the objectives of the ILO/UNDP Project on Strengthening of Social Dialogue and Tripartite Cooperation in Zimbabwe which is focused on the revival of the Tripartite Negotiating Forum (TNF). The meeting was held as a follow-up to the official launch of the Kadoma Declaration “Towards a shared national social and economic vision” by the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe on 26 February 2010.

  2. First ILO participation to the World Economic Forum on Africa

    03 May 2011

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) attended for the first time the 2011 World Economic Forum in Africa which convened more than 900 leader from government, private sector and civil society from 4 - 6 May in Cape Town, south Africa.

April 2011

  1. Implementing the “Virtuous Triangle” : Addis Ababa Conference adopts a Roadmap on Employment for Peace, Stability and Development in the Horn of Africa

    12 April 2011

    More than 150 High Level Representatives of Governments, Workers’ and Employers’ Organizations, and the civil society – gathered from 11-12 April 2011 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - adopted a comprehensive roadmap for the implementation of a Regional Strategy (hyperlink) for Employment for Peace in the Horn of Africa.

  2. Employment for Peace, Stability and Development for the Horn of Africa

    11 April 2011

    The Employment for Peace, Stability and Development in the Horn of Africa - Conference of Stakeholders’ and Development Partners’ - was held from 11-12 April 2011 at the United Nations Conference Centre in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

March 2011

  1. ILO Director-General Juan Somavia accepts invitation to make official visit to Egypt

    10 March 2011

    International Labour Organization (ILO) Director-General Juan Somavia will travel to Egypt on Friday 11 March 2011 at the invitation of the country’s government to examine the labour and social situation there and the manner in which the ILO can best provide support and assistance during the transitional period and beyond.

  2. ILO to mark 100th International Women’s Day: Focus on “Making the recovery work for women!”

    04 March 2011

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) will mark the centenary of International Women’s Day on Monday 7 March with a panel discussion which will highlight the role of gender equality in securing a sustainable and equitable recovery.

January 2011

  1. ILO expresses concern over violence against trade unions in Tunisia

    27 January 2011

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) is very concerned about the violent attacks that have recently taken place against the offices of Tunisian trade unions.

  2. ILO report warns weak jobs recovery to continue through 2011 - youth employment a world priority

    24 January 2011

    With global unemployment, as officially measured, at record highs for the third straight year since the start of the economic crisis, the International Labour Office (ILO) warned in its annual employment trends survey that weak recovery in jobs is likely to continue in 2011, especially in developed economies.

December 2010

  1. Global Report on Wage Trends during the crisis - Data for Africa to be presented

    15 December 2010

    Global Wage Report - Data for the Africa region will be presented on 17 December in Dakar, Senegal.

November 2010

  1. ILO to launch new Global Report on Wage Trends during the crisis

    30 November 2010

    The International Labour Office (ILO) will launch the second edition of its Global Wage Report which provides a global analysis of wage trends during the crisis using the latest world, regional and country-level estimates.