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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Namibia set to take over from South Africa as Chair of the SADC Summit and the Employment and Labour Sector

    16 May 2018

    As Namibia prepares to take over the reins of SADC Summit, the Employment and Labour Sector (ELS) is meeting to discuss the regional body’s progress on implementing plans on employment and labour. A capacity building workshop on extending social protection to migrant workers and strengthening of capacity and policy instruments on portability of social security benefits in the region will also be held under an EU supported regional project.