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Employment Policy in a Changing World - ILO Staff Retreat

The Employment Policy Department hosted a retreat in Geneva from the 14th to the 16th of September, 2010, titled ‘Employment Policy in a Changing World’. The aim of the Retreat was to create a common platform of vision, knowledge and action on employment policy development. The event was attended by employment specialists from the field, HQ staff and external resource persons. The retreat’s main objectives were to provide participants with an overview of state-of-the-art knowledge of key issues in the design of national employment policies, develop a shared vision among both HQ and field colleagues on the delivery of policy advisory services to member states in line with the 2010 ILC Recurrent discussion on employment and taking into account diversity of regional contexts, needs and levels of development, provide tangible lessons and guidelines that will enable colleagues working in the field of employment policy to enhance their capacity to serve and support constituents more effectively, and assessing the new employment agenda in the context of DWA and GJP demands, and assess our frameworks and tools for action and discuss the new focus for research and capacity building.

Meeting document | 07 September 2011

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Objectives

The Retreat, organized by the Employment Policy Department (EMP/POLICY), aimed to create a common platform of vision, knowledge and action on employment policy development. It was a learning, sharing, planning and evaluating event on employment policy, centred on the following objectives:

  • reviewing main employment challenges in light of globalization and the post Crisis recovery
  • assessing the new employment agenda in the context of the DWA, DWCP, Crisis and GJP and the implications for our analytic frameworks, policy advice and tools for action
  • developing a shared vision among both HQ and field colleagues on support and policy advice for the design of National Employment Policies (NEPs) in line with the Strategic Policy Framework (Programme and Budget 2010/2011) and the 2010 ILC Conclusions on employment, taking into account diversity of regional contexts, needs and levels of development
  • sharing state-of-the-art knowledge on new approaches and methodologies in the design, implementation and evaluation of employment policies
  • building a common understanding on the next steps for research, knowledge and capacity building

Documentation

The essential readings for the Retreat were:

ILO, June 2010, ‘Report VI Employment policies for social justice and a fair globalization’ Chapter 2, 3, and 7, Recurrent item report on employment, Sixth item on the agenda

ILO, June 2010, ‘Provisional record 18: RIE Conclusions’, International Labour Conference at its 99th Session,’ Geneva

A more extensive list of resources will follow shortly

Venue and Date

The Retreat took place from the 14 - 16 September in the Pavillon Gallatin, Château de Penthes, 18 Chemin de l'Impératrice, Geneva.

Participants

Participants included the Employment Policy Department, employment specialists from the regions, other technical specialists, ILO ITC Turin and external resource persons. In addition, staff from other technical units attended selected sessions.

Participants from the field offices contributed to the Retreat by sharing country and regional perspectives for each session throughout the programme.

Organization and Logistics

The Retreat was organized by the Employment Policy Department (EMP/POLICY), Employment sector.

Below are names of contact persons for additional information and follow up:

Ms. Aude Morgado (morgado@ilo.org)

Ms. Jane Bang (bang@ilo.org)

Ms. Sarah Anwar (anwars@ilo.org)

Tags: employment policy

Regions and countries covered: Global

Unit responsible: Employment Policy Department (EMP/POLICY)

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