Publications

February 2008

  1. Somalia - Country baselines under the ILO Declaration Annual Review (2000-2008): Freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining (FACB)

    15 February 2008

  2. Somalia - Country baselines under the ILO Declaration Annual Review (2000-2008): Elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation (DISC)

    15 February 2008

  3. Liberia - Country baselines under the ILO Declaration Annual Review (2000-2008): Elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation (DISC)

    15 February 2008

  4. Somalia - Country baselines under the ILO Declaration Annual Review (2000-2008): Effective abolition of child labour (CL)

    15 February 2008

  5. Liberia - Country baselines under the ILO Declaration Annual Review (2000-2008): Effective abolition of child labour (CL)

    15 February 2008

  6. The ILO at a glance

    12 February 2008

January 2008

  1. Policy Reforms and Employment Relations in Zambia

    15 January 2008

    Employment relations in Zambia are profoundly influenced by successive economic and political developments in the country. Post-independent policies which sought to co-opt, incorporate or form a partnership with labour were largely unsuccessful. Rather such overtures had the positive effect of strengthening the trade union movement, to become formidable voice in advancing favourable economic and political reforms. However, in the era of economic liberalization and market-oriented economic regimes, public policy has by design or default undermined the role of trade unions and the employers’ association. Naturally, the employment relationship has been seriously affected.

  2. Working Conditions and Labour Relations in the Private Security Industry in Zimbabwe: A Research Paper

    14 January 2008

    This study was undertaken at a time when the private security industry was facing numerous challenges relating to income insecurity, inadequate social security, poor working conditions, ambiguous employment relationships and multiple unions that were weakening the power of collective labour. The aim of this paper is to bring some of these challenges to the fore, in detail, as well as to propose solutions that could ensure the achievement of decent work in this sector.

  3. In search of Decent Work –Migrant workers' rights

    01 January 2008

December 2007

  1. Rooting out child labour from cocoa farms - Paper No. 4 - Child labour monitoring - A partnership of communities and government

    01 December 2007

    Paper No. 4 of four papers synthesizing the knowledge and experiences acquired from the ILO-IPEC project "West African Cocoa and Commercial Agriculture Project to Combat Hazardous and Exploitive Child Labour" (WACAP), which was implemented in Cameroon,Côte d¿Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea and Nigeria from 2002 to 2006. This paper summarizes the experiences, outcomes and lessons learned from setting up community-based child labour monitoring in Côte d¿Ivoire and Ghana.

  2. Rooting out child labour from cocoa farms - Paper No. 3 - Sharing experiences

    01 December 2007

    Paper No. 3 of four papers synthesizing the knowledge and experiences acquired from the ILO-IPEC project "West African Cocoa and Commercial Agriculture Project to Combat Hazardous and Exploitive Child Labour" (WACAP), which was implemented in Cameroon,Côte d¿Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea and Nigeria from 2002 to 2006. This paper summarizes the experiences, outcomes and lessons learned from implementing WACAP in the five countries. While it highlights many emerging successful strategies,

  3. Rooting out child labour from cocoa farms - Paper No. 2 - Safety and health hazards

    01 December 2007

    Paper No.2 of four papers synthesizing the knowledge and experiences acquired from the ILO-IPEC project "West African Cocoa and Commercial Agriculture Project to Combat Hazardous and Exploitive Child Labour" (WACAP), which was implemented in Cameroon,Côte d¿Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea and Nigeria from 2002 to 2006. This paper summarizes the finding of country studies on the safety and health situations ofchildren working in cocoa farming in the countries covered by the project.

  4. Rooting out child labour from cocoa farms - Paper No. 1 - A synthesis report of five rapid assessments

    01 December 2007

    Paper No. 1 of four papers synthesizing the knowledge and experiences acquired from the ILO-IPEC project "West African Cocoa and Commercial Agriculture Project to Combat Hazardous and Exploitive Child Labour" (WACAP), which was implemented in Cameroon, Côte d¿Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea and Nigeria from 2002 to 2006. This report describes the findings of five country-level rapid assessments on the situation of child labourers in agriculture in cocoa growing and other crops.

October 2007

  1. Zimbabwe National Strategic Framework for the Private Sector Response to HIV and AIDS (2007 - 2010)

    24 October 2007

    This strategic framework which was developed by the key stakeholders in the private sector, provides a platform through which organisations can establish and support partnerships which promote a more concerted and intensified response to HIV and AIDS.

  2. Public Policy and Trade Disputes in the Public Service - Need for policy Coherence

    09 October 2007

    The policy framework for the employment relationship and hence for dispute resolution is, in all the countries, derived from specific labour codes that outline organizational rights and obligations of employers and workers, generally in both the private and public sectors.7 In this context the thrust of public policy has been towards a common approach to the management of trade disputes, particularly in the private sector. The policy approach in the public service is fundamentally different in several countries, because in addition to the general labour code in each country, the nature and scope of the employment relationship are elaborated in legislation specifically made for the public service.

July 2007

  1. United Nations Development Assistance Framework for the Republic of Zambia 2 0 0 7 - 2 0 1 0

    14 July 2007

    The purpose of the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) is to provide a comprehensive framework and approach through which the United Nations will collaborate with the Government of Zambia and channel its combined resources to Zambia during 2007-2010.

  2. Prevention and Reintegration of Children Involved in Armed Conflict: An Inter-Regional Programme (Mid Term Evaluation Summary)

    01 July 2007

    Project INT/03/52/USA

June 2007

  1. The socio-economic integration of Mozambican youth into the urban labour market : the case of Maputo

    01 June 2007

May 2007

  1. Local Economic Development in Mozambique : Economic and social needs are one

    01 May 2007

    LED Story No. 4

April 2007

  1. Success Africa II

    01 April 2007

    Sucess Africa II brings together 38 cases of successful activities to promote employment generation and other aspects of decent work as a means of improving people's lives.