ILO in Africa

  • Youth employment

    What happened when I left university with the wrong skills

    Like many newly-minted graduates before me, I realized very quickly after leaving university that the types of jobs available to me were not as plentiful as those for friends who had studied science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects.

  • 14th African regional meeting

    Abidjan Declaration to shape the future of work in Africa

    The ILO's 14th Africa Regional Meeting has concluded with the adoption of a new declaration calling for investment in decent job creation, the institutions of work and sustainable growth in order to achieve a human-centred future of work in Africa.

  • 14th African Regional Meeting

    Advancing Social Justice: Shaping the future of work in Africa

    As a prelude to its 14th African Regional Meeting, the ILO releases the report of the Director-General, Guy Ryder, on the labour situation in Africa over the last four years, and prospects for the future of work on the continent.

  • ILO-supported national initiatives win policy ‘Oscars’

    Initiatives developed through the ILO-supported Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) programme and the Employment Intensive Investment Programme (EIIP) have been recognized in the 2019 Future Policy Awards.

  • Launch of new ILO “100 Years, 100 Lives” digital platform in Africa

    The ILO Regional Office for Africa launched its new web platform “100 years, 100 lives" to mark the International Labour Organisation’s centenary as well as 60 years of operations in Africa.

What's new

  1. © Bart Versteeg 2020

    Next steps to end child labour in global supply chains

    27 January 2020

    A major conference takes place this week in the Netherlands that aims to set out the next steps in ending child labour in global supply chains. ILO Director-General Guy Ryder took part in a panel discussion at the conference, which has been organized by the Dutch government in collaboration with the ILO, the Global March Against Child Labour and the Netherlands Enterprise Agency.

  2. African countries commit to roadmap to shape the future of work on the continent

    06 December 2019

    The ILO's 14th Africa Regional Meeting in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, concluded with a Declaration reaffirming the need for a human-centred strategy

  3. ILO adopts Abidjan Declaration

    06 December 2019

    The ILO's 14th Africa Regional Meeting has concluded with the adoption of a new declaration calling for investment in decent job creation, the institutions of work and sustainable growth in order to achieve a human-centred future of work in Africa.

Key resources

  1. 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.

  2. 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″

  3. Report

    Labour Migration Statistics in Africa

    A first of its kind study spearheaded by the African Union and the ILO to efficiently respond to the current deficit in official and reliable migration data.

  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.