ILO in Africa

  • World Day Against Child Labour

    Child labour rises to 160 million – first increase in two decades

    The number of children in child labour has risen to 160 million worldwide – an increase of 8.4 million children in the last four years – with millions more at risk due to the impacts of COVID-19, according to a new report by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and UNICEF.

What's new

  1. ILO Green Week

    As the world grapples with the devastating economic and social consequences of the COVID-19 crisis, we ask: How can we build back better? How can we build back greener? Join innovators, business leaders, policy experts and environmental practitioners from around the globe to explore what a green future of work could look like, and how we can get there.

  2. Film director wins ILO prize for gender based violence documentary

    25 November 2020

    The winning short film touches on fundamental gender and child rights’ issues addressed by the International Labour Organization.

Video Highlights

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

  2. Start and Improve Your Business Programme in Egypt

Key resources

  1. Report

    Report on Labour Migration Statistics in Africa (Second Edition)

    This publication demonstrates the sustained commitment of the African Union Commission to provide member states, regional economic communities and partners with tools that can help them make meaningful decisions on migration governance.

  2. Wages in Africa

    Recent trends in average wages, gender pay gaps and wage disparities

    This study, which complements the ILO’s Global Wage Report 2018/19, focuses on wage trends in Africa.

  3. Success Africa IV

    Delivering excellent decent work results in Africa

    The ILO Regional Office for Africa launched its new flagship publication entitled "Success Africa IV: Working together for a better Africa"

  4. The ILO helps protect rights and
deliver HIV prevention, treatment, care and support

    HIV/ADIS

    Fighting AIDS and transforming lives in Africa

    The ILO, in partnership with Sida, implemented an innovative economic empowerment program for vulnerable communities in Southern and East Africa.

  5. Labour Migration

    Labour Migration Governance in Africa

    How to link migration and mobility issues of Africa with sustainable development goals.