ILO in Africa
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ILO in Africa

Ford Foundation-ILO High level event
In the context of the 69th Session of the UN General Assembly, this high-level event will bring together Heads of State and Government from developed and emerging economies.
© Andrew McConnell /Robert Harding Premium 2014 2014
On the occasion of the International Symposium “Cooperatives and the Sustainable Development Goals: Focus on Africa”, ILO Cooperative Unit explains why cooperatives are vital to reaching the goals of post-2015 development agenda.
ILO/WHO briefing note
Healthcare workers infected with the Ebola virus in Western Africa underscore the risks posed by all workers who come in to contact with the disease. The ILO and WHO have issued joint guidelines for employers and workers on Ebola.
Skills for Green economy
How more and better skills combined with pro-employment policies can contribute to job creation in new green economies of Least Developed Countries (LDCs).
Nelson Mandela International Day
The ILO joins the international community to mark Nelson Mandela Day and celebrate the life of the inspirational South African leader on the date of his birthday, July 18.
Bilateral Meetings
Ethiopia and ILO exchange views on youth employment, labour migration and support to fragile states
The Republic of Kenya
H.E. President Uhuru Kenyata and Aeneas Chapinga Chuma, ILO Regional Director for Africa, exchanged views and ideas at the National State House in Nairobi, Kenya.
Sustainable entreprises
The ILO supports countries in Southern and Eastern Africa to tackle the jobs crisis with an enterprise development project portfolio of around 60 million US Dollars.

What's new

  1. ILO and the World Investment Forum 2014

    16 October 2014

    Creating more and better jobs through investment will be at the heart of the new World Investment Forum to be held from 13 to 16 October 2014 in Geneva, Switzerland.

  2. The 2014 African Development Forum in Morocco

    12 October 2014

    The ILO Regional Director for Africa, Aeneas C. Chuma, at ADF IX, a flagship event of the UN Economic Commission for Africa to be held in Marrakech, Morocco, from 12 to 16 October 2014 to discuss how creatively we can finance Africa’s socioeconomic transformation.

  3. In sub-Saharan Africa, only one in five older persons receives an old-age pension

    30 September 2014

    A new ILO report disclosed that less than one in five older persons receive an old-age pension which would provide them with a certain level of income security during old age.

Key resources

  1. Youth Employment

    Skills for Youth

    Building a future with decent work for young people.

  2. Youth Employment

    Surfing the labour market

    Supporting young people to match their work aspirations and skills with existing labour market opportunities

  3. Employment 2014

    Employment Trends in Africa

    Key findings related to the challenges of creating employment opportunities in North and Sub Saharan Africa. Policy recommendations and way forward for Africa's economic and labour market transformation.

Video Highlights

Congo: New ground for indigenous peoples’ rights 
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