13th African Regional Meeting, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 30 November – 3 December 2015

The Meeting brought together ILO’s tripartite constituents – governments, employers and workers – along with the political, economic and social actors of the world of work in Africa, to address the imperative of promoting an inclusive and job-rich growth through decent work in Africa.

In their closing statement, the  Addis Ababa Declaration: Transforming Africa through Decent Work for Sustainable Development, governments, employers, workers from 45 African countries have underlined the importance of full and productive employment and decent work for inclusive and sustainable development in creating new expanded opportunities and responsibilities for constituents and the Organization as a whole in national, regional and global policy making.

On the agenda

  1. Hight-Level Dialogue  

    “Decent work in Africa in the post-2015 context: Rights and social dialogue for inclusive and sustainable growth”

    Monday, 30 November (16.30 - 18.30)

  2. Special Plenary Debates

    “Transition from the informal to the formal economy in Africa: The way forward”

    Tuesday, 1 December  (16.00 - 18.00)

  3. “Employment and new technologies: Opportunities for Africa’s youth”

    Wednesday, 2 December (14.30 - 16.00)

  4. Special Session

    Promotion and Application of the ILO Tripartite Declaration of Principles concerning Multinational Enterprises and Social Policy in Africa

    Wednesday, 2 December (16.30 - 18.30)

  5. Information Sessions

    "Joint Labour Migration Programme"

    Tuesday, 1 December (14.30 -15.30)

  6. "Engagement in Fragile States in the Africa Region"

    Wednesday, 2 December (13.30 - 14.30)

  7. ILO Development Cooperation Strategy

    Thursday, 3 December (08.30 - 09.30)