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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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  1. © Mirza A. / ILO 2024

    News

    Question and Answers: Part II, Two decades of national employment policies report, 2000-2020

    12 February 2024

    Since the early 2000s, the ILO has increasingly been assisting countries to support the development of integrated and comprehensive employment policies. This Q&A provides insights on Part II of the publication “Two decades of national employment policies 2000-2020: Towards a new generation of national employment policies (NEPs)”. The review – the first of its kind - analyses the main characteristics and trends in national employment policies across the world and over time. The review highlights that a new generation of employment policies will need to pursue some existing challenges while also addressing new ones.

  2. UN Women - ILO Policy Tool

    Assessing the employment situation in five countries and promoting a gender responsive structural transformation

    09 February 2024

    A consolidated report on lessons learned and policy insights

  3. UN Women - ILO Policy Tool

    SAM-based analysis of gendered employment sectoral strategies in Ethiopia

    09 February 2024

  4. UN Women - ILO Policy Tool

    Gendered employment analysis and policy recommendations in Ethiopia

    09 February 2024

    Evidence from Hawassa and Yirgalem Intergrated Industrial Parks

  5. Statistical brief

    Sri Lanka’s Labour Market during the Economic Crisis of 2022-2023

    21 December 2023

    Why the unemployment rate does not tell the full story

  6. Guidelines

    Guidelines on Green Employment Diagnostics for Just Transitions

    21 December 2023

    Supporting countries understand and respond to the opportunities and threats posed by climate change, and policy responses to promote just transitions