News

November 2017

  1. The ILO and the United Nations Climate Change Conference - COP23

    The annual United Nations Climate Change Conference will be presided by Fiji and held in Bonn, Germany from 6-17 November 2017. This twenty-third session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP23) will meet with the objective to advance the aims and ambitions of the Paris Agreement and achieve progress on its implementation guidelines.

October 2017

  1. 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

  2. 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

September 2017

  1. Successful first Green Africa Forum in Zambia

    28 September 2017

    In September 2017 Zambia hosted the first “Africa Forum on Private Sector Inclusive Growth and Decent Green Jobs Creation”.

  2. Labour market institutions and youth labour markets: Minimum wages and youth employment revisited

    21 September 2017

    EMPLOYMENT Working Paper No. 223

  3. ‘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.

  4. Studies on employment and extractive industry-dominated African countries

    18 September 2017

    EMPLOYMENT Working Paper No. 221

  5. Rethinking fiscal policy: Lessons from the European Monetary Union (EMU)

    18 September 2017

    EMPLOYMENT Working Paper No. 219

  6. ILO to host the first High-Level Conference on Youth and Employment in North Africa

    12 September 2017

August 2017

  1. Understanding the drivers of rural vulnerability: Towards building resilience, promoting socio-economic empowerment and enhancing the socio-economic inclusion of vulnerable, disadvantaged and marginalized populations for an effective promotion of Decent Work in rural economies

    09 August 2017

    EMPLOYMENT Working Paper No. 214