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

    Employment Policy Department Newsletter, Nov/Dec 2022

    25 November 2022

  2. Event

    High-level meeting on “Social Dialogue With and For Youth”

    This high-level meeting for invited participants aims to trigger discussion and debate on the issue of social dialogue with and for youth.

  3. © Canva studio/Pexels 2022

    Podcast series: Global challenges – Global solutions

    Global shifts in employment structure: A new geography of jobs?

    09 November 2022

    Over more than a decade, a series of economic crises have rocked the labour markets, eliminating millions of jobs in some sectors and spawning millions of new ones in others. This podcast examines the extent of these changes in employment structures, and how they affect different regions of the world and the future of work.

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