Employment Policy Department

The Department is responsible for promoting full and productive employment by developing integrated employment, development and skills policies that are inclusive, gender sensitive and sustainable. The work of the Department is guided by relevant ILO Conventions and Recommendations, robust analysis and evidence.
At the global level, the Department promotes policy frameworks and partnerships that aim at generating more quality employment opportunities, and contributes to and advocates for knowledge and capacity building on employment-related issues. At the country level, we support ILO constituents to develop, implement and monitor coordinated and context specific policies and programmes for more and better jobs, with a particular focus on vulnerable groups.

News

  1. Publication

    Employment Policy Department Newsletter, Jan/Feb 2023

    27 January 2023

  2. UN Women - ILO Joint Programme

    Technical workshop on Care, Decent Work and Macroeconomic Policy

    This technical workshop will showcase results of the UN Women and - ILO Joint Programme collaboration, inform on key lessons learnt, share innovative approaches, and reflect on issues and strategic future perspectives on care, decent work and macroeconomic policy.

  3. Podcast series: Global challenges – Global solutions

    The Global Accelerator: What it is and what it does in the future of work

    12 January 2023

    In the face or multiple global challenges, the Global Accelerator on Jobs and Social Protection for Just Transitions has been launched to increase coordination of the multilateral system’s efforts to help countries create 400 million decent jobs in both developed and emerging economies, and to extend social protection to 4 billion people who are currently excluded.

Key resources

  1. Global Accelerator on Jobs and Social Protection for Just Transitions

  2. ILC.110/Resolution IV. Resolution concerning the third recurrent discussion on employment

  3. ILC.110/Resolution III. Resolution to place on the agenda of the next ordinary session of the Conference an item entitled “Apprenticeships”

  4. ILC.110/Record No. 5A. Proposed resolution and Conclusions submitted to the Conference for adoption by the Standard-Setting Committee: Apprenticeships

  5. ILO Monitor on the world of work. 9th edition

  6. Briefing notes: ILO Monitor: COVID-19 and the world of work

  7. ILC.109. Global Call for Action for a Human-Centred Recovery from the COVID-19 crisis that is inclusive, sustainable and resilient

  8. ILC.109/Record No. 10A. Reports of the General Discussion Working Party on skills and lifelong learning. Proposed resolution and conclusions submitted to the Conference for adoption

  9. ILC.109/Report VI. Shaping skills and lifelong learning for the future of work

  10. ILC.109/Resolution III. Resolution concerning the second recurrent discussion on social protection (social security)

  11. Global Employment Policy Review 2020: Employment Policies for Inclusive Structural Transformation. First edition

  12. Global Employment Trends for Youth 2020: Technology and the future of jobs

  13. Recurrent discussion on the strategic objective of employment

  14. A Skilled Workforce for Strong, Sustainable and Balanced Growth

  15. Conclusions on skills for improved productivity, employment growth and development

  16. Creating jobs through public investment

  17. Transition from the informal to the formal economy. All you need to know about Recommendation 204.

  18. Employment and decent work in situations of fragility, conflict and disaster