Publications

2024

  1. Vulnerable youth, digital skills and vocational training in Latin America

    20 February 2024

  2. How Skills and Employability initiatives contribute to peace in the framework of the Humanitarian, Development and Peace Nexus

    31 January 2024

    Skills development initiatives can help prevent conflict and strengthen peace in fragile and conflict-affected contexts. If designed or adapted appropriately, they can strengthen inclusive social dialogue and trust between groups and increase people’s sense of inclusion and their resilience to disruption and violence, through increased employability. Peace can be achieved by adopting peace and conflict analysis, conflict- and gender-sensitivity measures, a social dialogue- based approach, and a strong focus on fairness and inclusion.

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    EMPLOYMENT Department Newsletter, January/February 2024

    25 January 2024

  4. Guide - Mainstreaming gender equality, disability and social inclusion (GEDSI) and the prevention and response to sexual violence in vocational education and training institutions

    23 January 2024

    The ILO Skills for Prosperity Programme worked on establishing new regulations in Indonesian TVET institutions to address sexual harassment and violence in higher education for the very first time. The work was completed with four state polytechnics, establishing a senior taskforce responsible, working with social partners to develop standard operating procedures (SOPs) that integrated investigations, prosecutions and victim support with local services; and publishing and socialising the guidelines within the institution.

  5. Manual - Mainstreaming gender equality, disability and social inclusion (GEDSI) and the prevention and response to sexual violence in vocational education and training institutions

    23 January 2024

    The ILO Skills for Prosperity Programme worked on establishing new regulations in Indonesian TVET institutions to address sexual harassment and violence in higher education for the very first time. The work was completed with four state polytechnics, establishing a senior taskforce responsible, working with social partners to develop standard operating procedures (SOPs) that integrated investigations, prosecutions and victim support with local services; and publishing and socialising the guidelines within the institution.

  6. Skills for Social Justice – Advancing social justice through stronger skills systems

    01 January 2024

    The strategic integration of skills in policies for greener jobs, structural transformations, social protection, digital transitions, and transitions to formality is necessary for creating an equitable and sustainable future for all.

2023

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    Employment Policy Department Newsletter, Nov/Dec 2023

    24 November 2023

  2. Aligning Skills Development and National Social Protection Systems.

    03 November 2023

    Coordination between social protection, employment and skills policies is a hallmark of systems that successfully empower individuals to deal with important work and life transitions.

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    Employment Policy Department Newsletter, Sept/Oct 2023

    24 September 2023

  4. Disability inclusion in small and medium-sized enterprises

    30 August 2023

    While small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) generate the majority of employment opportunities worldwide, their visibility in promoting the employment and inclusion of persons with disabilities has been low, compared to the efforts of multinational enterprises - including those global companies that are members of the ILO Global Business and Disability Network (GBDN).

  5. Sector Education and Training Authority (SETA) System in South Africa - Dr Thabo Moshongoane (CEO - Mining Qualifications Authority)

    29 August 2023

  6. Sector Skills Councils in the UK - By Simon Perryman

    29 August 2023

  7. Financing mechanisms for promoting social inclusion in skills and lifelong learning systems: Global overview of current practices and policy options

    16 August 2023

    The report analyses pros and cons of practices around the world, shedding light on the policy options to improve access to and participation in skills development and lifelong learning of disadvantaged people.

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    Employment Policy Department Newsletter, July/August 2023

    01 August 2023

  9. Global Careers Month. Challenges, opportunities and priorities

    21 July 2023

    This brief synthesises the results of discussions held during the global careers month in Regional events. It provides a fresh insight on challenges, opportunities and priorities for career guidance system development at global and regional level.

  10. Building Better Formal TVET Systems - Principles and Practice in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

    12 July 2023

    A joint study by the World Bank, the ILO, and UNESCO emphasizes the need for TVET in low- and middle-income countries to adapt to globalization, technological progress, demographic changes, and climate change.

  11. The ILO strategy on skills and lifelong learning 2030

    29 June 2023

    Lifelong learning empowers individuals and societies to adapt and thrive in an ever-changing world, equipping them with relevant knowledge, skills, and perspectives necessary for personal and professional growth. It fosters intellectual curiosity, promotes innovation and productivity, and helps individuals remain relevant and engaged in a rapidly evolving global society.

  12. Investing in career guidance. The case for workers

    29 June 2023

    This leaflet from the Inter-Agency Group advocates for quality career guidance for workers

  13. The Education-Training-Work Continuums: Pathways to Socio-Professional Inclusion for Youth and Adults

    22 June 2023

    This Special Issue by NORRAG in collaboration with the International Labour Organization explores the gaps that exist between education, training, and decent work that perpetuate exclusion and inequality for marginalized groups. By considering these three elements as an interconnected continuum, this collection of 28 contributions from 25 countries across 5 continents offers perspectives and solutions to enhance the socio-professional inclusion of disadvantaged youth and adults.

  14. TVET Mapping: Social Partners

    05 June 2023