Youth Employment Programme
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Youth are part of the solution

Most young workers in developing countries are in the informal economy

40% of the world's unemployed are young people

Youth Employment Programme

The ILO Youth Employment Programme (YEP) operates through a global network of specialists working in the technical departments across the ILO at its head-quarters in Geneva and in more than 60 offices around the world. It provides assistance to countries in developing coherent and coordinated interventions on youth employment.


  1. Guide

    Surfing the labour market: Job search skills for young people

    This tool has been developed on the basis of the experience gained by the ILO through the implementation of several technical assistance programmes on youth employment in countries of Central and Eastern Europe, North and West Africa, and Asia. Many of these programmes included job-skills training activities as part of comprehensive youth employment programmes.

  2. Guide

    Biz-up: Self-employment skills for young people

    Guide in Spanish now available.

  3. Global Employment Trends for Youth 2013

    The new study examines the continuing job crisis affecting young people in many parts of the world. It provides updated statistics on global and regional youth unemployment rates and presents ILO policy recommendations to curb the current trends.

  4. Youth guarantees: a response to the youth employment crisis?

    ILO review shows that youth guarantees can play a significant role in reducing the scars of long-term unemployment

  5. The Youth Employment Crisis

    Highlights of the 2012 ILC report.

  6. Report V: The youth employment crisis: Time for action

    Report submitted to the delegates of the 101st ILC for general discussion.

  7. Decent work, youth employment and migration in Asia

    Migration trends and issues concerning young people in Asia

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