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This website aims to strengthen the links between education, training, and productive and decent work. It does this through sharing knowledge, information, tools and experiences from a range of international organizations and representatives of government, and employers’ and workers’ organizations.

This website has been created through cooperation by the ILO, UNESCO, the OECD and the World Bank and in an effort to pool relevant knowledge on skills for employment.

ILO Survey Report on the National Initiatives to Promote Quality Apprenticeships in G20 Countries

This report presents the main findings of the ILO survey on national initiatives to promote quality apprenticeships in the G20 member states. It was conducted between September and December 2017 as an ILO initiative to take stock of and widely share good practices in this area.

UNCTAD: Economic Development in Africa Report 2018, Migration for Structural Transformation

The report argues that African migration can play a key role in the structural transformation of the continent’s economies. Well-managed migration also provides an important means for helping to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, both in Africa and beyond.

Skills shift: Automation and the future of the workforce

This discussion paper, part of the McKinsey Global Institute's ongoing research on the impact of technology on the economy, business and society, presents new findings on the coming shift in demand for workforce skills and how work is organised within companies, as people increasingly interact with machines in the workplace.

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15 Jul 2018 , New York, USA

UNESCO-UNEVOC follows the United Nations’ stride in celebrating the World Youth Skills Day every year on 15th July, and reaffirms ...

9 Jul 2018 to 13 Jul 2018 , Turin, Italy

This course provides insight into and practical skills for creating a conducive environment for the management of vocational train...

4 Jul 2018 to 5 Jul 2018 , ILO, Geneva, Switzerland

This international conference aims to deepen discussions on initiatives at global, regional and national levels to facilitate inno...

25 Jun 2018 to 6 Jul 2018 , UN Campus, Bonn, Germany

The Programme seeks to build the capacity of international TVET experts to become change agents in their institutions and countrie...

17 Jun 2018 , Paris, France

Call for nominations of the 2018 edition of the UNESCO International Literacy Prizes which focuses this year on Literacy and Skill...

7 Jun 2018 , Geneva, Switzerland

Employment and Decent Work for Peace and Resilience. The event will take place at 10:00 a.m. (CET) at the Assembly Hall of the Pal...

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  • Skills for Trade and Economic Diversification

    STED provides guidance for the integration of skills development in sectoral policies. The programme is designed to support growth and decent employ­ment creation in sectors that have the potential to increase exports and contribute to economic diversification.

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  • ILO-Norway Partnership on Skills Development

    Skills development is an essential prerequisite for youth employment and sustainable development. Moreover, skills are important to achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.Yet limited access...

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  • International Training Centre

    The Centre is the training arm of the International Labour Organization (ILO). It provides training in subjects that further the ILO's pursuit of decent work for all.

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