ACCEL Africa - Nigeria

About 43 per cent of Nigerian children, in the age range between 5 and 11 years are estimated to be involved in economic activities. (2017 Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey)

In Nigeria, ACCEL Africa will focus is on the Gold and Cocoa supply chain and will concentrate its efforts on improving the legal, policy and institutional frameworks.

The project will support the capacity of members in employers’ and workers’ organizations, in enterprises, and in public bodies charged with fulfilling the legal and practical obligations of member States; and of workers’ and small producers’ organizations in the rural and informal economies so that they are better able to claim their rights to work free of child labour.


  1. Article

    ILO Supports Nigeria in Achieving its 2021 Action Pledge on the Elimination of Child Labour

    18 April 2021

    The Federal Government of Nigeria, with the support of the International Labour Organisation (ILO), launches the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour (IYECL) and validates the National Policy on Child Labour and the National Action Plan for the Elimination of Child Labour (2021 – 2025) to reduce the rate of child labour in the country

  2. Publication

    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.

  3. #EndChildLabour2021

    ILO and AU launch International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour paving the way for greater collaboration among stakeholders in Africa

    31 March 2021

    In Africa, the regional launch of the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour marked a call to a shift from commitment to action towards the achievement of the African Union Agenda 2063 and SDG target 8.7.

  4. #EndChildLabour2021

    Regional launch of the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour in Africa

    On Wednesday, March 31, from 12:00 pm to 14:30 pm (GMT), the ILO, the African Union and other stakeholders joined voices to advance towards the achievement of target 8.7 of the 2030 Agenda, relating to end child labour in all its forms by 2025.

  5. Document

    Call for expression of interest: National Consultant

    01 February 2021

    The ILO is searching for a national consultant to map and analyse the cocoa value chain and identify productive inclusion and economic empowerment strategies for the eradication and prevention of child labour in Nigeria.

  1. ILO Accel Africa project supports the drafting of the Nigeria Alliance 8.7 communication strategy in Lagos.

    The ILO office, through the Free Movement & Migration in West Africa project with funding from the European Union and the ECOWAS Commission, with support from the ACCEL Africa project, IOM and UNODC organized a four-day technical workshop to develop a communication framework for Alliance 8.7 in Nigeria and finalize the draft Alliance 8.7 Road Map.

    The workshop gathered approximately 40 participants who are Members of the Alliance 8.7 Technical Committee and are members of one of the three identified Priority areas. Members of the Technical Committee includes government officials; representatives of UN agencies, international organizations and CSOs; and representatives from employers and workers’ organizations.