‘AFRICA NEEDS 18 MILLION JOBS ANNUALLY TO TACKLE UNEMPLOYMENT’
By Linda Eroke
With more than 18 million new jobs needed every year in Africa, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) has called for a strong commitment to job creation ahead of an extraordinary summit on employment, poverty eradication and inclusive development billed for Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso in September.
It said high levels of youth unemployment and inequalities call for more pro-employment policies to promote job-rich growth in Africa’s development.
The call to action was made during an information session on Ouagadougou +10 by ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, on the sidelines of the ILO’s annual International Labour Conference (ILC) holding in Geneva, Switzerland.
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