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.
Virtual launch event
Virtual launch of the ILO report “Public employment services and active labour market policies for transitions: Responses to mega trends and crises”
This online launch event presents the main finding of the ILO report “Public employment services and active labour market policies for transitions: Responses to mega trends and crises.”
ILO in partnership with Government of France
What strategic and organizational choices should Public Employment Services make in the face of new challenges in the labour market?
This webinar is an opportunity to discover the results of an international benchmark study on employment services conducted by the Government of France and to discuss with representatives of several contributing countries their public employment models.
Global Report Part I
Public employment services and active labour market policies for transitions: Responses to mega trends and crises
14 July 2023
The first global report by the ILO on public employment services explores their role in mitigating the labor market disruptions stemming from the COVID-19 crisis and potentially future crises. Additionally, it investigates the adaptive measures and innovative strategies these institutions have employed to navigate the evolving world of work during the past two decades.
29 June 2023
The briefs analyze youth labour market issues and the school-to-work transition in seven sub-Saharan countries, review their youth employment policies and provide a sub-regional overview of youth employment trends.
Joint ILO-FAO-Cirad-AU 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 Africa
28 June 2023
27 June 2023
This analytical Brief reviews and compares the findings of the Briefs on the seven countries - Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal and Uganda. It tracks the trends in youth labour markets, the impact of COVID-19 on youth employment, and the school-to-work transition across and its evolution in recent years. It identifies where youth labour market outcomes indicate recovery and where challenges remain in these countries.
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)