ILO in Sierra Leone

  • ILO in Sierra Leone

    Sierra Leone has been a member of the ILO since 1961​ and has ratified 30 conventions including the 8 fundamental conventions. Sierra Leone was one of the countries worst hit by the Ebola Virus in 2014. Sierra Leone has been declared free since early 2016 and is on the path to recovery. ILO supports the country through Decent Work Country Program inline with the constituents priorities.

    As part of the post-Ebola recovery program strategy, the ILO has been working with Sierra Leone through various interventions and Tripartite partners. The ILO has supported the development and launch of the National Employment Policy (2015-2018) which was launched in May 2 2016. In addition, the ILO is supporting the Government in the development of a National Labour Migration policy to address the challenges of regional integration and labour migration governance and development of the SME sector in Sierra Leone. ​

Key resources

  1. Child Labour

    The Worst Forms of Child Labour in conflict and post conflict settings: results from a research project

    Child labour, especially its worst forms, has received plenty of attention in recent years. This report provides an overview of a recent study that sheds new light on these pressing issues.

  2. Youth Employment

    Promoting Job Creation for Young People in Multinational Enterprises and their Supplies Chains : Sierra leone

    This paper examines the employment impact of multinational enterprises (MNEs) in Sierra Leone