Climate Change And Environment : PROGRAMME AREA

ITUC-Africa acknowledges that Climate Change is one of the most pressing issues confronting society today. Whilst all continents will be
affected by this phenomenon, developing countries are likely to be the hardest hit and people living in poverty the most affected.
The Climate Change Strategy Paper for Trade Unions in Africa emphasizes that human activities, particularly the emissions of carbon
dioxide, are the dominant cause of global warming, bringing about climate change. Other studies underline the fact that climate change
poses a moderate threat to today’s development and a severe threat to future sustainable development .

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06/12/2018

COP 24: The Highs, The Lows and What is to Come…

This week, all roads lead to Katowice - one of the oldest and historic coal mining towns in Europe. Thousands of people are flooding the town for what is described as the biggest annual conference. The 24th session of the Conference of Parties organized by the United Nations Framework (...)
2-14 December 2018 Katowice, Poland Keywords : Activities; Climate Change And Environment; Reports ;
06/06/2018

REPORT on Just Transition Consultative Meeting, 22-24 May 2018, Lagos, Nigeria

The ITUC-Africa Just Transition Consultative Meeting, tookg place in Lagos from 22-24 May 2018, brought together 18 participants from 12 African countries. The meeting deliberated on a number of issues: a. The development and industrialization challenges facing Africa b. The Climate Change (...)
22-24 May 2018 Lagos, NIGERIA Keywords : Activities; Climate Change And Environment; Reports ;
13/11/2017

Africa Trade Unions at COP23

From mudslides in Sierra Leone, to floods in parts of West Africa, to huge droughts caused by El Niño in parts of Southern Africa; Africa is no doubt vulnerable to the daunting effects of climate change.
Keywords : Activities; Climate Change And Environment; Declarations;
12/04/2017

Building the capacity of trade unions in West Africa for productivity improvement

The ILO’s Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ILO/ACTRAV) with the collaboration of the Japanese Trade Union Congress (JTUC/RENGO) organized a sub-regional workshop on Enhancing the Role of Trade Unions in Productivity Improvement in the ECOWAS Sub Region. The workshop was held in Ouagadougou, (...)
22 - 24 February 2017 Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso Keywords : Activities; Climate Change And Environment; Structural Transformation For Africa’s Development; Burkina Faso;
15/03/2017

Enhance collaboration between WAEMU, ITUC - Africa and OTUWA for greater representativity of trade unions in sub regional, regional and international institutions.

A visit and exchange mission took place on the 20th and 21st of February between the commissioners responsible for human development of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU), ITUC-Africa, the General Secretary of OTUWA (Organization of Trade Unions of West Africa ) took place on (...)
20 - 21 February 2017 Ouagadougou, BURKINA FASO Keywords : Activities; Climate Change And Environment; Gender Equality; Extending Social Protection ; Structural Transformation For Africa’s Development;
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06/12/2018

COP 24: The Highs, The Lows and What is to Come…

This week, all roads lead to Katowice - one of the oldest and historic coal mining towns in Europe. Thousands of people are flooding the town for what is described as the biggest annual conference. The 24th session of the Conference of Parties organized by the United Nations Framework (...)
2-14 December 2018 Katowice, Poland Keywords : Activities ; Climate Change And Environment ; Reports ;
22/10/2018

Interview with Congolese trade unionist Joséphine Shimbi Umba

“We say ’protect the workers’, but which workers are we talking about if only 2.5 per cent have formal jobs?”
10 October 2018 Keywords : Climate Change And Environment ; Extending Social Protection ; Democratic Republic of Congo ; Interview ;
14/09/2018

ITF commits support for fossil-fuel-free city streets by 2030

The International Transport Worker’s Federation (ITF) general secretary has given details of how the federation, and the 20 million workers it represents, will support a declaration to create zero-emissions cities by 2030.
13 September 2018 Keywords : Climate Change And Environment ; Declarations ;
06/06/2018

REPORT on Just Transition Consultative Meeting, 22-24 May 2018, Lagos, Nigeria

The ITUC-Africa Just Transition Consultative Meeting, tookg place in Lagos from 22-24 May 2018, brought together 18 participants from 12 African countries. The meeting deliberated on a number of issues: a. The development and industrialization challenges facing Africa b. The Climate Change (...)
22-24 May 2018 Lagos, NIGERIA Keywords : Activities ; Climate Change And Environment ; Reports ;
13/11/2017

Africa Trade Unions at COP23

From mudslides in Sierra Leone, to floods in parts of West Africa, to huge droughts caused by El Niño in parts of Southern Africa; Africa is no doubt vulnerable to the daunting effects of climate change.
Keywords : Activities ; Climate Change And Environment ; Declarations ;
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ITUC AFRICA

I write on behalf of the African Regional Organization of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC-Africa www.ituc-africa.org) representing over 17 million workers in 52 African countries to protest the arrest and detention of trade union leaders of the Sierra Leone Labour Congress (...)