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.
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.
16 December 2020
This study provides a comprehensive, state-of-the art overview of technological upgrading in China and its labour implications.
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.
ILO Working Paper 20
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.
14 December 2020
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.
Key resources (ILO normative and policy instruments)
- Promoting employment and decent work in a changing landscape - General Survey. 2020
- ILO Centenary Declaration for the future of work, 2019
- Recommendation No. 204 concerning the Transition from the Informal to the Formal Economy. 2015
- The youth employment crisis : A call for action Resolution and conclusions of the 101st Session of the International Labour Conference, Geneva, 2012
- Private Employment Agencies Convention, 1997 (No. 181)
- Employment Policy Convention, 1964 (No. 122)
- Employment Service Convention, 1948 (No. 88)