May 2012

  1. Youth Employment - Good Practices

    04 May 2012

    The ILO Youth Employment Programme has launched a call for nominations of good practices that have proven effective in promoting decent work for young people.

April 2012

  1. Youth unemployment crisis stuck until at least 2016, predicts the ILO

    27 April 2012

    ILO's Theodor Sparreboom, Senior Economist, presents the current youth unemployment rates, which at a global level, are stuck at 12,7%. The situation is worsening, especially in developed economies, where the average rate has not returned to pre-crisis levels. The ILO Global Employment Trends for Youth Report 2012 also warns of the dramatic deterioration of the labour situation for young people, who increaingly are employed in part-time and temporary jobs, as they have no other alternatives.

  2. Open markets alone will not create good-quality jobs, says ILO

    25 April 2012

    Full and productive employment must become a key objective of the international trading system if open markets are to translate into more and better jobs, said the Executive Director of the ILO’s Employment Sector, Mr. José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs.

  3. Remarks by M. Salazar-Xirinachs ILO Executive Director at the XIII session of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

    25 April 2012

    Remarks by M. Salazar-Xirinachs ILO Executive Director, Employment Sector, at United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) XIII Panel on Reflections on the international trading system and inclusive development - Doha, Quatar, 24 April, 2012

  4. ILO Director General statement to the XIII session of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

    25 April 2012

    In the name of ILO Director-General Juan Somavia, Mr. Salazar, ILO Executive Director for Employment Sector, addressed the General Debate of the XIII session of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) taking place in Doha, from 21 to 26 April 2012.

  5. Youth Employment in Tunisia

    25 April 2012

  6. Entrepreneurship highlighted at national youth event in New Delhi

    25 April 2012

    The ILO is holding global youth consultation events in 46 countries around the world throughout March and April 2012 to hear young people’s views on the alarming youth employment situation.

  7. Spanish youth: Facing the job crisis

    25 April 2012

    The global jobs crisis is hitting the younger generation hard. According to the ILO, worldwide over 75 million young people are out of work and the problem is especially acute in countries like Spain that have been hard hit by the Euro crisis.

  8. CNN World Business Today interviews ILO's José Manuel Salazar on Youth Job Crisis

    20 April 2012

    José Manuel Salazar, Executive Director of the ILO's Employment Sector, in a live interview with CNN's World Business Today, discussed the crisis of youth unemployment and explained what steps should be taken by governments to avoid the risk of a lost generation of workers.

  9. Governments moved to prevent job loss, boost skills in response to global financial and economic crisis

    19 April 2012

    ILO and World Bank partner to release new data, report on government actions.