ILO begins 14th African regional meeting in Abidjan today

THE International Labour Organization’s (ILO) 14th African Regional Meeting begins in Abidjan, the Ivory Coast capital city today.

The ILO regional meeting will review the progress made by African countries over the last four years in implementing the Decent Work Agenda in the light of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals and the African Union Agenda 2063.

This progress will build on the 2015 Addis Ababa Declaration and be discussed in the latest Report of the ILO director-general.

The 14th African regional meeting will bring together the ILO’s tripartite constituents representing governments, workers and employers from 54 African countries, as well as representatives of international organizations, intergovernmental and non-governmental, invited by the governing body.

With unemployment rates at unprecedented levels, a serious lack of jobs, especially for young Africans, and growing inequalities in access to basic social protection, the Director-General’s report to the Conference will formulate key policy recommendations for inclusive growth and social progress in Africa.

The outcome of the meetings will include an action plan for the continent for the next decade.

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