News and Press releases

April 2024

  1. A bitter harvest: Child labour prevalence on tobacco farms

    17 April 2024

    According to 2020 ILO/UNICEF Global Estimates, half of the over 160 million children in child labour are in sub-Saharan Africa, with 70 per cent of them in agriculture. In Zimbabwe, a week before a 2019 Ministry of Public Service, Labour, and Social Welfare child labour survey in the tobacco sector, noted that 26.3% of the children aged 5 – 15 years were involved in tobacco activities. To understand better the phenomenon, stakeholders held a week-long variety of activities recently to understand the problem in the country, share knowledge and maximise on expertise to avoid duplication of effort. It culminated into a one-day meeting to discuss the way forward.

  2. Namibia launches a National Coordination Mechanism for decent work in the fisheries sector.

    11 April 2024

    A coordination body to oversee compliance and the general welfare of the fisheries sector in Namibia was launched recently in Namibia. It will operate as the ‘National Coordination Mechanism (NCM)’.

  3. Daycare facilities inaugurated to accommodate the needs of working mothers

    07 April 2024

    The daycare centers will create a conducive working environment with, safe, stimulating, and child-friendly facilities that accommodate the needs of working mothers with infant children and toddlers in the textile and garment factories.

  4. Refining the Determination of Minimum Wage Standards in Kenya

    03 April 2024

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) project All Hands in Kenya (AHK) collaborated with the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection in Kenya, to develop a government economic position paper meant to guide the minimum wage during the upcoming Labour Day celebrations.

  5. ILO, International Trade Centre and Government of Lesotho team up to strengthen SME competitiveness, productivity and decent work

    03 April 2024

    Driving investment and export growth in Lesotho’s textiles and clothing sector, this latest project incorporates SCORE Training as a key component.

  6. Uganda Labour Migration Information System (LMIS) Capacity Building Workshop Drives Effective Implementation

    01 April 2024

    The workshop aimed to enhance the capacity of government officials and collaborating institutions in effectively implementing the Labour Migration Information System (LMIS).

March 2024

  1. Centenary Declaration: A historic pact to advance social justice in Ethiopia

    29 March 2024

    The Centenary Declaration has forwarded several crucial recommendations that can be translated into game changing programs, projects, and initiatives.

  2. Turning adversity into opportunity: A migrant returnee’s entrepreneurial success

    29 March 2024

    Seleshi’s aspirations reflect his resilience and determination to transform his circumstances and build a better future for himself and his family through entrepreneurship.

  3. Cultivating new leaders in Ethiopia’s largest industrial park

    29 March 2024

    ILO’s Women Leadership Development Program is helping a handful of factory workers in the Ethiopia’s garment sector thrive professionally and economically.

  4. The ILO and NBS Collaborate to Train Stakeholders on Child Labour and Social Protection Statistics

    28 March 2024

    To be able to gather and use data for informed decisions in the implementation of the Global Accelerator Lab (GALAB) project, The ILO Country Office Abuja, with the collaboration of the National Bureau of Statistics, organized 3-day training on child labour and social protection statistics for stakeholders.