ILO in Africa

  • ILO to host the first High-Level Conference on Youth and Employment in North Africa

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) will host a High-Level Conference on Youth and Employment in North Africa with participants from Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Sudan and Tunisia, as well as development partners and major stakeholders to agree on a five-year plan of action and roadmap to enhance youth employability in the sub-region.

  • Child Labour and Forced Labour

    Taking forward Alliance 8.7 in sub-Saharan Africa

    “In order to advance Alliance 8.7, we can no longer do business as usual”, said ILO Regional Director for Africa, Aeneas Chuma, at the opening of a two-day regional consultation on child labour and forced labour in sub-Saharan Africa. The conference aims to agree on concrete continental actions in preparation for the IV Global Conference on the Sustained Eradication of Child Labour (November 2017, Argentina).

  • Our impact, their voices

    Women entrepreneurs in Zimbabwe strive for a brighter future

    A new generation of female African entrepreneurs is beginning to spring up across the continent. In Zimbabwe, an ILO project is improving living conditions of women and their families in rural areas by promoting entrepreneurship.

  • Our impact, their voices

    Young entrepreneurs in Tanzania: Where are they now?

    The ILO Kazi Nje Nje BDS apprenticeship programme for young people created 51,489 new businesses and 28,834 jobs in sectors including retail, services, manufacturing and agriculture.

What's new

  1. YENA Conference 2017: The Future on Youth and Employment in North Africa

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) will host a High-Level Conference on Youth and Employment in North Africa with participants from Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Sudan and Tunisia, as well as development partners and major stakeholders to agree on a five-year plan of action and roadmap to enhance youth employability in the sub-region.

  2. ILO to host the first High-Level Conference on Youth and Employment in North Africa

    12 September 2017

  3. ILO launches Global Commission on the Future of Work

    21 August 2017

    In the presence of the Prime Minister of Sweden and the President of Mauritius, the ILO has launched a high-level international body to address the challenges of the rapidly transforming world of work.

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

    HIV/ADIS

    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.