Employment Policy Department

The Department is responsible for promoting full and productive employment by developing integrated employment, development and skills policies that are inclusive, gender sensitive and sustainable. The work of the Department is guided by relevant ILO Conventions and Recommendations, robust analysis and evidence.
At the global level, the Department promotes policy frameworks and partnerships that aim at generating more quality employment opportunities, and contributes to and advocates for knowledge and capacity building on employment-related issues. At the country level, we support ILO constituents to develop, implement and monitor coordinated and context specific policies and programmes for more and better jobs, with a particular focus on vulnerable groups.

News

  1. Publication

    Work Wise Youth: A guide to youth rights at work

    14 February 2024

  2. © ILO 2024

    Podcast series: Global challenges – Global solutions

    Informal apprenticeships and the future of work

    13 February 2024

    Millions of young people in the developing world acquire skills through apprenticeships in the informal economy and in many countries, greatly outnumber youth acquiring skills through formal technical and vocational education and training. A new ILO labour standard on quality apprenticeships has focused attention on the need to upgrade training and learning to strengthen apprenticeships in the informal economy.

  3. © Mirza A. / ILO 2024

    News

    Question and Answers: Part II, Two decades of national employment policies report, 2000-2020

    12 February 2024

    Since the early 2000s, the ILO has increasingly been assisting countries to support the development of integrated and comprehensive employment policies. This Q&A provides insights on Part II of the publication “Two decades of national employment policies 2000-2020: Towards a new generation of national employment policies (NEPs)”. The review – the first of its kind - analyses the main characteristics and trends in national employment policies across the world and over time. The review highlights that a new generation of employment policies will need to pursue some existing challenges while also addressing new ones.

Key resources

  1. Global Accelerator on Jobs and Social Protection for Just Transitions

  2. ILC.110/Resolution IV. Resolution concerning the third recurrent discussion on employment

  3. ILC.110/Resolution III. Resolution to place on the agenda of the next ordinary session of the Conference an item entitled “Apprenticeships”

  4. ILC.110/Record No. 5A. Proposed resolution and Conclusions submitted to the Conference for adoption by the Standard-Setting Committee: Apprenticeships

  5. ILO Monitor on the world of work. 9th edition

  6. Briefing notes: ILO Monitor: COVID-19 and the world of work

  7. ILC.109. Global Call for Action for a Human-Centred Recovery from the COVID-19 crisis that is inclusive, sustainable and resilient

  8. ILC.109/Record No. 10A. Reports of the General Discussion Working Party on skills and lifelong learning. Proposed resolution and conclusions submitted to the Conference for adoption

  9. ILC.109/Report VI. Shaping skills and lifelong learning for the future of work

  10. ILC.109/Resolution III. Resolution concerning the second recurrent discussion on social protection (social security)

  11. Global Employment Policy Review 2020: Employment Policies for Inclusive Structural Transformation. First edition

  12. Global Employment Trends for Youth 2020: Technology and the future of jobs

  13. Recurrent discussion on the strategic objective of employment

  14. A Skilled Workforce for Strong, Sustainable and Balanced Growth

  15. Conclusions on skills for improved productivity, employment growth and development

  16. Creating jobs through public investment

  17. Transition from the informal to the formal economy. All you need to know about Recommendation 204.

  18. Employment and decent work in situations of fragility, conflict and disaster