Articles

2017

  1. Weak recovery in youth labour markets demands a sweeping response

    30 November 2017

    Despite a significant fall in youth unemployment since the height of the economic crisis in 2009, persistent unemployment and a lack of quality job opportunities continue to hamper young people’s quest for decent work.

  2. Academy on Rural Development: Towards Decent Work in the Rural Economy

    27 November 2017

    The Academy on Rural Employment takes place from 27 November to 8 December at ILO/ITC Campus in Turin

  3. Are young people overskilled or underskilled?

    30 October 2017

    ILO Taqeem blogs about their participation at the World Skills Competition 2017 held in Abu Dhabi

  4. Decent jobs for rural youth

    30 October 2017

    An article by the ILO Youth Employment Programme appeared in Rural21, the International Journal for Rural Development

  5. ‘Barefoot engineering’: How to boost rural development and local youth employment

    20 September 2017

    Shortage of engineers in rural areas has been affecting the quality and effective service delivery of the infrastructure works launched under MGNREGA in India. A training programme, set up by the Ministry of Rural Development with technical assistance of the ILO, addresses the skills gap while providing decent jobs to thousands of discouraged youth and promoting sustainable development in rural areas.

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    How to get more young people into better jobs

    10 August 2017

    New ILO book focuses on the global challenge of youth unemployment and proposes policies to create more decent jobs for young women and men.

  7. ILO Response to the Ecuador earthquake

    25 July 2017

    Following the earthquake of 7.8 magnitude that hit Ecuador in April 2016, causing significant damage and affecting several important sectors of the economy, the Government of Ecuador asked the ILO to contribute to the reconstruction efforts in coordination with the United Nations system.

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    ILO meeting to focus on jobs and skills mismatch

    10 May 2017

    ILO News talked to Paul Comyn, Senior Vocational Skills and Development Specialist in the ILO’s SKILLS branch, about the key focuses of the first annual International Conference on Jobs and Skills Mismatch from 11-12 May in Geneva.

  9. Basmadi can laugh now, surviving the disaster with bike repair business

    15 March 2017

    The eruption of Mt. Sinabung has changed the life of Basmadi Kapri Peranginangin. The disaster has ruined his village and livelihoods, but he has now risen with new hopes and dreams with his new business.

  10. Employment Opportunities through Apprenticeship scheme for Youth in Bosasso

    03 February 2017

    Fishing industry in Somalia has high potential for growth and job creation especially for the youth.

  11. ILO and PMGSY – Road to ending poverty and creating prosperity

    20 January 2017

    ILO is associated with the Prime Minister’s Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) programme in India to enhance rural road connectivity and its maintenance.

2016

  1. Foundation stone laying ceremony for Jowhar Gravel Road

    02 November 2016

    The foundation stone for Jowhar gravel road was laid in a ceremony held on the 2nd November 2016 in Jowhar district. The stone was laid by His Excellency Ali Abdullahi Guudlawe the Vice President of Hir- Shabelle state.

  2. After the flood: Turning disaster into opportunity

    21 July 2016

    Following the devastating floods in Pakistan’s rural Sindh province, the International Labour Organization joined the United Nations to help thousands of families put their lives back on track.

  3. © Li Wenyong / World Bank 2018

    Young and female: A double “strike” for women entering the workforce

    09 February 2016

    An ILO/MasterCard Foundation study sheds new light on the challenges facing young women’s participation in the world of work.

2015

  1. Questions and answers: On the role of skills in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

    18 December 2015

  2. A new Hope back Home

    06 September 2015

    My name is Mohamud Mohamed, I was born and raised in Baidoa. When I was young I attended madrasa where I memorized Quran and learnt Arabic.

  3. © Pablo Xandri 2018

    New skills and a brighter horizon for Gaza fishermen

    18 August 2015

    An ILO training initiative gives a group of young Gaza fishermen, beleaguered by severe restrictions on movement and trade, a chance to learn new skills and increase their chances of employment.

  4. © Ishara S.Kodikara / AFP 2018

    Nepal: Rights, quake rehab plan are musts for peace and development

    07 August 2015

    On the occasion of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, ILO News talked to Dr Mukta Singh Lama, an indigenous person from Nepal, about the post-earthquake situation and the impact of ILO Convention 169 on important rights of indigenous people.

  5. Boosting Youth Self-Employment in Somalia

    31 July 2015

    Beneficiaries of the Youth for Change (Y4C) programme share their stories in their changed lives.

  6. Nurturing life after Japan’s tsunami

    07 July 2015

    11 March 2011. The TV screen was showing live images of the tsunami as it struck Japan’s eastern coast. From what the reporter was saying, I quickly realized that the images were of my mother’s hometown, where I had spent my summer vacations as a child. I could not recognize a single thing, it was all gone. It felt like the end the world.