1. ILO, ITU and AU host online event about scaling up initiatives that harness Africa’s digital transformation to create decent jobs for youth

    17 February 2022

    On 16 February 2022, the International Labour Organization (ILO), International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and African Union (AU) organized an online event, entitled “Creating decent jobs for youth through digital transformation”. The webinar was held as a side event during the Africa-Europe Week of Partnerships 2022, in the lead-up to the 6th EU-AU Summit in Brussels.

  2. Burkina cotton producers adopt a strategic plan against child labour with the support of the CLEAR Cotton project

    24 January 2022

    The National Union of Cotton Producers' Cooperative Societies of Burkina Faso (SCOOP-UNPCB) is involved in the fight against child and forced labour. Meeting from the 2nd to the 3rd December 2021 in Bobo Dioulasso, the elected representatives and technicians of the UNPCB validated a strategic plan aimed at fighting against these scourges.

  3. Responsible Enterprises: Innovative Pathways to Child Labour Elimination

    17 January 2022

    From 18 to 29 October 2021, fourty representatives among Governments, employers’ organizations, businesses, and workers’ organizations from Mali and Côte d’Ivoire engaged in a dialogue and capacity building training to discuss and learn about strategies and actions to promote the elimination of child labour and its root causes in the framework of a holistic approach.

  4. Capacity Building of Women workers to take up seniors leadership positions through the Women Leadership Development Program

    05 January 2022


  1. Responsible Enterprises: Innovative Pathways to Child Labour Elimination

    22 December 2021

    Participants were introduced to the principles of the Tripartite Declaration of Principles concerning Multinational Enterprises and Social Policy (MNE Declaration) and its comprehensive approach to tackle child labour including aspects related to social dialogue, social protection, formalization and apprenticeship, labour inspection and remediation mechanisms, occupational safety and health.

  2. Accelerated action is needed to reverse the dramatic rise in child labour in Africa

    17 December 2021

    One in five African children is engaged in child labour, according to the latest global estimates, more than in the rest of the world combined. More needs to be done to eliminate child labour in Africa and globally by 2025.

  3. The ILO and ITU gather key stakeholders to scale up action to boost youth employment and digital skills development in Nigeria’s digital economy

    02 December 2021

    On 2 December 2021, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) brought together key digital economy and youth employment stakeholders. Participants discussed pilot initiatives undertaken in Nigeria as part of the Joint Programme on Boosting Decent Jobs and Enhancing Skills for Youth in Nigeria’s Digital Economy. Participants also identified best practices to scale up joint action for decent job creation and skilling for youth in Nigeria’s digital economy.

  4. A holistic approach rooted on shared experience and lesson learned

    23 November 2021

  5. ILO Strengthens Labour Inspection System in Ethiopia

    03 November 2021

    13 October 2021 (News) Addis Ababa; Ethiopia: As part of strengthening bilateral relationship and improving labour inspection in regional bureau of labour and social affairs of Ethiopia, the ILO CO Addis Ababa has signed an agreement and handed over the first motorbike to the Harari Regional Bureau of Labour &Social Affairs.

  6. ILO provided Skills need anticipation and matching training in Ethiopia

    03 November 2021

    21 October 2021; Addis Ababa; Ethiopia: (News) The International Labour Organization, under global program on skills & lifelong learning (GPSL3) – Ethiopia, has conducted a three-day long Skills need anticipation and matching training at Hawasa, Sidama regional state in Ethiopia from 19-21 October 2021.

  7. A Graduate of an Apprenticeship Programme becomes International Chef

    01 November 2021

    Neema’s story shows how far apprenticeship programmes can take young Africans towards skills development and employment opportunities.

  8. ILO collaborates with NASCENT Research and Development Organisation to implement direct interventions to eliminate child labour within communities in Uganda

    28 October 2021

    The program of action will support children aged 14-17 years in vocational training and provide post-training support and transition from school to work, as well as referral of children to the formal education system.

  9. The United Nations system supports Côte d'Ivoire in its strategic planning of priority actions to combat child labour.

    20 October 2021

    The challenge for the Government is to achieve a real synergy of action between all actors, both public and private, technical and financial partners and civil society organisations, at both central and decentralised levels

  10. More women in leadership for a sustainable garment and textile industry in Ethiopia.

    18 October 2021

    The ILO Siraye programme on advancing decent work and inclusive industrialization has launched a leadership development intervention on March 2021 as part of its women empowerment objective.

  11. The ILO brings together experts in Europe to discuss the development of its campaign on child labour in global supply chains.

    07 October 2021

    The workshop brought together experts from a variety of fields, including public relations and communications specialists, behavioural scientists, and activists who provided input from their own experience in campaigning on child labour that helped inform and shape the strategy.

  12. Focus on WIND: an ILO integrated approach to eliminate child labour in cocoa farming

    06 October 2021

    Abidjan (ILO News) - The International Labour Organization (ILO) through the ACCEL Africa project (Accelerating Action for the Elimination of Child Labour in African Supply Chains), and its partners from the National Agency for Rural Development (ANADER), the Coffee and Cocoa Council and the Ministry of Employment and Social Protection, carried out a mission from 27 September to 1 October 2021 in Soubré in the west of Côte d'Ivoire to monitor and update the individual and community work plans of the training pairs whose role is to improve the living and working conditions of actors in the cocoa value chain according to the WIND (Work Improvement in Neighbourhood Development) approach.

  13. International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Teachers Union of Malawi (TUM) partner to eliminate child labour through school improvements and access to education

    01 October 2021

    This partnership comes at a critical time, as COVID-19 has contributed to rising rates of school dropouts, including because of the socio-economic impacts of the pandemic, as well as periodic school closures.

  14. ILO promotes the extension of Universal Health Coverage to rural households in cocoa-producing areas

    22 September 2021

    In Côte d'Ivoire, the project focuses on the "cocoa supply chain" in the sub-prefecture of Soubré and M'batto and includes a social protection component. This component aims to find ways to strengthen the social protection of families on cocoa farms and thus improve decent working conditions for the adult workforce, which would have a direct impact on reducing child labour.

  15. DWCP Eswatini - thumb

    16 August 2021

  16. Opening remarks by Ms Cynthia Samuel-Olonjuwon, ILO Assistant Director-General, Regional Director for Africa at the event to mark the World Day Against Child Labour in Africa

    18 June 2021

    I commit the Office to work as one ILO to mainstream child labour issues into all relevant areas of work of the Abidjan Declaration implementation plan, in order to maximize our contribution to ending child labour in Africa. We will work closely with our tripartite Constituents to do so