ILO in Africa

  • World Employment and Social Outlook 2016: Trends for Youth

    Youth unemployment challenge worsening in Africa

    Unemployment continues to remain high in North Africa while the number of young people in working poverty is expected to increase in sub-Saharan Africa: ILO report.

  • International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition

    Zambian musician Lindiwe Bungane gives voice to victim of modern slavery

    Zambian musician, Lindiwe Bungane, tells the real-life story of Thandi, a migrant domestic worker trapped in modern slavery. This video has been produced in support of the ILO’s 50 for Freedom campaign.

  • Breaking the cycle of poverty in Tunisia

    Tunisia, a country undergoing transformation, shows a spirit of cooperation and participation through social dialogue.

  • International Youth Day

    Young entrepreneurs spread their wings in Katanga

    In the DRC, the ILO’s PAEJK project offers young people of Katanga province a better chance for the future. Nearly 20,000 of them have benefited from an education that reinforces their integration into the workforce through apprenticeships, professional and entrepreneurship training.

  • Policy coherence needed to turn trade into an engine for growth in Africa

    Trade and investment can be drivers of inclusive growth for sustainable development in Africa, says the ILO’s Deputy Director-General for Field Operations and Partnerships, Gilbert Houngbo, at UNCTAD 14 in Nairobi but calls for more integrated policies to realize that potential.

  • Nelson Mandela’s legacy lives on today

    Today, we celebrate a legend who always stood up for equal rights and social justice. Nelson Mandela always favoured progress through social dialogue. He was awarded the first-ever ILO Decent Work Prize in 2007. He referred to the common values that the ILO shared with South Africa, the importance of decent work, all of which remain relevant even today.

What's new

  1. How agro statistics can enhance African labour market policies

    29 August 2016

    From 30 August – 2 September in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, the ILO will be sharing its technical expertise on how to improve agricultural and rural statistics to make informed labour market policies in Africa.

  2. ILO at the TICAD-VI

    26 August 2016

    ILO takes part in the Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD-VI) Summit to be held in Nairobi, Kenya on 27-28 August 2016.

  3. Youth unemployment challenge worsening in Africa

    24 August 2016

    Unemployment continues to remain high in North Africa while the number of young people in working poverty is expected to increase in sub-Saharan Africa: ILO report.

Key resources

  1. Labour Migration

    Migrant Domestic Work in Africa, Arab States and Asia

    Good practices and lessons learned on promoting international cooperation and partnerships for fair migration of domestic workers in Africa, the Arab States and Asia

  2. 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.

  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.