ILO in Africa
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ILO in Africa

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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 Regional Director visits Uganda

    19 September 2014

    A first visit marked by new tripartite consultations and an assessment of projects implemented by the ILO in the East-African Country.

  2. Building trade union unity and solidarity in Mauritius

    18 September 2014

    At a national forum on challenges of employment, gender mainstreaming and trade union unity, ACTRAV argues for greater unity efforts.

  3. ILO at the African Regional Forum on Business and Human Rights

    16 September 2014

    A multi-stakeholder regional platform for dialogue on the United Nations-endorsed standard for addressing negative human rights impacts arising from business activities.

Key resources

  1. Youth Employment

    Quality employment for youth development in Kenya

    Understanding key factors of youth unemployment in Kenya with a focus on labour market conditions and major policy recommendations.

  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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