ILO Country Office for Zambia, Malawi & Mozambique

Lubwa Road, Rhodes Park
Plot No. 4635 Lubwa Road, Rhodespark
PO Box 32181, Lusaka,10101

Tel : +260211252779

Fax : +260211257354
Email :
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ILO Country Office for Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique

  • Our story, your story

    The ILO’s office in Zambia was established in 1968 following an agreement signed between the Government of the Republic of Zambia and the International Labour Office. Originally, the Lusaka Office was responsible for eight countries in the Southern African region, namely: Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The office also organised and supported ILO assistance to liberation movements of South Africa, Namibia and Zimbabwe. Following the end of the apartheid regime in South Africa and the opening of an ILO office in Pretoria in 1995, the country Office in Lusaka is now responsible for three countries: Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique.
    Since 1968, the Lusaka Country Office has been providing technical assistance advancing social justice to constituents for the countries. The support is provided through direct support to constituents or via development cooperation projects and programmes that enhance the Decent Work Agenda.

Key resources

  1. UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework

    2023-2027 UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework for Zambia

    The United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) will guide the work of the UN System in Zambia from 2023 until 2027. This Framework builds on an evaluation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Partnership Framework that was in place from 2017 to 2022. It represents a joint commitment by the Government of Zambia and the UN System to work in close partnership to achieve national priorities guided by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and international human and labour rights commitments. The collective results from this Cooperation Framework will contribute to the people of Zambia living longer, healthier and more prosperous and secure lives.

  2. Decent Work

    Decent Work Country Profile Zambia

    The Decent Work Country Profile in Zambia is a first analysis of the four dimensions of decent work as defined in the DW Agenda: rights at work, employment promotion, social protection and social dialogue.