Resources on Labour migration in Africa

May 2016

  1. An ILO migrant domestic worker forum addresses migration for three significant regions

    05 May 2016

  2. Workshop to prepare for a Sector Study in Ghana (ECLM project)

    A Workshop was held in Accra from May 3-7 in the context of the project "Assessing the economic contribution of labour migration in developing countries as countries of destination" (ECLM). The Workshop was organized in collaboration with the Centre for Migration Studies (University of Ghana), and discussed the implementation of a study of the mining and trade sectors. The agenda for the workshop can be downloaded below.

  3. First interregional knowledge sharing forum on migrant domestic workers

    02 May 2016

    Madagascar is hosting an ILO knowledge sharing forum on how best to achieve a decent work agenda for migrant domestic workers in Africa, the Arab States and Asia.

April 2016

  1. ILO calls for effective governance on Migration, Youth and Gender Empowerment

    02 April 2016

    In line with Agenda 2063 of the African Union and the 2030 Agenda, ILO's Deputy Director-General for Field Operations and Partnerships, Gilbert Houngbo, called for effective governance to transform Africa through decent work for sustainable development.

March 2016

  1. ILO and EU discuss how to improve labour migration governance

    31 March 2016

    Improving the governance of labour migration and the protection of migrant workers’ rights at the heart of ILO and EU deliberations in Abuja, Nigeria.

  2. ILO to support UN/AU partnership for Africa’s sustainable development

    29 March 2016

    The ILO Deputy Director-General and the Regional Director for Africa will take part in key sessions of the 2016 African Development Week to discuss the implementation of SDGs and Agenda 2063.

  3. ECOWAS countries to strengthen migration data management

    18 March 2016

    Experts from national statistical offices of ECOWAS member States agreed to strengthen migration data management for evidence-based policy making on labour migration.

  4. ECOWAS workshop on migration data management

    15 March 2016

    Senior experts are meeting from 15-18 March 2016 in Lome, Togo to better mainstream migration data and management into development planning in ECOWAS countries.

January 2016

  1. Tripartite Meeting on Fair Recruitment in Tunisia

    The meeting focused on validating the terms of references of an upcoming ILO diagnostic study on fair recruitment processes in Tunisia.

December 2015

  1. Awarding Excellence in Reporting Fairly on Labour Migration

    17 December 2015

    The ILO received a total of 258 entries from contestants in 68 countries. Ten entries from the Professional Journalist category and ten entries from the Citizen Journalist category were sent to five independent judges tasked with the responsibility of selecting the winners.