Empowering Africa’s peoples
with decent work - Report of ILO Director-General for the 12th African Regional Meeting
Daunting challenges for the continent remain with us. Across the region, the
rebound of economic growth has still not reduced poverty, unemployment and underemployment. What does Africa’s economic growth mean for young people if such growth is not translated into
concrete opportunities for them in the labour market? Events in North Africa and the Middle East are an important reminder of why employment, and more importantly youth employment, should
be at the centre of the global development agenda.
The report proposes the following framework for fast-tracking the mainstreaming of the Decent Work Agenda and the accelerated implementation of the Decent Work Agenda in Africa, 2007–15: building synergies between the 17 targets; strengthening capacity; managing
knowledge; bridging the resource gaps; and partnering for decent work.