Employment services: News and events

May 2022

  1. News

    ILO Launches Ratification Campaign to Broaden Adoption of its Key Employment Services Conventions

    25 May 2022

    Emphasizing the critical importance of public and private employment services to achieve robust labour markets and a human-centered and job-rich recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, the International Labour Organization has launched a targeted effort to increase ratifications of two key conventions among its member States.

  2. The ILO’s Youth Employment Action Plan (YEAP) 2020-30

    YEAP objective: To effectively make a difference in securing a better future of work for young people by promoting a human-centred, pro-youth job rich recovery from the COVID crisis, and beyond.

    10 May 2022

  3. Virtual event

    Technical tripartite webinar for the ratification campaign of ILO Conventions on Employment Service, and Private Employment Agencies

    This tripartite webinar aims to raise awareness of the importance of the fundamental role played by the Employment Service Convention, 1948 (No. 88) and the Private Employment Agencies Convention, 1997 (No. 181) in supporting a human-centred, job-rich recovery from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and helping workers and employers adapt to challenges in rapidly changing labour markets.

April 2022

  1. News

    To Support a Job-Rich Recovery, ILO Launches Drive to Broaden Ratification of Key Employment Services Conventions

    05 April 2022

    The International Labour Organization is launching a campaign aimed at increasing ratifications and implementation by member States of its key Conventions on public and private employment services, which have become increasingly vital to shoring up labour markets and assuring a job-rich recovery from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

March 2022

  1. Fair Recruitment

    The ILO launches the Fair recruitment Initiative (Phase II, 2021-2025) for Africa

    The ILO Regional Office for Africa in collaboration with the African Union Commission, the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) and the International Organization of Employers (IOE) are partnering to launch the Fair Recruitment Initiative in Africa in March 2022. This launch is an opportunity to expand the implementation of successful fair recruitment approaches to other countries in Africa.

  2. Event

    Webinar on Career Guidance for Building Young People’s Future: The Role of Employment Services

February 2022

  1. Fair recruitment

    The ILO’s Fair Recruitment Initiative (FRI) builds momentum with its new advisory committee

    08 February 2022

    Representatives of the governments of Bangladesh, Italy, Kenya, Mexico, Qatar, Switzerland and Tunisia, the International Organisation of Employers (IOE), the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) and the Swiss Development Cooperation agency met for the first time in January 2022 as members of the Advisory Committee of the ILO Fair Recruitment Initiative. Committee Members will share knowledge and expertise, identify common challenges and opportunities and provide strategic guidance to the ILO in implementing the Fair Recruitment Initiative strategy for 2021-25.

December 2021

  1. Webinar

    Labour market transitions: Findings and research directions from a novel dataset

    In this virtual event, authors of the ILO brief that introduces this occupational mobility network will discuss their collaboration, methods used, initial findings, and future research directions that may be pursued in 2022 and beyond.

November 2021

  1. News

    ILO Partners the Government of Nigeria towards Reforming Recruitment Processes and Standardizing Operational Conduct of Private Employment Agencies (PEAs)

    26 November 2021

    Arising from observed institutional and operational challenges that pervades the recruitment industry in Nigeria, the Federal Government with support from the International Labour Organization (ILO) has successfully completed a revision of the Code of Conduct for Private Employment Agencies (PEAs), introducing revised guidelines to facilitate ethical conduct of licensed recruiters of outsourced personnel.

  2. News

    Women entrepreneurs join hands for better recovery post COVID-19

    07 November 2021

    Supported by the ILO, the women entrepreneurs’ forum in Uganda extends its support services to refugee and host community business women affected by the pandemic.