Africa: Regional Launch of UN Cooperation Framework-A Trade Union Reference Manual

The ILO’s Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ILO-ACTRAV) will organize a virtual meeting on the theme: “Trade Unions and SDGs in Africa” and also the “Regional Launch of UN Cooperation Framework: A Trade Union Reference Manual” to be held on 17 May 2021 as from 09h00 GMT to 11h00 GMT. 

To register, please click here via Zoom.

The webinar will bring together leaders of trade union movement in Africa, representatives of the UN System and ILO Officials. The main speakers will include:
  • Ms Maria Helena André, Director, ILO Bureau for Workers’ Activities, Geneva
  • Ms Cynthia Samuel-Olonjuwon, ILO Regional Director for Africa, Abidjan
  • Mr Kwasi Adu-Amankwah, General Secretary, International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC-Africa)
  • Mr Arezki Mezhoud, Secretary General, Organisation of African Trade Union Unity (OATUU)
  • Ms Thokozile Ruzvidzo, Director, Gender, Poverty & Social Policy Division UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)
  • Mr Munyaradzi Chenje, Regional Director for Africa, UN Development Coordination Office
  • Ms Cisse Mariama Mohamed, Director of Department at African Union Commission
  • Mr Adam Abdelmoula UN Resident Coordinator of Somalia
The working languages of the event will be English, French and Portuguese.

ILO-ACTRAV remains committed to the continuous engagement with workers’ organizations on the UN reforms in general and more particularly on their role in the formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Frameworks (UNSDCFs) at national level. Against this background, ILO-ACTRAV developed a reference manual for trade unions emphasising their political and developmental role in the UN sustainable development agenda and processes. The manual explains the UN country level development processes such as Common Country Analyses (CCAs) leading up to the consolidation and adoption of the Cooperation Frameworks. The implication of COVID-19 on the achievement of SDGs, specifically on SDG 8 is also demonstrated.