Resources on youth employment

  1. © Alex Berger 2015

    Zambia: How to tackle four development goals in a single project

    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.

  2. Jordan: Eager teens enthused by entrepreneurship education

    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.

  3. Formal employment: A critical way to engage young people

    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.

  4. Learning to work and working to learn

    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.

  5. 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.

  6. © Province of British Columbia 2015

    5 reasons to consider an apprenticeship

    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.

  7. © Flickr / Carlo Iacovino 2015

    Decent work and sustainability intertwined for small states battling climate change

    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.

  8. Gaining skills for a new life in Timor Leste

    29 August 2014

    Empowering youth through education and training is key to achieving sustainable development in small island developing states like Timor Leste, where youth unemployment has reached 21.6 per cent.

  9. The top 6 skills today’s employers want

    11 April 2014

  10. Moving from marginalization through apprenticeships

    04 April 2014

    An ILO project in Zimbabwe is helping improve the quality of apprenticeships in the informal economy. The programme helps young people, particularly those living with disability, find decent work and escape the vicious circle of marginalization and poverty.