ILO in Africa

  • Rwanda ratifies the ILO Convention on Violence and Harassment

    On 1 November 2023, the Republic of Rwanda deposited the instrument of ratification of the Violence and Harassment Convention, 2019 (No. 190) with the Director-General of the ILO. By submitting the instrument of ratification, the Republic of Rwanda becomes the 36th country in the world, and the 9th country in Africa, to ratify Convention No. 190.

What's new

  1. Launch of the 2023 edition of the International Journal of Labour Research

    The ILO’s Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ACTRAV) will organize a high-level launch of the International Journal of Labour Research on 11th December 2023 at 14:00 (CET-Geneva time). "A new social contract: achieving social justice in an era of accelerating change" will be launched during a panel discussions which will bring together authors, researchers , academics, ILO representatives and leaders from trade union movement.

  2. Ethiopia's 100th Anniversary of ILO membership

    Ethiopia celebrates 100th Anniversary of ILO Membership with a National Labour Conference. The High-Level Opening Ceremony will involve the ILO Regional Director, Deputy Director-General, Ethiopian Deputy Prime Minister, Ministers, trade unions' leaders and employers' associations.

  3. Malawi launches Alliance 8.7 Roadmap on child labour, forced labour, modern slavery and human trafficking

    30 November 2023

  4. FAIRWAY Migrant Resource Center Symposium

    The International Labour Organization (ILO), through the FAIRWAY programme convened a symposium on Migrant Resource Centres (MRCs) that brought together participants from three African countries of origin: Uganda, Kenya, and Nigeria. The central theme of the symposium revolved around enhancing the effectiveness of MRCs in providing access to information and essential services for both potential and in-service migrant workers, as well as the families they leave behind.

  5. Africa Labour Migration Conference

    The ILO and the African Union Commission, in collaboration with IOE and ITUC Africa held the African Countries Labour Migration Conference in October in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire. The Dialogue among African countries focussed on fostering cooperation and consensus building on labour migration governance and the protection of African migrant workers. SDC through the FAIRWAY project was a key funder for the conference


  1. A labour roadmap for Africa

    The Abidjan Declaration

    Conclusions of the 14th Africa Regional Meeting, 2019.