ILO in Africa

  • Our impact, their voice

    “We should never get used to child labour”

    Artists from the West African country travelled to the International Labour Conference in Geneva to remind everyone that child labour is still a reality that needs to be fought.

  • Breaking the cycle of poverty in Tunisia

    The terrorist attacks in Tunisia in recent years have driven away tourists, exacerbating unemployment, especially among young people. This, in a country already experiencing deep inequalities and underprivileged regions that saw the Tunisian revolution take root. ILO reports from a country undergoing transformation.

  • World Day Against Child Labour

    End child labour in supply chains - It's everyone's business!

    With 168 million children still in child labour, all supply chains, from agriculture to manufacturing, services to construction, run the risk that child labour may be present. On 8 June, follow a high-level panel discussion focussing on child labour in supply chains webcast live from the Human Rights Council room of the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

  • Decent work and social justice crucial to achieving Agenda 2030

    During an exchange on improving policy coherence for decent work and sustainable development taking place at the 105th International Labour Conference, panelists reaffirm the importance of decent work and social justice as key to achieving the targets of the Sustainable Development Goals.

  • 105th International Labour Conference

    South Africa elected President of the 2016 International Labour Conference

    The Minister of Labour of South Africa, H.E. Mildred Oliphant was elected President of the 105th session of the International Labour Conference (ILC), which takes place from 30 May to 10 June 2016 in Geneva, Switzerland.

What's new

  1. Green Jobs: ILO at the launch of ‘14Trees’ initiative

    29 June 2016

    The ILO Zambia Green Jobs Program took part in the first introduction of a creative joint venture to bring low-carbon, affordable housing materials to developing countries.

  2. Middle-income countries: African tripartite constituents endorse the “Praia Consensus”

    28 June 2016

    The first tripartite meeting on ILO’s strategy for Decent Work in Middle-Income Countries of Africa held from 27-28 June in Praia, Cabo Verde, adopted the pragmatic plan by urging member states, social and development partners as well as regional institutions to support its implementation.

  3. “We should never get used to child labour”

    17 June 2016

    Artists from the West African country travelled to the International Labour Conference in Geneva to remind everyone that child labour is still a reality that needs to be fought.

Key resources

  1. Recovery and reconstruction

    From Fragility to Resilience through Decent Work in Africa

    Key findings and recommendations for a framework strategy for ILO’s engagement in promoting Decent Work in Fragile States in the Africa Region.

  2. Employment Intensive Investments

    Fostering Development through collaboration in Africa

    Key findings on building employment intensive training capacity through South-South cooperation

  3. Sustainable Development

    Addis Ababa Declaration: Transforming Africa through Decent Work for Sustainable Development

    Tripartite constituents from 45 African countries stressed the importance of decent work for inclusive and sustainable development in the region.