ILO in Africa

  • A pragmatic focus on progress, challenges and opportunities for the world of work in Africa.

    First Information Seminar for African Members of the ILO Governing Body

    The ILO Regional Office for Africa will convene from 27-29 April in Addis Ababa the first comprehensive information seminar for African members of the Governing Body to discuss strategic priorities, partnerships and way forward for the organization in the region.

  • ILO Director-General Guy Ryder and H.E. President John Dramani Mahama at the Ghana Jobs Summit.

    ILO to support Ghana’s first-ever National Employment Policy

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) is ready to back the implementation of the country’s first ever comprehensive policy on employment, announced the Director-General Guy Ryder at the Ghana Jobs Summit in Accra.

  • Social Protection

    Cabo Verde: On the road to universal pension coverage

    When it comes to establishing social protection floors, few nations in Africa can match Cabo Verde’s commitment and results.

  • Sustainable Development

    Columbia University African Economic Forum 2015

    The ILO Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Africa, Aeneas Chapinga Chuma addressed the 12th African Economic Conference of Columbia University in New York, USA. High on the agenda: sustainable job creation for Africa's youth and development.

  • ECOSOC Integration Segment

    Decent Work takes centre stage at ECOSOC

    The second Integration Segment of the Economic and Social Council will focus on “achieving sustainable development through employment creation and decent work for all.” The three-day meeting takes place as negotiations to agree on a new development framework beyond 2015 enter its final stages in New York.

  • Regional Conference

    Africa needs strong migration governance for inclusive development

    With an estimated 19 million migrants in Africa, the region needs a strong coherent migration policy response to boost regional integration and inclusive development.

What's new

  1. First Information Seminar for African Members of the ILO Governing Body

    24 April 2015

    The ILO Regional Office for Africa will convene from 27-29 April in Addis Ababa the first comprehensive information seminar for African members of the Governing Body to discuss strategic priorities, partnerships and way forward for the organization in the region.

  2. Towards efficient and sustainable HIV responses in the workplace in Africa

    23 April 2015

    With 24.7 million people living with HIV in Africa, a new ILO report reveals innovative workplace strategies that have helped reduce risky behaviours, increase voluntary testing and reduce stigma and discrimination across the region.

  3. Invest in social protection for Africa’s inclusive development, says ILO

    23 April 2015

    A minimum package of social protection benefits for workers is a productive investment for sustainable and inclusive economic growth in Africa, stated the ILO at the African Union Ministerial Session on Social Development, Labour and Employment in Addis Ababa.

Key resources

  1. Social Protection

    Building effective social protection floors

    How to help countries to reduce poverty, curb inequality, build political stability, generate inclusive growth, and lay the ground for sustainable human development.

  2. The ILO helps protect rights anddeliver HIV prevention, treatment, care and support

    HIV/AIDS

    AIDS is Everyone's Business!

    A collection of messages of support to the "Getting to zero at work" campaign and the VCT@WORK initiative from different corners of the world of work.

  3. Microfinance

    Microfinance for Decent Work

    Key findings of a new ILO research on how best to reach and support smal and medium businesses through microfinance institutions.