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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.


Our vision     Our values      What we do           Our history          How we are organised       


President        Vice-presidents      Treasurer          Executive secretary         


The WAPES Staff       Consultants