Statements and speeches


  1. Participants Statement from the 19th Regional Labour-based Seminar

    19 May 2023

    Theme: Promoting skills and productive (decent) jobs for our common better future

  2. Ministerial Declaration from the 19th Regional Labour-based Seminar

    16 May 2023

    Theme: Promoting skills and productive (decent) jobs for our common better future

  3. International Women’s Day 2023: Migration as an opportunity for women

    13 March 2023

    ILO, IOM, UNODC and UN Women join forces to generate knowledge on the challenges women migrant workers face during their migration journey


  1. Joint Statement on World Refugee Day

    20 June 2022

    Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Egypt, IFC, ILO, UNHCR, UNICEF


  1. Labour Migration Reporting Awards

    18 December 2020

    Statement by Gloria Moreno Fontes, Regional Labour Migration and Mobility Specialist, ILO Regional Bureau for Africa.

  2. Impact Assessment of COVID-19 on African Migrant Workers in, and from, the SADC and IGAD region

    07 December 2020

    Opening remarks by Ms. Cynthia Samuel-Olonjuwon, ILO Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Africa

  3. COVID-19: Protect children from child labour, now more than ever!

    12 June 2020

    Most ILO programmes implemented in African countries, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, are now taking accelerated action on protecting the health, jobs and incomes of workers. These interventions include a focus on more comprehensive social protection, while at the same time ensuring continued education for children.

  4. ILO welcomes the appointment of Ms Riefdah as general Secretary of FEDUSA.

    26 February 2020

    federation of Unions of South Africa


  1. ILO Director-General Guy Ryder's closing remarks at the 14th ILO African Regional Meeting

    06 December 2019

  2. A human-centred future of work needed in Africa

    03 December 2019

    ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, outlined the world of work challenges and opportunities facing Africa at the opening of the ILO’s 14th African Regional Meeting in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.