ILO in Africa

What's new

  1. © Pierre Holtz / UNICEF 2017

    ILO: 4 billion people worldwide are left without social protection

    29 November 2017

    New ILO report shows that massive efforts are still needed to ensure that the right to social security becomes a reality for all.

  2. ILO at the European Parliament’s Africa week

    20 November 2017

    Cynthia Samuel-Olonjuwon, ILO Regional Directory for Africa, will be in Brussels, Belgium on 21-22 November 2017 to address the European Parliament on employment and migration issues ahead of the 5th African Union-European Union Summit, taking place in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.

  3. Cynthia Samuel-Olonjuwon of Nigeria appointed ILO Assistant Director General and Regional Director for Africa

    15 November 2017

    Ms Cynthia Samuel-Olonjuwon from Nigeria was appointed Assistant Director General and Regional Director for Africa of the International Labour Organisation (ILO), in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire with effect from 10 November 2017.

Key resources

  1. Report

    Labour Migration Statistics in Africa

    A first of its kind study spearheaded by the African Union and the ILO to efficiently respond to the current deficit in official and reliable migration data.

  2. Social protection

    Social protection for social cohesion

    Why Social protection is not a luxury but an investment in productivity for Africa’s sustainable development.

  3. Labour Migration

    Labour Migration Governance in Africa

    How to link migration and mobility issues of Africa with sustainable development goals.

  4. The ILO helps protect rights and
deliver HIV prevention, treatment, care and support


    Fighting AIDS and transforming lives in Africa

    The ILO, in partnership with Sida, implemented an innovative economic empowerment program for vulnerable communities in Southern and East Africa.