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.
10 June 2021
This guide presents in a simple and practical way, the stages of the reflection to be carried out to make a choice of profession. It can be used as a workbook to be completed directly. Intended for autonomous job seekers, it can also be used as a support tool by counselors at employment agencies around the world.
02 June 2021
This statistical brief provides an update on the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on youth in terms of employment, unemployment, NEET and inactivity trends, highlighting the differences between youth and adults (aged 25 and above), along with gender disparities. The brief also underscores the need for an integrated and multi-dimensional employment policy, which is based on continuing broader support to the economy and labour market, along with specific measures targeting the most vulnerable youth.
The International Labour Organization (ILO) in partnership with the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) is organising an online training course intended to capacitate participants to develop and implement results measurement plans for youth employment programmes and contribute to the monitoring and evaluation framework of the Nigerian Youth Employment Action Plan (NIYEAP).
Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) and ILO Webinar
Taking stock of the COVID-19 crisis: the impact on the labour market and how countries have responded
The Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) jointly organized a webinar on the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the labour market and how countries have responded.
Collective knowledge that works for youth!
04 May 2021
YouthForesight will serve as a one-stop shop providing curated publications, databases, tools and multimedia resources to support evidence-based action on young people’s education and skilling, employment, entrepreneurship, and engagement.
UN Women - ILO Policy Tool
31 March 2021
UN Women – ILO Joint Programme Promoting Decent Employment for Women through Inclusive Growth Strategies and Investments in Care.
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)