COVID-19 and employment policies: Resources and tools

Target groups

  1. 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. Building Forward Fairer: Women’s rights to work and at work at the core of the COVID-19 recovery

    19 July 2021

    This policy brief provides an outlook of where women stand in the labour market after more than a year into the COVID-19 pandemic.

  3. Reimagining Youth Skills Post-Pandemic

    This year’s World Youth Skills Day will again take place in a challenging context, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and with education and training systems yet to return to pre-crisis conditions. It aims to celebrate the resilience and creativity of youth throughout the crisis and focus attention on how technical and vocational education and training (TVET) systems have adapted to the pandemic, participate in the recovery, and imagine priorities they should adopt for the post-COVID-19 world.

  4. Webinar on Career Guidance policy and practice during the pandemic

    ◘ Wednesday, 17 February 2021
    ◘ 2:30 – 4:00 pm [Geneva/Paris Time]
    ◘ 8:30 – 10:30 am [Washington DC time]

  5. ILO-UNESCO-World Bank Webinar on TVET and skills development in the time COVID-19

    The webinar will take place on Monday, 1 February 2021 from 14:30 - 16:00 (CET).

  6. Event flyer: How employment and decent work can contribute to peace and social cohesion in the time of the COVID-19 crisis

    03 September 2020

  7. How employment and decent work can contribute to peace and social cohesion in the time of the COVID-19 crisis

    The virtual event will discuss the key contribution of employment and decent work to peacebuilding, social cohesion and social justice, in particular in the time of the COVID-19 crisis.

  8. Youth & COVID-19: Impacts on jobs, education, rights and mental well-being

    11 August 2020

    The report captures the immediate effects of the pandemic on the lives of young people (aged 18–29) with regards to employment, education, mental well-being, rights and social activism. Over 12,000 responses were received from young people in 112 countries.

  9. A gender-responsive employment recovery: Building back fairer

    24 July 2020

    The COVID-19 crisis has laid bare the entrenched gender inequalities that plague labour markets. Building back fairer will only be possible by tackling these inequalities head on during the emergency and recovery phases.

  10. Skills for a Resilient Youth in the Era of COVID-19 and Beyond

    The World Youth Skills Day 2020 will take stock of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on skills development and explore how young people can respond to the economic crisis. The focus will be on helping young people be more resilient to changes caused by the current crisis and in the world of work in general.