1. Advancing productivity, quality improvement and decent work in Ethiopia’s garment industry - results so far.

    01 June 2022

    The ILO Programme on Advancing Decent Work and Inclusive Industrialization in Ethiopia (SIRAYE) identified that a majority of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the Ethiopian garment industry experienced low productivity and poor working conditions. To address this and to establish a robust, sustainable and inclusive compliance system, the ILO SCORE Programme piloted productivity, quality and lean production techniques in selected garment factories, with attention to continuous and measurable improvements.

  2. Kennedy Phiri an example of Ability

    24 May 2022

    The ILO the United Nations Joint Programme for Social Protection (ILO, UNICEF) is providing technical support to the Zambia Agency for Persons with Disabilities aimed at behaviour change awareness to reduce stigma towards Persons with Disabilities as well as advocate on how they can claim their rights in order to fully realize their potential in society.

  3. Impacting the next generation of farmers

    24 May 2022

    Monica Mulongoti, who lives with a disability, has excelled in her farming endeavours. She is impacting the next generation of farmers with knowledge that will help them thrive off the land. She is doing this through her children and youths in the community.

  4. Moving Families out of poverty through the One Stop Shop

    24 May 2022

    Through the Single Window Service (SWS) delivery system Mary was introduced to various social protection programmes that enabled her to provide nutritious food to her family.

  5. "(If not for the program), it would have been hard as I would not be able to feed my kids and pay my rent" - Meseret, Ethiopia

    16 May 2022

    The ILO helped over 14,000 garment workers in Ethiopia retain their jobs during the pandemic through an income support programme designed to facilitate long-term social protection solutions.

  6. A child should go to school, not to work

    16 May 2022

    Domboué Nibéissé was 9 years old when he stopped going to school and started to work in the cotton fields in Burkina Faso. Difficult and tiring work, two years later he was given an opportunity to return to school.

  7. The ILO Accel Africa supports Improved apprenticeship in dual education system through transition from school to work training.

    21 April 2022

    The Dual Education System (DES) is a unique 3-year governmental technical vocational education system that combines on-the-job training and off-the-job learning. After the 3 years, apprentices earn a technical education diploma, in addition to a local certificate from the investors' association or the authority supervising on-the-job training, which facilitates the apprentices' professional career. Apprenticeship contracts did not specify the hours of training at the company level. In addition, the rights and responsibilities of apprentices in the workplace are not known, which can lead to them performing hazardous work and experiencing the worst forms of child labor.

  8. Accel Africa in Uganda: Donor Visits Project Activities in Buikwe District

    29 March 2022

    On the 29th of March 2022 the International Labor Organization (ILO) together with the representative from the Dutch government visited one of the ACCEL projects being implemented by Nascent RDO in Buikwe District.

  9. Generating evidence and informing policy – The SCORE approach to productivity and competitiveness.

    07 March 2022

    The Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprises (SCORE) hosted a consultative workshop with key government and private sector stakeholders following the conclusion of the 3-year implementation of SCORE programme in Ethiopia.

  10. © Lalima Production 2022

    I want to be a leader for Gambian youth

    04 March 2022

    At the age of 22, Sainabou Jammeh is one of the first women in The Gambia to be managing Director of a construction company. She co-founded the company after participating in the ILO’s Employment-Intensive Investment Programme (EIIP).

  11. ILO, ITU and AU host online event about scaling up initiatives that harness Africa’s digital transformation to create decent jobs for youth

    17 February 2022

    On 16 February 2022, the International Labour Organization (ILO), International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and African Union (AU) organized an online event, entitled “Creating decent jobs for youth through digital transformation”. The webinar was held as a side event during the Africa-Europe Week of Partnerships 2022, in the lead-up to the 6th EU-AU Summit in Brussels.

  12. Burkina cotton producers adopt a strategic plan against child labour with the support of the CLEAR Cotton project

    24 January 2022

    The National Union of Cotton Producers' Cooperative Societies of Burkina Faso (SCOOP-UNPCB) is involved in the fight against child and forced labour. Meeting from the 2nd to the 3rd December 2021 in Bobo Dioulasso, the elected representatives and technicians of the UNPCB validated a strategic plan aimed at fighting against these scourges.

  13. Responsible Enterprises: Innovative Pathways to Child Labour Elimination

    17 January 2022

    From 18 to 29 October 2021, fourty representatives among Governments, employers’ organizations, businesses, and workers’ organizations from Mali and Côte d’Ivoire engaged in a dialogue and capacity building training to discuss and learn about strategies and actions to promote the elimination of child labour and its root causes in the framework of a holistic approach.

  14. Capacity Building of Women workers to take up seniors leadership positions through the Women Leadership Development Program

    05 January 2022


  1. Responsible Enterprises: Innovative Pathways to Child Labour Elimination

    22 December 2021

    Participants were introduced to the principles of the Tripartite Declaration of Principles concerning Multinational Enterprises and Social Policy (MNE Declaration) and its comprehensive approach to tackle child labour including aspects related to social dialogue, social protection, formalization and apprenticeship, labour inspection and remediation mechanisms, occupational safety and health.

  2. Accelerated action is needed to reverse the dramatic rise in child labour in Africa

    17 December 2021

    One in five African children is engaged in child labour, according to the latest global estimates, more than in the rest of the world combined. More needs to be done to eliminate child labour in Africa and globally by 2025.

  3. A holistic approach rooted on shared experience and lesson learned

    23 November 2021

  4. ILO Strengthens Labour Inspection System in Ethiopia

    03 November 2021

    13 October 2021 (News) Addis Ababa; Ethiopia: As part of strengthening bilateral relationship and improving labour inspection in regional bureau of labour and social affairs of Ethiopia, the ILO CO Addis Ababa has signed an agreement and handed over the first motorbike to the Harari Regional Bureau of Labour &Social Affairs.

  5. ILO provided Skills need anticipation and matching training in Ethiopia

    03 November 2021

    21 October 2021; Addis Ababa; Ethiopia: (News) The International Labour Organization, under global program on skills & lifelong learning (GPSL3) – Ethiopia, has conducted a three-day long Skills need anticipation and matching training at Hawasa, Sidama regional state in Ethiopia from 19-21 October 2021.

  6. A Graduate of an Apprenticeship Programme becomes International Chef

    01 November 2021

    Neema’s story shows how far apprenticeship programmes can take young Africans towards skills development and employment opportunities.