Youth Employment Programme (YEP) - About Us

The Youth Employment Programme (YEP) provides assistance to countries in developing coherent and coordinated interventions on youth employment. Work in this area includes:
  • data collection on the nature and dimensions of youth employment, unemployment and underemployment;
  • analysis of the effectiveness of country policies and programmes on youth employment;
  • policy advice to strengthen in-country labour market policies and programmes for youth employment and capacity building for governments and employers’ and workers’ organizations;
  • technical assistance in formulating and implementing national youth employment programmes that focus on employment-intensive investment, skills development, youth entrepreneurship, access to finance and other targeted active labour market measures;
  • advocacy and awareness-raising activities to promote decent work for youth with a focus on employability, employment creation and workers’ rights;
  • strategic partnerships on youth employment through the promotion of cross-country and global peer networks, inter-Agency cooperation across United Nations and other international agencies, and collaboration between the private and public sectors at the international, regional and national levels.

Contact us

Youth Employment Programme Unit
Employment Policy Department
International Labour Office
4, route des Morillons | CH-1211 Geneva