ILO in Africa

What's new

  1. © 2015

    Zambia to champion the ratification campaign of forced labour protocol in Africa

    17 November 2015

    The President of Zambia, Edgar Chagwa Lungu, will officially lead the African chapter of ILO’s 50 for Freedom campaign to end modern slavery in the region.

  2. © UN photo 2015

    Workers are becoming more educated, although not always finding suitable jobs

    16 November 2015

    The new edition of the ILO online reference tool analyses the link between education and access to the labour market.

  3. Promoting Tourism through Decent Work in Egypt

    15 November 2015

    The ILO’s Decent Jobs for Egypt's Young People project funded by Canada trained 365 direct project recipients in 2015 to promote competitiveness in the tourism sector in the Red Sea.

Key resources

  1. Sustainable Development

    Addis Financing for Development Conference and Decent work

    The Addis Ababa Action Agenda adopted at the Third International Conference on Financing for Development highlights the central role of decent work and social protection in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

  2. Youth Employment

    Labour market transitions of youth in sub-Saharan Africa

    Key findings of the School-to-work transition surveys implemented in eight African countries for policy interventions.

  3. Social Protection

    Why do we need social protection floors in Africa?

    Social protection systems prevent inequality to be heightened in the short term as poorer people have fewer savings and are more likely to sell productive assets for immediate consumption.