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About this website

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/OECD: Building Trust in a Changing World of Work

Flagship report for the ‘Global Deal for Decent Work and Inclusive Growth’ partnership. The fundamental idea at the heart of the Global Deal is to highlight and promote the potential of sound industrial relations and enhanced social dialogue as a means to foster decent work, quality jobs, and increased productivity – and by extension greater equality and inclusive growth.

World Economic Forum: The future of jobs report 2018

This report finds that as workforce transformations accelerate, the window of opportunity for proactive management of this change is closing fast and business, government and workers must proactively plan and implement a new vision for the global labour market.

ILO Director-General: Rethink lifelong learning

A new approach to lifelong learning is needed for the future of work, says Director-General of the International Labour Organization, Guy Ryder, in a speech to Education and Employment Ministers at a G20 ministers’ meeting held in Argentina, 6-7 September 2018.

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10 Dec 2018 to 14 Dec 2018 , Turin, Italie

The main objective of the course is to provide participants with a sound understanding of the main functions, components, and appl...

10 Dec 2018 to 14 Dec 2018 , Turin, Italie

The overall objective of this course is to provide a conceptual framework for the promotion of more and better jobs for inclusive ...

3 Dec 2018 to 5 Dec 2018 , Brussels, Belgium

Education in an Interconnected World: Ensuring inclusive and equitable development....

21 Nov 2018 to 22 Nov 2018 , Turin, Italie

‘Skills for the Future: Managing Transition’ will be an opportunity to exchange views from the EU and beyond, explore ways to resp...

13 Nov 2018 to 14 Nov 2018 , Dakar, Senegal

Join us at the YES Forum in Dakar, Senegal, on 13-14 November 2018 to learn more about youth entrepreneurship policies, improving ...

12 Nov 2018 to 16 Nov 2018 , Turin, Italy

This course discusses underlying principles, general guidelines and different approaches to identify adequate financing mechanisms...

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

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To ensure that our website continues to be user friendly, practical and delivers on the expectations envisioned by its different audiences, we’d like to know more about who you are. From the following, which would you identify with most?

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