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. Policy brief

    Policy sequences during and after COVID-19: A review of labour market policy patterns

    24 June 2022

    This policy brief tracks the sequential logic of labour market policies across a sample of countries from all world regions.

  2. Report

    Promoting youth employment during COVID-19: A review of policy responses

    24 June 2022

    This report gives an overview on actual policy responses in the area of youth employment during the COVID-19 crisis in 20 selected countries.

  3. Podcast series: Global challenges – Global solutions

    Skilling, re-skilling, digitalization and the future of work

    24 June 2022

    This podcast episode explores labour market skills needs, and how education, training and lifelong learning can effectively skill and re-skill workers throughout their lives in an evolving and increasingly digitalized labour market.

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