During the period 2010–15, the ILO’s strategy for promoting full, productive and freely chosen employment, as stipulated in Convention No. 122, is guided by the Global Employment Agenda, and include the following key outcomes:
- coordinated and coherent policies to generate Promoting inclusive job-rich growth;
- skills development policies to increase the employability of workers, the competitiveness of enterprises and the inclusiveness of growth;
- policies and programmes to promote sustainable enterprises and entrepreneurship.
The outcomes will focus Office support to constituents to attain more productive employment and decent work, especially through efforts to enhance labour demand, employability and quality of work. The employment strategy will be pursued within an integrated framework of the Decent Work Agenda’s four interrelated strategic objectives, and through articulation of policies, programmes, and participation of social partners and other stakeholders. Particular emphasis will be placed on addressing young men and women’s unemployment and vulnerability. Priorities also include support to constituents’ efforts in designing and implementing integrated policies for rural employment, transformation of the informal economy and crisis responses.
Promoting equal opportunities for women and men will be achieved including through the application of existing tools such as the gender checklist that encompasses the Global Employment Agenda’s policy areas.
The strategy includes a comprehensive approach to knowledge management, which consists of an integrated cycle of research, knowledge-sharing, and networking with UN agencies and other external partners. This approach will be geared towards policy coherence and advocacy, technical cooperation and monitoring and impact assessments for decent work.