The Governing Body of the ILO decided in November 2018 that the 14th African Regional Meeting of the International Labour Organization will take place in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire from Tuesday, 3 to Friday, 6 December 2019. The 14th African Regional Meeting will bring together the ILO’s tripartite constituents from the 54 countries of Africa as well as representatives of international organizations, intergovernmental and non-governmental, invited by the Governing Body.
The agenda of the Meeting is to discuss, on the basis of the Director-General’s Report and the 2015 Addis Ababa Declaration, the progress made by countries over the last four years regarding the implementation of the Decent Work Agenda in the light of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development as well as the African Union Agenda 2063.
Particular attention will be given to an integrated mix of policies conducive to the implementation of the Decent Work Agenda and more specifically to promote inclusive development, full and productive employment, and decent work for young women and men in the current and future labour markets; rethink the future of work in the informal and rural economy; revamp social protection for inclusive development; promote effective social dialogue in the changing world of work; enhance the application of international labour standards; and ensure fair and effective labour migration governance. It is expected that the Meeting will form the basis for a platform for action to advance towards a better future of work that ILO constituents want in Africa.