1. Ten Year Action Plan on the Eradication of Child Labour, Forced Labour, Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery In Africa (2020-2030): Agenda 2063-SDG Target 8.7

    06 April 2021

    The Action Plan seeks to contribute to and support the acceleration of progress towards the achievement of the Agenda 2063 – SDG 8.7 target. This involves ending child labour by 2025 and forced labour, human trafficking and modern slavery by 2030. The target population are children, women and men who are victims of or vulnerable to the forms of exploitation addressed by the Agenda 2063 - SDG 8.7 target.

  2. Labour Migration Reporting Awards

    18 December 2020

    Statement by Gloria Moreno Fontes, Regional Labour Migration and Mobility Specialist, ILO Regional Bureau for Africa.

  3. African journalists win awards for excellence in labour migration reporting

    18 December 2020

  4. Skills partnerships on migration

    12 June 2020

    The ILO conducted 13 country studies and 2 sub-regional studies identifying the potential for skills partnerships on migration between different countries and key skills stakeholders.

  5. Message from ILO Regional Office for Africa to mark the World Day against Child Labour 12 June 2020

    12 June 2020

    Most ILO programmes implemented in African countries, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, are now taking accelerated action on protecting the health, jobs and incomes of workers. These interventions include a focus on more comprehensive social protection, while at the same time ensuring continued education for children. The ILO is also expediting action to strengthen the capacity of government, including labour inspection and law enforcement, as well as organizations of workers and employers.

  6. COVID-19: Protect children from child labour, now more than ever!

    12 June 2020

    Most ILO programmes implemented in African countries, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, are now taking accelerated action on protecting the health, jobs and incomes of workers. These interventions include a focus on more comprehensive social protection, while at the same time ensuring continued education for children.

  7. Exploring the potential for skills partnerships on migration in West Africa and Sahel

    01 June 2020

    Sub-regional study on skills systems and policies in place, migration flows and patterns, links between training and migration policies, and collaboration on skills anticipation, development and recognition within the sub-region.

  8. ILO builds national capacity to analyze data on child and forced labor in Africa

    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.

  9. ILO alliance with G5 Sahel

    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.

  10. 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