Nearly 40 trade union leaders from Africa are meeting in Washington, D.C., over coming days for a series of events to highlight the concerns and needs of working people throughout sub-Saharan Africa. The meetings parallel the August 4-6 White House Summit for African heads of state, with union leaders seeking to influence public debate and hold leaders accountable over key issues such as decent jobs, social protections, gender equality and environmental sustainability. Some events are open to the public. Find out more at the Solidarity Center.
photo: This hair stylist in Liberia is among the growing number of workers in the informal economy. Photo: Imani Countess