ILO in Africa
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  1. ILO Regional Office for Africa

    Africa Hall, 5th Floor,
    Menelik II Avenue
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
    P.O.Box 2788, 2532
    Tel: +251-11-544-4480
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ILO in Africa

Skills for Green economy
How more and better skills combined with pro-employment policies can contribute to job creation in new green economies of Least Developed Countries (LDCs).
Nelson Mandela International Day
The ILO joins the international community to mark Nelson Mandela Day and celebrate the life of the inspirational South African leader on the date of his birthday, July 18.
Bilateral Meetings
Ethiopia and ILO exchange views on youth employment, labour migration and support to fragile states
The Republic of Kenya
H.E. President Uhuru Kenyata and Aeneas Chapinga Chuma, ILO Regional Director for Africa, exchanged views and ideas at the National State House in Nairobi, Kenya.
Sustainable entreprises
The ILO supports countries in Southern and Eastern Africa to tackle the jobs crisis with an enterprise development project portfolio of around 60 million US Dollars.
Women entrepreneurs
The ILO is helping women in Somaliland develop successful enterprises by providing them with the right skills.

United Nations Environment Assembly
The impact of green and decent jobs promoted by the ILO and its partners is essential to make the new set of global sustainable goals a reality worldwide.
World Day Against Child Labour – 12 June, 2014
The ILO calls on governments to step up their efforts to extend social protection in order to help keep children out of child labour
103rd International Labour Conference
High levels of youth unemployment and inequalities call for more pro-employment policies to promote job-rich growth in Africa’s development.

What's new

  1. Symposium on Cooperatives and Development Goals: Focus on Africa

    02 September 2014

    The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES), the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the German Cooperative and Raiffeisen Confederation (DGRV) organize a Symposium on “Cooperatives and the Sustainable Development Goals”.

  2. ILO Head of Africa on official visit to Botswana and South Africa

    18 August 2014

    Aeneas Chapinga Chuma, the ILO Regional Director for Africa, is on a tripartite consultation mission in Botswana and South Africa.

  3. Zambia’s Green Jobs Programme focuses on occupational safety and health

    17 August 2014

    The ILO is promoting safe, healthy and sustainable jobs in the building and construction sector in Zambia.

Key resources

  1. Economic Development

    The social economy

    Rethinking the way we do business with the emergence of social enterprises with social objectives and the economic activities of community and voluntary organizations

  2. Private enterprises

    Employment creation through sustainable enterprises development in Southern and Eastern Africa

    An overview of ILO's support to create jobs through an enterprise development project portfolio of 60 million USD

  3. Sustainable Development

    Jobs, livelihoods and the post-2015 development agenda

    An ILO call for job creation and social protection to be integrated in the list of the United Nations Development Goals after 2015

Video Highlights

Youth Creating their Own Enterprises: "The Youth to Youth Fund”! 
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