International Labour Organization
The International Labour Organization (ILO) is the United Nation Agency devoted to advancing opportunities for women and men to obtain decent and productive work in conditions of freedom, equity, security and human dignity. Its main objectives are to promote rights at work, encourage decent employment opportunities, enhance social protection and strengthen dialogue in handling work-related issues.
ILO in Sudan
Through its technical cooperation strategy, the ILO is currently assisting the Government of Sudan (GoS) in the formulation of the National Employment Policy (NEP) with a focus on youth employment. The organization is providing policy advice, advocacy, technical expertise and capacity development support whilecooperating with government officials and representatives from employers’ and workers’ organizations.
In addition, in the past years the ILO supported notable technical projects related to addressing critical issues of feminised poverty through employment generation, small business opportunities, microfinance, gender sensitive value chains and training opportunities and creating enabling environment for sustainable enterprises and cooperatives. The ILO also assisted the Government of Sudan in drafting the Sudan TVET policy adopted by the Ministry of Labor and Human resources development in November 2013.