ILO in Africa

  • Occupational safety and health

    Ebola: How decent work in the health sector saves lives of health personnel

    International labour standards and tools, if correctly applied, are very effective in protecting frontline health workers treating patients with potentially deadly infectious diseases, such as Ebola, says Christiane Wiskow, Senior Health Sector Specialist at the International Labour Organization (ILO).

  • International Domestic Workers’ Day

    “I dared to ask”

    One woman’s courage led to greater protection for domestic workers in South Africa. Her struggle illustrates the challenges faced by all vulnerable workers.

  • Pharrell Williams calls for green, decent jobs to be put centre stage

    Award-winning musician, Pharrell Williams, has called on governments, employers and workers to ensure that green, decent jobs are at the top of the agenda when the world meet at the climate change conference at the end of the year.

  • Sustainable development

    Female entrepreneur builds economical, green homes in Zambia

    ILO-led Green Jobs Programme in Zambia is expected to create 5,000 new green jobs by 2017 thanks to a partnership between the government and the construction sector.

What's new

  1. Third International Conference on Financing for Development

    The conference will gather high-level political representatives, including Heads of State and Government, and Ministers of Finance, Foreign Affairs and Development Cooperation, as well as all relevant institutional stakeholders, non-governmental organizations and business sector entities. The Conference will result in an intergovernmentally negotiated and agreed outcome, which should constitute an important contribution to and support the implementation of the post-2015 development agenda.

  2. © Issouf Sanogo / AFP 2015

    ILO to support post-Ebola recovery effort in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone

    06 July 2015

    The International Labour Organization will take part to the Ebola Recovery Conference in New York on 10 July to galvanize support and ensure a healthier and safer future of the world of work in the three hard-hit West-African countries.

  3. © WHO /Winnie Romeril 2015

    Ebola: How decent work in the health sector saves lives of health personnel

    01 July 2015

    International labour standards and tools, if correctly applied, are very effective in protecting frontline health workers treating patients with potentially deadly infectious diseases, such as Ebola, says Christiane Wiskow, Senior Health Sector Specialist at the International Labour Organization (ILO).

Key resources

  1. Wage

    Employment, wage and productivity in South Africa

    Key findings on latest trends in the South African labour market

  2. Ebola

    Recovering from the Ebola Crisis

    A report based on practical assessments and key recommendations for short, medium and long-term contributions to the national recovery planning processes.

  3. Youth Employment

    Labour market transitions of the youth in sub-Saharan Africa

    A report on key findings from the School-to-work transition surveys implemented in eight sub-Saharan African countries.