ILO in Africa

  • World Employment and Social Outlook

    ILO warns of widespread insecurity in the global labour market

    How is the world of work changing? Are permanent contracts the norm or the exception? Discover the new World Employment and Social Outlook 2015.

  • Gender equality

    Choosing between family and work should not be an option

    Young women in West Africa often find it hard to get a job. Holding on to it once they start a family can even be harder.

  • May 1, International Labour Day

    Employment in Africa: What is happening today and what to expect in 2015

    ILO has been supporting many good practices in Africa, particularly with labour migration policies. One of the policies supporting young migrant workers is the Botswana Jobs for Graduates programme, which mobilizes ICT technologies and social networking to support and facilitate the recruitment of young migrants.

  • A pragmatic focus on progress, challenges and opportunities for the world of work in Africa.

    First Information Seminar for African Members of the ILO Governing Body

    The ILO Regional Office for Africa will convene from 27-29 April in Addis Ababa the first comprehensive information seminar for African members of the Governing Body to discuss strategic priorities, partnerships and way forward for the organization in the region.

  • ILO Director-General Guy Ryder and H.E. President John Dramani Mahama at the Ghana Jobs Summit.

    ILO to support Ghana’s first-ever National Employment Policy

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) is ready to back the implementation of the country’s first ever comprehensive policy on employment, announced the Director-General Guy Ryder at the Ghana Jobs Summit in Accra.

  • Social Protection

    Cabo Verde: On the road to universal pension coverage

    When it comes to establishing social protection floors, few nations in Africa can match Cabo Verde’s commitment and results.

  • Sustainable Development

    Columbia University African Economic Forum 2015

    The ILO Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Africa, Aeneas Chapinga Chuma addressed the 12th African Economic Conference of Columbia University in New York, USA. High on the agenda: sustainable job creation for Africa's youth and development.

  • ECOSOC Integration Segment

    Decent Work takes centre stage at ECOSOC

    The second Integration Segment of the Economic and Social Council will focus on “achieving sustainable development through employment creation and decent work for all.” The three-day meeting takes place as negotiations to agree on a new development framework beyond 2015 enter its final stages in New York.

  • Regional Conference

    Africa needs strong migration governance for inclusive development

    With an estimated 19 million migrants in Africa, the region needs a strong coherent migration policy response to boost regional integration and inclusive development.

What's new

  1. Head of ILO Africa to visit Rwanda

    20 May 2015

    Aeneas Chapinga Chuma, ILO Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Africa, will travel to Rwanda from 25-26 May 2015 to take part to the Regional Employment Forum and meet with tripartite constituents.

  2. Watch out for extreme vulnerability in the African Labour market, says ILO

    19 May 2015

    Gaps in coverage for workers in different employment statuses are acute in Africa. Find out more in the new World Employment and Social Outlook 2015 (WESO).

  3. Countdown to World Day against Child Labour, 12 June 2015

    12 May 2015

    NO to child labour – YES to quality education! Join the ILO Global Campaign to raise your voice against child labour and call for action for children’s right to education.

Key resources

  1. Sustainable Enterprises

    Employment Creation through Sustainable Enterprises in Southern and Eastern Africa

    An overview of ILO tools and strategies for job creation in the private sector and support employment promotion through sustainable enterprises development.

  2. Labour Market Information

    Namibia Labour Force Survey

    A full-scale survey with key socio-economic indicators for assessment of labour market conditions in Namibia.

  3. Youth Employment

    Labour market transitions of the youth in sub-Saharan Africa

    A report on key findings from the School-to-work transition surveys implemented in eight sub-Saharan African countries.