TICAD Ministerial Meeting 2018

ILO attends the Tokyo International Conference for African Development (TICAD) Ministerial Meeting

News | 29 October 2018
On 6 and 7 October 2018 the ILO attended the Tokyo International Conference for African Development (TICAD) Ministerial Meeting in Tokyo, Japan, an event organized by the Government of Japan, the United Nations, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the World Bank and the African Union Commission (AUC).

The TICAD Ministerial Meeting consisted in four Plenaries that highlighted various challenges of development in Africa:
  • Plenary 1: Trends and Challenges since TICAD VI
  • Plenary 2: Economic Transformation for Inclusive Growth
  • Plenary 3: Healthy, Sustainable and Stable Society for Human Security
  • Plenary 4: Strengthening connectivity for Africa and beyond
See background and summary of the four plenary discussions

The event provided an opportunity for the ILO to deliver a statement on the importance of job creation for youth and the need for multi-sectoral strategies for effective structural transformation and for ensuring inclusive growth. The statement stressed the centrality of employment in any strategy that is going to promote demographic dividends and positive economic, social and environmental impacts in Africa, including in situations of conflict and disaster. The ILO concluded its intervention by highlighting the contribution that it can provide to overcome development challenges in the region through its policy advisory services, employment services, employment creation initiatives, and advocacy for youth employment.

Read the ILO Statement

Read ILO’s note on youth employment in Africa