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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06/06/2018

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;
21/11/2016

MARRAKECH ACTION PROCLAMATION FOR OUR CLIMATE AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

We, Heads of State, Government, and Delegations, gathered in Marrakech, on African soil, for the High-Level Segment of the 22nd Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the 12th Session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the (...)
2016 Nov 7 - 18 / Environment & Sustainable Development Marrakech - MOROCCO Keywords : Activities; Climate Change And Environment; Declarations; Morocco;

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19/03/2014

News from affiliates, PRESS STATEMENT: "AVOIDABLE DEATH OF OUR YOUTHS"

We are saddened and shocked to learn of the avoidable passing away of over 20 unemployed youths during the course of an ill-fated recruitment exercise conducted yesterday by the Nigérian Immigration Service. In Abuja and Lagos and in several other towns across Nigeria, an army of unemployed of (...)
Keywords : Climate Change And Environment ; Declarations ; Human and trade union rights ; Nigeria ; Youth Work - Organising And Workers Empowerment ;
01/12/2012

STATEMENT BY ITUC AFRICA TO MARK THE INTERNATIONAL AIDS DAY DECEMBER 1st 2012

Today on World AIDS Day (WAD) 2012, the ITUC Africa which represents 16,000,000 workers in the continent commemorates the many millions of people who have lost their lives to HIV/AIDS, and pays tribute to those living with HIV and those who have fought to bring attention to the epidemic and (...)
Keywords : Climate Change And Environment ; Declarations ;
30/11/2012

WORLD AIDS DAY

World AIDS Day on 1 December brings together people from around the world to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS and demonstrate international solidarity in the face of the pandemic.
Keywords : Climate Change And Environment ;
13/11/2012

Regional workshop on strengthening the involvement of young people and Trade Union participation in national AIDS councils and national coordination mechanisms.

The regional organization African of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC-Africa) in collaboration with the /TCO LO and the Confederation of Ethiopian trade unions (CETU) organizes from 12 to 13 November 2012, Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), a regional workshop on strengthening the (...)
Keywords : Climate Change And Environment ;
13/07/2011

LABOUR AND CLIMATE CHANGE

Background The discussions and later negotiations on climate change commenced in the late 1990s without effective participation of workers and their organizations. This was mainly due to lack of capacity in linking climate change with labour (...)
Keywords : Climate Change And Environment ;
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ITUC AFRICA

We again affirm that migration is a natural, postive and never ending humain phenomenon. Migration is not a crisis, it is the management and governance of it that have serious, but surmountable challenges. The benefits of migration for development and humanity are real and endless. Everyone can (...)