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Employment, Labour Markets and Youth Branch (EMPLAB)
International Labour Office

4, Route des Morillons

Geneva 22
Switzerland
CH-1211


Tel : +41 22 799 7843; +41 22 799 7456
Email : EMPLAB@ilo.org
Website : www.ilo.org/policy

Employment, Labour Markets and Youth Branch (EMPLAB)

EMPLAB supports governments, and workers’ and employers’ organisations to develop and implement gender-responsive employment and labour market policies with a focus on youth, in line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

We work with member States to respond to their employment challenges and shape a better future of work by:
  • Building their capacities on the design, delivery and monitoring of gender-sensitive, youth inclusive employment policies;
  • Generating global knowledge and evidence through research, diagnostics and assessments;
  • Strengthening their ability to design, delivery and monitor employment services and labour market programmes for effective labour market transitions;
  • Mobilising resources and partnerships to scale up action and the impact of our work.
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What's new

  1. Policy brief

    COVID-19 - Tackling the jobs crisis in the Least Developed Countries

    18 January 2021

    This policy brief provides an overview of the evolution of the COVID-19-induced health and labour market crises in the Least Developed Countries (LDCs). While highlighting how the outbreak is affecting jobs and incomes, and looking at policy responses so far, it also provides suggestions for national employment and economic policies, as well as international support, to help LDCs on their path to a job-rich recovery and future resilience.

  2. Book

    The labour implications of technological upgrading in China

    16 December 2020

    This study provides a comprehensive, state-of-the art overview of technological upgrading in China and its labour implications.

  3. ILO Working Paper 19

    Trends and new developments in employment services to support transitions in Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and North Africa Regions

    16 December 2020

    This paper presents the findings of a survey undertaken in selected countries in the Sub Saharan Africa and Middle East and North Africa regions (SSA and MENA) aimed at reviewing the status of employment service provision, challenges and opportunities for their development.

  4. ILO Working Paper 20

    COVID-19, jobs and the future of work in the LDCs: A (disheartening) preliminary account

    15 December 2020

    This paper provides an overview of the evolution of the COVID-19-induced health and labour market crises in the Least Developed Countries (LDCs), drawing on a large set of available data and sources. It highlights how the outbreak is affecting jobs and incomes via multiple channels of transmission. It looks at policy responses so far and provides some suggestions for national employment and economic policies, as well as international support to help LDCs on their path to a job-rich recovery and future resilience.

  5. Infographic

    ILO maps out technological transformation in Public Employment Services

    14 December 2020

  6. Publication

    Digital skills and the future of work: Challenges and opportunities in a post COVID-19 environment (WISIS Session 216, 29 July 2020)

    11 December 2020

    This note is based on the WISIS Forum 2020 session “Digital skills and the future of work: challenges and opportunities in a post COVID-19 environment” hosted by ITU.