ILO in Africa
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  1. ILO Regional Office for Africa

    Africa Hall, 5th Floor,
    Menelik II Avenue
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Maternity Protection
Most women make a choice between their own survival and family responsibilities. This is where the ILO Convention on maternity protection comes in.
  1. ILO topic portal on maternity protection
The ILO marks the International Day of Rural Women by showing what it does to help empower rural women around the world through helping them gain access to work that is just, decent and sustainable.
  1. ILO topic portal on rural development
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).

What's new

  1. Thinking out of the box: A serial entrepreneur in South Africa

    24 October 2014

    An ILO initiative in the South African Free State province encourages young entrepreneurs to come up with innovative ideas as a way of helping them set up successful businesses.

  2. © S.Jensen /GAVI ALLIANCE /AFP 2014
    Maternity leave: Women's survival vs. family responsibilities in Rwanda

    22 October 2014

    Most women make a choice between their own survival and family responsibilities. This is where the ILO Convention on maternity protection comes in.

  3. Foreign Direct Investment: Getting it right

    17 October 2014

    Together with UNCTAD, the ILO has organized a dialogue on how best to ensure that Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) benefits everyone through the creation of quality jobs.

Key resources

  1. Skills

    Vocational skills training in Somalia

    Training and improving skills to support the employability of vulnerable young people associated with armed conflict forces and groups

  2. Child Labour

    Accelerating Action Against Child Labour in Africa 

    How to support the development and implementation of national child labour programmes and key priorities identified for ensuring rapid and sustainable impact.

  3. Sustainable Enterprises

    Job Creation through Sustainable Enterprises in Southern and Eastern Africa

    A comprehensive overview of ILO’s project portfolio with tools and strategies to unlock the potential for employment creation in the private sector through sustainable enterprises development.

Video Highlights

Confronting HIV/AIDS in the mining sector of Senegal
  1. Watch all videos produced by the International Labour Organization covering the African region 
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