On 27-28 November 2017, the Employment Policy Department will bring together researchers, policy-makers, practitioners and other stakeholders to review and discuss on-going research on demand for jobs and bottlenecks in developed and developing countries. The themes discussed will cover the impact of automation and digital technologies, issues related to pro-employment macro-economic and sectoral policies, trends in employment and labour market programmes, the future of work for youth and women, transition to formality, and the design and implementation of comprehensive employment policy frameworks. The main objective is to share knowledge and policy lessons learnt on fostering full employment and inclusive and sustainable economic growth. The symposium is part of the work of the Department under its Global Product on Jobs and Skills Mismatch. It follows an earlier conference, held in May 2017, which looked at the labour market impact and policy implications of various forms of skill mismatch.
Members of permanent missions, employers and workers, international organizations and academia are welcome to attend.