ILO in Africa

  • Policy coherence needed to turn trade into an engine for growth in Africa

    Trade and investment can be drivers of inclusive growth for sustainable development in Africa, says the ILO’s Deputy Director-General for Field Operations and Partnerships, Gilbert Houngbo, at UNCTAD 14 in Nairobi but calls for more integrated policies to realize that potential.

  • Nelson Mandela’s legacy lives on today

    Today, we celebrate a legend who always stood up for equal rights and social justice. Nelson Mandela always favoured progress through social dialogue. He was awarded the first-ever ILO Decent Work Prize in 2007. He referred to the common values that the ILO shared with South Africa, the importance of decent work, all of which remain relevant even today.

  • Almost 5 million workers reached under ILO HIV Initiative

    An ILO report issued ahead of the International AIDS Conference in Durban, shows the Organization’s VCT@WORK Initiative.

  • From refugee in Kenya to business owner in Somalia

    Last October, UNHCR announced that 5,000 refugees had headed home to Somalia since December 2014 from the mammoth Dadaab refugee camp in northern Kenya, home to about 350,000 people.

What's new

  1. © Lydur Skulason 2016

    Policy coherence needed to turn trade into an engine for growth in Africa

    19 July 2016

    Trade and investment can be drivers of inclusive growth for sustainable development in Africa, says the ILO’s Deputy Director-General for Field Operations and Partnerships, Gilbert Houngbo, at UNCTAD 14 in Nairobi but calls for more integrated policies to realize that potential.

  2. Almost 5 million workers reached under ILO HIV Initiative

    13 July 2016

    The initial phase of voluntary counselling and testing for workers—the VCT@WORK Initiative— shows encouraging results; and demonstrates that workplaces are “uniquely” placed to reduce the HIV testing gap.

  3. Green Jobs: ILO at the launch of ‘14Trees’ initiative

    29 June 2016

    The ILO Zambia Green Jobs Program took part in the first introduction of a creative joint venture to bring low-carbon, affordable housing materials to developing countries.

Key resources

  1. Job creation in Kenya

    Towards a systemic approach to job creation for youth in Mombasa

    Building a viable model for sustainably employing hundreds young men and women of Mombasa, Kenya and making goods available to thousands of poor households in more regular supply and at lower prices.

  2. Recovery and reconstruction

    From Fragility to Resilience through Decent Work in Africa

    Key findings and recommendations for a framework strategy for ILO’s engagement in promoting Decent Work in Fragile States in the Africa Region.

  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.