23 March 2016
In the lead up to World Water Day, a new programme to strengthen the capacity of local communities in Liberia to improve sanitation highlights the importance of access to clean water.
09 February 2016
An ILO/MasterCard Foundation study sheds new light on the challenges facing young women’s participation in the world of work.
14 January 2016
An ILO training initiative gives a group of unemployed men from fishing families in the Gaza Strip a chance to learn new skills and increase their chances of employment in Gaza’s sea fishing sector, which is beset by severe restrictions on movement and trade.
31 August 2015
A new ILO-FAO agricultural employment project underway in Zambia aims to create 3000 additional decent jobs for rural youth, increase their incomes and tackle nutritional deficiencies. In so doing, it works towards four of the new sustainable development goals.
14 August 2015
Teachers were trained and nearly 550 Jordanian youth learned how to set up and run a business through the “Know about Business” course, a joint ILO, non-profit and government collaboration which fills a big gap in entrepreneurship education.
11 August 2015
The theme for International Youth Day in 2015 is youth civic engagement, which includes economic and social engagement. Young workers who are part of the formal economy have a greater chance of having access to decent work as adults.
10 August 2015
An ILO programme in Bangladesh shows that quality skills training can be a powerful means not only to improve a country’s competitiveness and to reduce poverty, but also to help young people find a decent job.
Get formal, be successful: Supporting the transition to formality of youth-led enterprises in Azerbaijan
08 June 2015
Read about a pilot programme that is helping young Azerbaijani entrepreneurs build successful formal businesses of all kinds.
16 September 2014
For young people preparing to enter one of the toughest job markets in decades, a good apprenticeship programme can pave the way to a rewarding career. In our latest blog post, ILO skills expert Michael Axmann gives five reasons today's young people should give apprenticeships some thought.
05 September 2014
The international community has just concluded its discussion in Samoa about small island developing states, with decent work for all emerging as a key commitment, writes Bob Kyloh, senior ILO economist, who attended the conference.