World Employment Programme (WEP)

Programme mondial de l'emploi
Programa Mundial del Empleo

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1969, within the framework of B-XB2183 - ILO. Ceased to exist.


Address the unemployment crisis in the Third World, with special attention to longer-term development projects of rural areas and to the rapidly-growing urban informal sector; draw attention to the gravity of the crisis and the need for joint action particularly between developed and developing countries; assist ILO member states in design and implementation of national employment policies and programmes and in reshaping plans to increase productive employment and reduce poverty.


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Regional schemes: U-XF2134 - Asian Regional Team for Employment Promotion (ARTEP); U-XF7118 - Jobs and Skills Programme for Africa (JASPA); U-XF2590 - Programa Regional del Empleo para América Latina y el Caribe (PREALC); U-XF0887 - Southern African Team for Employment Promotion (SATEP).

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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities



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