News

April 2021

  1. From crisis to opportunity for sustainable peace

    A joint perspective on responding to the health, employment, and peacebuilding challenges in times of COVID-19.

  2. Perspectives on policy and practice: Tapping into the potential of big data for skills policy

    07 April 2021

    This publication has been prepared by the interagency technical vocational education and training (TVET) group on skill mismatch in digitised labour markets, to support experts and policy-makers who wish to engage in discussion on the potential of web-based big data for skills policy.

March 2021

  1. New ILO report on global employment policy tackles crisis challenges, charts path to hope and relief for millions of people

    31 March 2021

    A new ILO report, the “Global Employment Policy Review: Employment Policies for Inclusive Structural Transformation” examines current and persistent challenges in the labour market and provides a blueprint for forging new and innovative solutions to policy design and implementation, both during the current crisis and beyond.

  2. The Global Employment Policy Review: Inclusive structural transformation, employment policies and innovative solutions for a better future of work

    31 March 2021

    Interview with Sangheon Lee, Director of the Employment Policy Department, and the co-editors of the report, Dorothea Schmidt-Klau and David Kucera.

  3. Launch of the Global Employment Policy Review: Employment Policies for Inclusive Structural Transformation

    The webinar will take place on Wednesday, 31 March 2021 from 15:00 - 16:30 CET.

  4. Is the future ready for youth?

    18 March 2021

    Youth employment policies for evolving labour markets

  5. Promoting decent work in platform work

    17 March 2021

February 2021

  1. Webinar on Career Guidance policy and practice during the pandemic

    ◘ Wednesday, 17 February 2021
    ◘ 2:30 – 4:00 pm [Geneva/Paris Time]
    ◘ 8:30 – 10:30 am [Washington DC time]

  2. How the ILO can support vital public employment programmes during the COVID-19 crisis

    10 February 2021

    Public employment programmes have played an increasingly important role in government responses to the COVID-19 crisis. In this article, Maikel Lieuw-Kie-Song, ILO Specialist on the Employment Intensive Investment Programme (EIIP) sheds light on new, innovative approaches being used to assist countries like Uzbekistan in supporting their PWPs during the pandemic, resulting in temporary work for almost 500,000 women and men in 2020 – nearly twice as many jobs as those created before the pandemic.

  3. Meet the winners of the 1st Cambodia Skills Challenge Innovation Call

    The Ceremony will be presided over by the Minister of Labour and Vocational Training and the Resident Coordinator of the UN in Cambodia, along with the participation of the Director of the ILO Country Office for Thailand, Cambodia and Lao PDR.