29 January 2020
The International Labour Office under its project “Accelerating action for the elimination of child labour in supply chains in Africa” (ACCEL Africa), conducts a training on data analysis relating to child labour and forced labour for 28 participants from national statistics offices, labour ministries and regional workers and employers' organizations of the Economic Community of the West Africa States (ECOWAS) and the Arab Maghreb Union (AMU) in Africa.
28 August 2019
With a population of over 300 million and a rising trend of urbanization, the Sahel region offers huge opportunities for its populations. At the same time, however, the region is facing an increase in extremism, terrorism and criminality, fueled by endemic poverty, high income inequality, a high rate of youth unemployment and governance deficiencies.
Request for Proposals: Analysis of the cotton, textile and garment value chains for the elimination of child labour and forced labour in Burkina Faso and in Mali
26 August 2019
Proposals must be received by the ILO not later than 18 October 2019. Submission allowed in English or French
23 October 2018
Donor renews partnership with the ILO with a particular focus on the Sahel region
Strengthening Labour Governance in MSMEs and Supporting the Transition from the Informal to the Formal Economy in Africa
01 January 2016
The project aims at supporting Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), including in the informal economy, to prevent occupational risks, improve working conditions, and promote respect for Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work (FPRW).
24 July 2015
With limited job creation and growing inequalities, labour administration should become a national priority, urged Aeneas Chuma, Head of the ILO in Africa at the Ministerial Conference of UEMOA countries.
19 March 2015
The twin challenges of child labour and educational marginalisation in the ECOWAS region - An overview
01 July 2014
As part of the efforts to address the present urgent situation, Governments and regional institutions have developed the ECOWAS Child Policy and the accompanying Strategic Plan of Action for the ECOWAS Child Policy, as well as the West Africa Regional Action Plan to Eliminate Child Labour (and especially its Worst Forms) and the Accra Declaration of the ECOWAS-ILO Symposium on West Africa Regional Action Plan which signal the national intent to eliminate child labour and provide an essential framework for efforts to achieve this goal. This Report was produced to help translate these plans into concrete actions. It is specifically aimed at building the evidence base necessary for the design and targeting of specific interventions against child labour. It brings together the most recent available information from a variety of national household surveys to provide a detailed picture of child labour and the related challenge of educational marginalisation in the ECOWAS region.
01 May 2013
ECOWAS Regional Action Plan for the elimination of Child Labour - Especially the worst forms (Second version - including Accra Simposium Declaration May 2013)
01 March 2013
The current ECOWAS Regional Action Plan for the Elimination of Child Labour aims at ensuring that children are shielded from activities that are detrimental to their physical, social or psychological well-being.