ILO in Africa

  • Our impact, their stories

    “I didn’t have a life, but now I feel strong”

    AN ILO-US-funded project brings financial independence to Egyptian women who used to stay at home and were dependent on their families.

  • 2016 AGOA  Forum

    First AGOA Labour and Trade Ministerial Roundtable

    The ILO takes part in the 2016 African Growth and Opportunity Act Forum hosted by the United States, from 22-26 September in Washington DC.

  • Sustainable Development Goals - Alliance 8.7

    Alliance 8.7: Time for a rethink in fighting forced labour in Africa

    With millions of African victims of forced labour, modern slavery, human trafficking and child labour, the continent needs to redefine its priorities for an inclusive strategic partnership to boost the implementation of the Alliance SDG 8.7.

  • Forced Labour, Modern Slavery, Human Trafficking and Child Labour

    Abidjan to host the regional consultation on SDG Alliance 8.7 in Africa

    The first sub regional dialogue on ending forced labour, modern slavery, human trafficking and child labour in will be held in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, from 8-9 September 2016 in the presence of Ms Dominique Ouattara, First Lady of Côte d’Ivoire and Mr Aeneas Chuma, Assistant Director-General of the ILO and Regional Director for 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.

What's new

  1. Africa: Linking Trade with Labour Standards for sustainable development

    21 September 2016

    Trade promotion and respect for workers’ rights are not two opposing goals, but complementary ones, which can contribute to achieve sustainable development, says ILO at AGOA First Labour and Trade Ministerial in Washington D.C., USA.

  2. First dialogue on the Future of Work in fragile states

    21 September 2016

    Freetown will be hosting a two-day Dialogue on the Future of Work for young people in fragile states to reach consensus on actions to be implemented by ILO constituents in Liberia and Sierra Leone to improve access to decent work.

  3. © Curt Carnemark / World Bank 2016

    World Bank, ILO announce new push for universal social protection

    21 September 2016

    New partnership will expand social protection measures worldwide as part of efforts to combat poverty and rising income inequality. New data show that many developing countries are already achieving universal schemes.

Key resources

  1. Sustainable Development

    Decent Work and sustainable development in Africa

    How countries in the region can set out future priority actions to achieve inclusive and sustainable development through the Decent Work Agenda in Africa.

  2. Employment

    World Employment Social Outlook for Africa

    Key facts and figures for both Northern Africa and sub-Saharan Africa with tremendous challenges in terms of job creation and sustainability.

  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.