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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10th New Year School: African Trade Unions and the Future of Work

Technological advances, artificial intelligence, automation and robotics are plunging the world of work today into unprecedented change. If this change promises to be beneficial for some under other skies, that is likely to strike a blow to others on the black continent, given that the (...)
17-20 Febrary 2020 Lome, TOGO Keywords : Activities; Newsletters; Climate Change And Environment; Human and trade union rights; Gender Equality; Peace And Security; Extending Social Protection ; Organising And Workers Empowerment - Trade Union Unity; Structural Transformation For Africa’s Development; Youth Work - Organising And Workers Empowerment;

ITUC-Africa Commemoration of Global Day of Action

On the 26th of June, the staff of ITUC-AFRICA came together to commemorate the Global Day of Workplace Action on Climate Change. The theme for this year’s Global Day of Workplace Action is ‘Climate Proof our Work’ #cPOW and this activity dubbed ‘Climate Dialogue’ was the first of its kind. (...)
Lomé , Togo 26 Juin 2019 Keywords : Activities; Climate Change And Environment;

Africa Trade Unions Holds Talks with State Secretary, German Ministry for Environment

On the side lines of the 4th session of the United Nations Environment Assembly, the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung - Kenya Office - organized a consultative meeting between the State Secretary (Deputy Minister) of the German Ministry of Environment - Jochen Flasbarth and two key partners of the FES (...)
13 March 2019 Nairobi, KENYA Keywords : Activities; Climate Change And Environment; Interview; Kenya;

UNEA 4: Trade Unions Call For Urgent Action on Marine Litter, Plastic Pollution and Toxic Chemicals

Over 4700 people are in Nairobi this week to participate in the Fourth Session of the United Nations Environment Assembly running from 11 - 15 May 2019. The Summit is the highest decision making body on the environment; bringing together Heads of States, Ministers, Business leaders, Senior UN (...)
10 March 2019 Nairobi, KENYA Keywords : Activities; Climate Change And Environment; Declarations; Technical document;

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 ;
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Reactions to the ILO World Employment and Social Outlook Trends 2023: African workers make a renewed call on the need and urgency to strengthen African Economies

The African Regional Organisation of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC-Africa: ) commends the ILO for its ongoing efforts in monitoring and analysing trends in employment, social and economic conditions globally. We welcome the findings presented in (...)
Keywords : Climate Change And Environment ; Declarations ; Gender Equality ; Structural Transformation For Africa’s Development ; Alrei ; Communique ;


The African Trade Union movement, represented by the ITUC-Africa, organised a meeting on the 8th of November 2023, bringing together affiliates from various countries and the African representatives of Global Union Federations (GUFs) ahead of COP28, scheduled to take place in Dubai in December (...)
#COP28 Keywords : Climate Change And Environment ; Declarations ; Togo ;

WDDW 2023 - Wage Justice: Stop wage suppression to grow the economy

On this occasion of the World Day for Decent Work, the African Regional Organisation of the International Trade Union Confederation – ITUC-Africa ( joins the millions of African workers and human rights advocates worldwide to amplify our collective voice for decent life and (...)
Keywords : Climate Change And Environment ; Declarations ; Gender Equality ; Extending Social Protection ; Occupational Health and Safety ;

Africa Climate Summit: African trade unions call for a just transition

Nairobi, Kenya - Against a backdrop of climate challenges and global disruption, the Africa Climate Summit took place in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, from 4-6 September. At a time when Africa is facing the convergence of climate shocks, biodiversity loss, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic (...)
Keywords : Newsletters ; Climate Change And Environment ; Kenya ;

Devastating Earthquake in Morocco: ITUC-Africa extends Solidarity Message to the Workers and the People of Morocco

The African Regional Organization of the International Trade Union Confederation (, on behalf of teeming members in the 53 African countries it currently represents, expresses its solidarity with and support to the workers, people and government of Morocco following the (...)
Keywords : Climate Change And Environment ; Solidarity Letters ; Morocco ;



This guidance note presents the COS framework; it reviews the concrete steps that can be used (...)


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The pamphlet aims to introduce trade unionists to the 2030 Agenda and its overlap with the (...)