ILO in Africa

  • Launch of new ILO “100 Years, 100 Lives” digital platform in Africa

    On Friday 7 June 2019, the ILO Regional Office for Africa will be launching its new web platform “100 years, 100 lives" to mark the International Labour Organisation’s centenary as well as 60 years of operations in Africa.

  • Our story, your story

    To mark the ILO’s Centenary year, we are excited to be launching a new multimedia, interactive website on 9 January that will take you through the past, present and future of the ILO in a way you’ve never experienced before. The organization’s work over the decades has affected all of our daily lives so it will be both our story and your story. Join us here on 9 January as we celebrate 100 years of advancing social justice and promoting decent work.

  • Social Protection

    The ILO’s Impact Insurance Facility has helped Ghana’s National Health Insurance Scheme save money and improve customer service.

  • International Youth Day

    Disadvantaged youth turn away from gang violence through skills' training in northern Madagascar

    In the first of a series of articles to mark International Youth Day on 12 August, we focus on an ILO-funded project that has been supporting efforts to curb urban violence and restore peace in the coastal town of Diégo Suarez.

What's new

  1. Zimbabwe: The rewards of going green

    29 July 2019

    The ILO’s Green enterPrize helps support green and growth-oriented small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in Zimbabwe. Several winners say the competition has been a big help for their companies.

  2. Global Youth Employment Forum 2019: Today and Tomorrow with Decent Jobs for Youth

    To celebrate 100 years of continuous work in promoting decent work and advancing social justice, and to reinvigorate the Call for Action, the ILO organizes the Global Youth Employment Forum, to be held in Abuja, Nigeria on 1-3 August 2019, under the auspices of the Government of Nigeria.

  3. © Nestlé 2019

    Microinsurance saves the day for cocoa farmers

    19 July 2019

    An ILO partnership with a major cocoa buyer and an insurance company saved the day for a family of cocoa farmers. Their story shows the difference microinsurance can make for some of the most vulnerable people.

Key resources

  1. Success Africa IV

    Delivering excellent decent work results in Africa

    The ILO Regional Office for Africa launched its new flagship publication entitled ″Success Africa IV: Working together for a better Africa″

  2. 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.

  3. Social protection

    Social protection for social cohesion

    Why Social protection is not a luxury but an investment in productivity for Africa’s sustainable development.

  4. Labour Migration

    Labour Migration Governance in Africa

    How to link migration and mobility issues of Africa with sustainable development goals.

  5. The ILO helps protect rights and
deliver HIV prevention, treatment, care and support


    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.