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Bringing recognition to the skills of informal “Jua Kali” sector workers in Kenya

It will validate the under-recognised competencies of artisans and provide them new work opportunities

Launch of the 'Recognition to prior learning' process in Kenya will enhance the employability of local refugee and host community youth. It will validate the under-recognised competencies of artisans and provide them new work opportunities. The word Jua Kali literally translates as ‘hot sun’ in Swahili and in Kenya it…

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International Labour Organization (ILO) and Malawi Congress of Trade Unions partner for trade union action to accelerate the elimination of child labour

The partnership, which is valued at almost MWK 170 million has been established under the ILO’s ‘Accelerating action for the elimination of child labour in supply chains in Africa’ project

The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Malawi Congress of Trade Unions (MCTU) have entered into a new partnership to strengthen trade union action in the fight against child labour in Malawi, with a focus on tea and coffee supply chains in the country’s Chitipa, Mulanje, Mzimba, Ntchisi, and Thyolo…

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Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, ILO and UNICEF commit to ending Child Labour in Somalia

ILO is currently supporting the Ministry to conduct a child labour assessment in Somalia in order to better understand the key drivers of this harmful practice

To commemorate the 2021 World Day against Child Labour, the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs of the Federal Republic of Somalia, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) agreed to scale up efforts to end child labour in Somalia. In 2019, Somalia made a…

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COVID-19 drives wages down, new International Labour Organization (ILO) report finds

The wages of women and low-paid workers have been disproportionately affected by the crisis

A new report by the International Labour Organization (ILO) has found that monthly wages fell or grew more slowly in the first six months of 2020, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, in two-thirds of countries for which official data was available, and that the crisis is likely to…

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International Labour Organization (ILO): The world economy needs a new engine of economic recovery

Ryder called for post COVID-19 policy frameworks to be consistent with the principles set out in international human rights instruments and social security standards

In written statements to the annual meetings of the IMF and the World Bank, ILO Director-General Guy Ryder warned against higher levels of poverty and inequality resulting from the COVID-19 crisis. Highlighting the urgent need for social protection for all, he called for profound structural changes to build back better…

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Coronavirus - Africa: COVID-19 leads to massive labour income losses worldwide

Global labour income is estimated to have declined by 10.7 per cent, or US$ 3.5 trillion, in the first three quarters of 2020, compared with the same period in 2019

A new ILO analysis of the labour market impact of COVID-19 reveals a “massive” drop in labour income and a fiscal stimulus gap that threatens to increase inequality between richer and poorer countries The devastating losses in working hours caused by the COVID-19 pandemic  have brought a “massive” drop in labour income…

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Coronavirus - International Labour Organization (ILO): Developing countries should invest US$1.2 trillion to guarantee basic social protection

Closing the coverage gap, worsened by COVID-19, will require additional sources of financing says a new ILO study

To guarantee at least basic income security and access to essential health care for all in 2020 alone, developing countries should invest approximately US$1.2 trillion – on average 3.8 per cent of their GDP – says a new ILO policy brief. Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic the social…

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Coronavirus - South Africa: International Labour Organization (ILO) welcomes G20 commitment to inclusive, employment-focused recovery from COVID-19 crisis

G20 Labour and Employment Ministers’ Meeting Declaration puts the focus on decent work, women and youth

ILO Director-General Guy Ryder has welcomed the commitment of the G20 Labour and Employment Ministers to a job-centric focus for COVID-19  recovery plans, promoting decent work for all, especially women and youth. The meeting took place against the backdrop of unprecedented turmoil in global labour markets, with a decline in working hours…

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Coronavirus: International Labour Organization (ILO) Child Labour Convention achieves universal ratification

All 187 member States of the International Labour Organization (ILO) have ratified the ILO Convention on the Worst Forms of Child Labour, 1999 (No. 182)

For the first time in the ILO’s history, an International Labour Convention has been ratified by all member States. Convention No. 182 on the Worst Forms of Child Labour  achieved universal ratification, following ratification by the Kingdom of Tonga. Ambassador for the Kingdom of Tonga, Titilupe Fanetupouvava’u Tuivakano, formally deposited the…

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International Labour Organization (ILO) Global Summit builds commitment to create better world of work after COVID-19

Heads of State and government, as well as prominent global employers’ and trade union leaders, took part in the three-day global event, held online from 7-9 July

The Director-General of the International Labour Organization (ILO) (https://www.ILO.org/), Guy Ryder, has welcomed the commitment and determination of world leaders to build a better world of work as a core element of recovery from the COVID-19 crisis (https://bit.ly/3dl9Ia8). Speaking at the close of the Global Summit on COVID-19 and the…