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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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 ;
08/08/2017

West African Observatory on Migrations meets with ECOWAS Chairman

The President of the Republic of Togo, Chairman of ECOWAS, His Excellency Faure Essozimna GNASSINGBE, received a West African Observatory on Migrations delegation led by its Permanent Secretary, Mr. Samir ABI at the President Office in Lomé on Friday, 04 August 2017. This hearing resulted from (...)
Keywords : Climate Change And Environment ; Communique ; Migration ;
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ITUC AFRICA

More than 100 representatives of civil society organisations, local authorities, trade unions, private sector, African Union (AU) institutions, and European Union (EU) Member States and EU institutions gathered in Gaborone (Botswana) from 8 to 10 October 2018 for the Africa Regional Meeting of (...)