News

July 2021

  1. Setting up effective Job Centres in developing countries with reference to sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and North Africa Regions

    30 July 2021

    This toolkit is part of a package of guidelines and tools comprising a research paper on trends and developments in employment services in the regions and guidelines on setting up effective job centres developed in collaboration with GIZ Youmatch Programme.

  2. Career development support at the heart of lifelong learning systems

  3. JobAgri: Putting knowledge to work to support job-rich investments in agriculture and agri-food chains in sub-Saharan Africa

    20 July 2021

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Lost in COVID-19 limbo-land: Pandemic hits youth employment hard

    14 July 2021

    The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately affected young people not only in terms of their participation in the labour market but also through severe disruptions in education and training. In this podcast, ILO senior youth employment experts Niall O’Higgins and Sher Verick analyze the current situation and where we are headed.

June 2021

  1. Public Employment Services pressing ahead with digitalization should be aware of the digital divide

    30 June 2021

    The internet is becoming a key resource for job seekers, entrepreneurs or those looking to make a career change. The digitalization of public employment services (PES) has accelerated in response to the COVID-19 crisis. To ensure they remain inclusive, PES should beware of the barriers limiting access to clients with low digital literacy and pinpoint solutions for making services easy to access, safe and as intuitive as possible.

  2. Impact of COVID-19 on Skilling, Upskilling and Reskilling in Enterprises

    The research seminar will take place on 28 June 2021 from 13:00 - 14:30 (CEST).

  3. Skills Anticipation and Matching in Africa: Raising awareness about the importance of anticipating labour market skills needs

    Under the auspices of the Skills Initiative for Africa, (SIFA) the Africa Union Commission, and African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD), with the technical support of the International Labour Organization will be holding an Africa wide conference on Skills Anticipation.

  4. Workshop: Practices towards algorithmic management and their impact on workers

    Two-day technical workshop on “Practices towards algorithmic management and their impact on workers” is being organized on 15-16 June under the research component of the “Building partnerships on the future of work” project as part of a collaboration between the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission (EC-JRC), European Commission Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion and the ILO – and with the participation of EU-OSHA and EUROFOUND.