The ILO’s Regional Office for
In recent years the region has faced challenges that have seriously tested its social-economic infrastructure – natural disasters, economic crises and continuing conflicts. In addition, shifts in the international economic environment and the spread of globalization continually generate new challenges.
The ILO works with its members in the region to deal with these and other issues. Institution building and local economic development play a critical role in social and economic progress. Respect for fundamental principles and rights at work helps to ensure that all sections of society benefit.
Significant challenges remain, including increasing productive and decent employment opportunities, providing adequate social protection, and responding to crises. Other relief and development issues include human trafficking, bonded labour and child labour, the growth of the informal economy, labour migration, poverty alleviation, safety and health, skills and employability and youth employment.
The Regional Office in
Among the donors supporting ILO’s work in the region are