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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

    An uneven and gender-unequal COVID-19 recovery: Update on gender and employment trends 2021

    26 October 2021

    The COVID-19 crisis caused unprecedented job losses, hitting women the hardest, particularly in middle-income countries. The COVID-19 recovery is proving both uneven and gender-unequal, as women’s employment recovery is lagging behind men’s.

  2. Video

    Employment Policy Gateway: For accessing national employment policies, and youth employment strategies

    19 October 2021

    This video presents the ILO Employment Policy Gateway, a unique worldwide reference and source of information on national employment policies, and strategies to promote youth employment.

  3. Employment policy

    ILO launches new online database on employment policies and strategies to promote an inclusive job-rich recovery

    19 October 2021

    The online platform will serve as a unique worldwide reference and source of information on national employment policies, and strategies to promote youth employment.

  4. Report

    Two decades of national employment policies 2000-2020

    13 October 2021

    Part I: Employment policy design: Lessons from the past, policies for the future

  5. Publication

    Towards decent work for young refugees and host communities in the digital platform economy in Africa: Kenya, Uganda, Egypt

    12 August 2021

    This report explores job creation in the gig economy from the unique experiences and perspectives of youth and refugees, as well as from the viewpoint of digital labour and e-commerce platforms, digital training providers, start-up incubators, social partners, and policymakers.

  6. Joint ILO-FAO-Cirad engagement to support job rich recovery in Africa

    JobAgri: Putting knowledge to work to support job-rich investments in agriculture and agri-food chains in sub-Saharan Africa

    20 July 2021