08 May 2013
The global jobs crisis is taking a heavy toll on young people in the advanced economies of Europe where 1 in five are out of work, but in the developing world the situation is much more severe. Two out of three young people in developing countries are either unemployed or trying to survive day to day in low paying, irregular jobs. There is an urgent need for training and education programs that prepare young people with the skills employers are looking for.
19 March 2013
Despite the global economic and financial crisis, African economies have continued to record average annual economic growth of five per cent. Six of the world's fastest growing economies are in Africa, making the continent the world's second fastest growing region. How this growth can be sustained and be harnessed to create more jobs, was the focus of discussion among employers at a roundtable organized by the International Organization of Employers (IOE) in collaboration with the ILO and Business Africa. The highlight of the event was the presentation of McKinsey's Global Institute study: "Africa at Work: Job Creation and Inclusive Growth".
25 February 2013
One woman’s success story shows how green entrepreneurship could be an answer to both youth unemployment and environmental degradation in Africa.
21 February 2013
Countries have stepped up their efforts to fight piracy and warlordism in Somalia. The ILO has partnered with other UN agencies to address the root causes of the conflicts: chronic unemployment and a lack of prospects for youth.
10 May 2012
Pro-employment macroeconomic policies, public works schemes, investments and promotion of youth employability are key to ensuring future generations share Africa’s growth story, the ILO says as the World Economic Forum on Africa meets.
25 April 2012
10 October 2011
Africa has the youngest population in the world: Young women and men represent the continent’s best hope for getting on a sustainable development path. However, youth unemployment rates are double adult unemployment rates for Africa as a whole – for North Africa they are even four times higher. ILO Online reports from Egypt where the ILO supports a pioneering project helping youth to find decent employment after leaving school.