ILO in Africa

  • International Women's Day

    When women rise, Africa rises!

    On the occasion of International Women's Day, Fanfan Rwanyindo Kayirangwa, ILO Regional Director for Africa, calls for everyone to not just celebrate progress in achieving gender equality, but to also ignite further action.

What's new

  1. Driving a sustainable and inclusive digital transformation for decent work

  2. A bitter harvest: Child labour prevalence on tobacco farms

    17 April 2024

    According to 2020 ILO/UNICEF Global Estimates, half of the over 160 million children in child labour are in sub-Saharan Africa, with 70 per cent of them in agriculture. In Zimbabwe, a week before a 2019 Ministry of Public Service, Labour, and Social Welfare child labour survey in the tobacco sector, noted that 26.3% of the children aged 5 – 15 years were involved in tobacco activities. To understand better the phenomenon, stakeholders held a week-long variety of activities recently to understand the problem in the country, share knowledge and maximise on expertise to avoid duplication of effort. It culminated into a one-day meeting to discuss the way forward.

  3. ILO launches new project in Kenya targeting child labour in Kenya's tea and coffee sectors.

    11 April 2024

  4. Namibia launches a National Coordination Mechanism for decent work in the fisheries sector.

    11 April 2024

    A coordination body to oversee compliance and the general welfare of the fisheries sector in Namibia was launched recently in Namibia. It will operate as the ‘National Coordination Mechanism (NCM)’.

  5. Daycare facilities inaugurated to accommodate the needs of working mothers

    07 April 2024

    The daycare centers will create a conducive working environment with, safe, stimulating, and child-friendly facilities that accommodate the needs of working mothers with infant children and toddlers in the textile and garment factories.


  1. A labour roadmap for Africa

    The Abidjan Declaration

    Conclusions of the 14th Africa Regional Meeting, 2019.