Employment Policy Department

Promoting full and productive employment by developing integrated employment, development and skills policies that maximize the employment impact of economic growth, investment and development and which are inclusive, gender sensitive, productive and sustainable is essential for achieving ILO’s strategic objective on employment".               
Ms Azita Berar Awad

News

  1. Event

    The ILO and the United Nations Climate Change Conference - COP23

    The annual United Nations Climate Change Conference will be presided by Fiji and held in Bonn, Germany from 6-17 November 2017. This twenty-third session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP23) will meet with the objective to advance the aims and ambitions of the Paris Agreement and achieve progress on its implementation guidelines.

  2. ILO Work in Progress Blog

    Are young people overskilled or underskilled?

    30 October 2017

    ILO Taqeem blogs about their participation at the World Skills Competition 2017 held in Abu Dhabi

  3. Rural 21 Article: Tapping the potential of rural youth, Vol. 51 Nr. 3/2017

    Decent jobs for rural youth

    30 October 2017

    An article by the ILO Youth Employment Programme appeared in Rural21, the International Journal for Rural Development

  4. Inclusive Green Growth and Job Creation

    Successful first Green Africa Forum in Zambia

    28 September 2017

    In September 2017 Zambia hosted the first “Africa Forum on Private Sector Inclusive Growth and Decent Green Jobs Creation”.

  5. Publication

    Labour market institutions and youth labour markets: Minimum wages and youth employment revisited

    21 September 2017

    EMPLOYMENT Working Paper No. 223

  6. Our impact, Their voices

    ‘Barefoot engineering’: How to boost rural development and local youth employment

    20 September 2017

    Shortage of engineers in rural areas has been affecting the quality and effective service delivery of the infrastructure works launched under MGNREGA in India. A training programme, set up by the Ministry of Rural Development with technical assistance of the ILO, addresses the skills gap while providing decent jobs to thousands of discouraged youth and promoting sustainable development in rural areas.

  7. Publication

    Studies on employment and extractive industry-dominated African countries

    18 September 2017

    EMPLOYMENT Working Paper No. 221