ILO in Africa

  • A global conference for the fight against child labour

    5th Global Conference on the Elimination of Child Labour

    During the week of 15 to 20 May 2022, the Government of South Africa hosts the 5th Global Conference on the Elimination of Child Labour. It comes at a critical time, with the COVID-19 pandemic threatening to reverse years of progress in the fight to end child labour.

What's new

  1. Focus on child labour in Africa’s supply chains

    19 May 2022

    Funded by the government of the Netherlands, the ILO's ACCEL Africa project aims to eliminate child labour from supply chains in Africa, including in the cocoa sector in Côte d'Ivoire and the artisanal gold mining sector in Mali. The project's Chief Technical Advisor, Minoru Ogasawara, explains.

  2. © Dominic Chavez / WB 2022

    ILO/UNICEF: Social protection contributes to reducing child labour

    18 May 2022

    A new ILO-UNICEF report calls for the closing of the social protection coverage gap that means 1.5 billion children are still unsupported by family or child cash benefits.

Video Highlights

  1. Message from ILO Regional Office for Africa to mark the World Day against Child Labour 12 June 2020

  2. Start and Improve Your Business Programme in Egypt

Key resources

  1. Report

    Success Africa V: A brighter future of work in Africa

    This edition contains 38 stories covering the four dimensions of the Decent Work Agenda – standards and rights at work, employment creation and enterprise development, social protection and social dialogue – and all five sub-regions of the African continent.

  2. Report

    Report on Labour Migration Statistics in Africa (Second Edition)

    This publication demonstrates the sustained commitment of the African Union Commission to provide member states, regional economic communities and partners with tools that can help them make meaningful decisions on migration governance.

  3. Wages in Africa

    Recent trends in average wages, gender pay gaps and wage disparities

    This study, which complements the ILO’s Global Wage Report 2018/19, focuses on wage trends in Africa.

  4. Success Africa IV

    Delivering excellent decent work results in Africa

    The ILO Regional Office for Africa launched its new flagship publication entitled "Success Africa IV: Working together for a better Africa"

  5. The ILO helps protect rights and
deliver HIV prevention, treatment, care and support

    HIV/ADIS

    Fighting AIDS and transforming lives in Africa

    The ILO, in partnership with Sida, implemented an innovative economic empowerment program for vulnerable communities in Southern and East Africa.

  6. Labour Migration

    Labour Migration Governance in Africa

    How to link migration and mobility issues of Africa with sustainable development goals.