ILO in Africa

  • ILO at the European Parliament’s Africa week

    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.

  • How decent work can transform cotton production

    South-South Project uses good practices in Brazil to promote decent work in cotton production in African and Latin American countries.

  • © Siobhan Jordan / Caritas Australia

    How worms and gold can help improve livelihoods in rural Zimbabwe

    Thousands of people are set to benefit from a project in Zimbabwe aimed at creating jobs and improving livelihoods for women and youth in poor rural communities. The project focuses on the food production sector and gold ore processing.

What's new

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. How skills development is changing lives in Eastern and Southern Africa

    10 November 2017

    In Malawi, Mozambique and Tanzania there is a new initiative to give young men and women practical skills to increase their employability, find decent work and improve their productivity. The approach is showing results in part because it is flexible, meeting the unique challenges facing each country.

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.