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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. Report

    Lessons learned from employment diagnostics during the COVID-19 crisis

    27 May 2022

    The overall objective of this document is to provide policymakers, development practitioners and social partners with a better understanding of the different types of employment diagnostic approaches that have been undertaken during the Covid-19 pandemic.

  2. Report

    Youth labour market resilience during the COVID-19 crisis in three middle-income countries

    02 March 2022

    Young people have been especially hard hit by the COVID-19 crisis. Despite support provided by governments, many young people had to rely on their individual capabilities and resources to adapt and react to these difficult times.

  3. Event

    Webinar on Career Guidance for Building Young People’s Future: The Role of Employment Services

  4. Podcast: ILO/Sida Partnership

    Thinking globally, acting locally: Tackling youth employment in El Salvador

    11 February 2022

    This podcast provides a closer look at how El Salvador is using the global expertise of the ILO and the resources of the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) to generate new and inclusive employment policies. Guests are ILO Employment, Labour Markets and Youth Branch Chief Sukti Dasgupta in Geneva and ILO-SIDA project manager Juan José Urbina in El Salvador.

  5. Guide

    Guidelines on the setting-up of effective job centres in developing countries with reference to Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and North Africa regions

    07 February 2022

    These Guidelines on how to establish job centres (employment service centres) were developed in response to calls from ILO constituents and the YouMatch Project partner countries in sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East and North Africa regions.

  6. News

    Take the ILO Rapid Survey on the Impacts of COVID-19 on Work and Aspirations

    10 December 2021

    The International Labour Organization has launched a rapid survey on the impacts of COVID-19 on work and aspirations. We want to hear from you!