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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: Time to Act for SDG 8: Integrating Decent Work, Sustained Growth and Environmental Integrity

This report presents progress towards Sustainable Development Goal 8, analyses interlinkages with other SDGs and provides policy recommendations.

ILO Centenary Declaration for the Future of Work

The Declaration was adopted at the 108th International Labour Conference, which marked the 100th anniversary of the ILO. It looks at the major challenges and opportunities for the future of work and provides guidance for dealing with these pressing issues.

ILO: Lifelong learning and the future of work: Challenges and opportunities (Video)

This video aims to raise awareness on the concept of lifelong learning. It also provides insights on to whom does lifelong learning apply as well as on the role governments, employers and workers play in supporting lifelong learning goals.

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25 Nov 2019 to 29 Nov 2019 , Turin, Italy

The Employment Policy Department and ITCILO are organizing the third edition of the Global Knowledge Sharing Forum on Transition t...

23 Oct 2019 to 26 Oct 2019 , Ponta Delgada, Portugal

European Forum of Technical and Vocational Education and Training Annual Conference...

1 Oct 2019 to 3 Oct 2019 , Medellín, Colombia

This year’s ICLC will discuss effective lifelong learning policies and practices that lead to inclusive, safe, resilient and susta...

23 Sep 2019 to 27 Sep 2019 , Turin, Italy

This training course will examine methodologies, institutional arrangements and models for analyzing the skills and competences ne...

23 Aug 2019 to 24 Aug 2019 , Kazan, Russia

WorldSkills Conference will discuss the megatrends and the solutions that skills offer to these megatrends....

12 Aug 2019 to 23 Aug 2019 , Turin, Italy

For its 100th anniversary, the ILO is inviting young people from all over the world for a Summer School and Global Debate on the F...

Portals and other resources

  • SKILLS Panorama 

    Skills Panorama, powered by CEDEFOP, turns labour market data into accurate and timely intelligence to offer new insights into skill needs in the European Union.

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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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Why do skills matter

Why do skills matter

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