ILO in Namibia

Namibia, a large and sparsely populated country on Africa's south-west coast, has enjoyed stability since gaining independence in 1990 after a long struggle against rule by South Africa.

Germany took control of the area which it called South West Africa in the late 1800s. The discovery of diamonds in 1908 prompted an influx of Europeans. South Africa seized it during World War I and administered it under a League of Nations mandate.

What's new

  1. National Profile on Occupational Health and Safety 2013/2014 - Namibia

    03 October 2019

    The profile is an inventory of all the tools and resources available in the country to manage OSH, the level of performance of these resources; and the description of the magnitude of the current situation and trends in terms of occupational accidents and diseases. It provides basic data on the key parameters that affect the sound management of OSH at both national and enterprise levels. Therefore, it presents the identified gaps and needs for further development of existing legal, institutional, administrative and technical infrastructure related to the management of OSH.

  2. Government, private sector are key partners to employment creation

    27 September 2019

    To create employment, a national employment coordination mechanism that involves government and the private sector needs to be developed as both are key partners in placing jobs at the centre of the national development agenda.

  3. Namibia 2013/2014 National Profile on Occupational Safety and Health

    01 December 2018

    The national profile aims to provide information about the occupational safety and health (OSH) legislation, policy review mechanisms, infrastructures, collaborative structures, activities of various partners in occupational safety and health, human resources, actors, statistics and indicators of OSH, general demographic data, problems and challenges, as well as the needs for future development in the specific country. This information also serves as a basis for the updating and further development of the national policy and programme on occupational safety and health of the country.

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