ILO in Africa

  • 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. World Day for Safety and Health at Work

    17 April 2015

    The ILO observes that Day to raise awareness on occupational safety and health among trade unions, employers’ organizations and government representatives.

  2. New database for Labour Market Information System in ECOWAS Region.

    13 April 2015

    The ILO seeks to improve labour market information systems and the coordination of the public employment services database for ECOWAS Member States and Mauritania.

  3. NO to child labour – YES to quality education!

    12 April 2015

    2015 World Day Against Child Labour: 60 days to go for the ILO Global Campaign!

Key resources

  1. The ILO helps protect rights anddeliver HIV prevention, treatment, care and support


    AIDS is Everyone's Business!

    A collection of messages of support to the "Getting to zero at work" campaign and the VCT@WORK initiative from different corners of the world of work.

  2. Fragile States

    Fragile-to-Fragile Cooperation and Decent Work

    The importance of building partnerships in key areas of ILO’s mandate including job creation, skills development, social protection and promotion of South-South and triangular cooperation.

  3. Microfinance

    Microfinance for Decent Work

    Key findings of a new ILO research on how best to reach and support smal and medium businesses through microfinance institutions.