ILO in Namibia

Namibia, a large and sparsely populated country on Africa's south-west coast, has enjoyed stability since gaining independence in 1990 after a long struggle against rule by South Africa.

Germany took control of the area which it called South West Africa in the late 1800s. The discovery of diamonds in 1908 prompted an influx of Europeans. South Africa seized it during World War I and administered it under a League of Nations mandate.

What's new

  1. Improving living and working conditions for fishers: Namibia and Senegal join the fight

    22 October 2018

    The Government of the Republic of Namibia has ratified the Work in Fishing Convention, 2007 (No. 188) on 20 September 2018. On 21 September 2018, the Government of the Republic of Senegal has equally ratified Convention No. 188.

  2. ILO country programme to “ensure a future of social justice in the world of work for all Namibians”

    09 August 2018

    New Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP) set to promote employment, improve working conditions and strengthen social dialogue in Namibia.

  3. ILO Director General on an official visit to Namibia 5-7 August 2018

    06 August 2018

    Mr. Guy Ryder, The ILO Director General, has arrived in Namibia for a three day working visit at the invitation of the Government of Namibia.

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