News

October 2012

  1. Youth labour market still critical in G20 countries

    03 October 2012

    Data presented at a G20 meeting in Geneva shows that youth unemployment rates remain alarming, ranging from about 8 per cent to over 50 per cent in 17 of the 20 member countries. The G20 Task Force on Employment agreed to promote quality apprenticeships.

September 2012

  1. Promoting longer life and ensuring work ability

    19 September 2012

    Address by Jose Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs, Executive Director for Employment (ILO), at UNECE (United Nations Economic Commission for Europe) Ministerial Conference on Ageing - Vienna, Austria.

  2. Crisis in Spain highlights an increasing ‘employment divide’

    17 September 2012

    The wave of social unrest that has recently hit Spain is a reflection of the growing rural/urban and north/south divide in the country.

  3. ILO calls for urgent investment in youth work opportunities

    11 September 2012

    The head of the ILO’s Employment sector outlines the ILO’s vision for investment in young people in order to tackle the world-wide youth unemployment crisis.

  4. What Does the World of Work for 1.2 billion Youth Look Like?

    11 September 2012

    A Vision for the Future Grounded in Today’s Realities and Research Keynote Address by Jose M. Salazar-Xirinachs, Executive Director for Employment, ILO Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference, 2012

August 2012

  1. Internships: Head start or labour trap?

    22 August 2012

    Internships can provide valuable work experience to young people. But as they become more common, so does the risk of abuse, especially during economic downturns. ILO News looks at the benefits and drawbacks of this practice.

  2. Integrated Climate Risk Financing: ILO and UNDP teaming up in the Philippines

    15 August 2012

  3. To be young and profitable in Peru

    10 August 2012

    There are nearly 450,000 young people without jobs in Peru. They represent more than two thirds of the country's unemployed and of the 5 million young people who do have work, many are in "precarious" conditions, without social benefits or job security. So instead of looking for a job, many young Peruvians prefer to looking toward themselves and starting their own businesses.

  4. Youth employment: What works

    09 August 2012

    International Youth Day – marked on August 12 – sets the spotlight on the pressing challenges faced by young people. ILO News looks at practices that can help turn around the dramatic youth employment situation.

  5. Transitioning to Green Jobs in Sri Lanka

    03 August 2012

    “Green jobs” can be created in the most fundamental of workplaces, and the result can benefit traditional industries. That’s what is happening in Sri Lanka, where former “waste pickers” at Sri Lanka’s garbage dumps were given new skills to work more efficiently and protect their health, and that is benefitting one of the island’s iconic industries.