The World Association of Public Employment Services (WAPES), operating since 1988, is a platform for exchange of information / knowledge between member countries and a global speaking partner in the field of employment and labour market issues.
As first reference point on a global scale for labour market policies. It brings together 80 public employment agencies and over 1 million staff from around the world.
WAPES is based on the values of its members. The values are non-for-profit orientation, transparency, equal opportunities, high quality in service delivery, accessibility, and service-orientation.