14 February 2014
The agricultural sector has a huge potential to create jobs but needs to polish its image in order to attract more young people. To do this, governments should provide relevant education and training.
06 January 2014
Employers often refrain from hiring young people for their apparent lack of soft skills rather than their lack of experience. Understanding how these soft skills that can be developed through sports are relevant to the world of work provides an interesting perspective on youth employability, says Matthieu Cognac, Youth Employment Specialist in the ILO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific.
12 December 2013
Countries like Austria and Denmark have been very successful in using apprenticeships to tackle the youth jobs crisis. The ILO is helping to share their experiences with other countries.
09 August 2013
To mark the UN International Youth Day (August 12th), the International Labour Organization (ILO) is focussing on the 27 million international young migrants worldwide, aged 15–24. The ILO answers some key questions on youth migration.
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.
15 October 2012
Apprenticeships have been around for centuries but they are now getting a lot of fresh attention as the world struggles to defuse the potentially explosive youth employment crisis.
08 October 2012
Many of the countries that are suffering from huge youth unemployment levels are also experiencing population ageing. Isn’t it time to start thinking of older workers as a category that deserves specific attention?
22 August 2012
Internships can provide valuable work experience to young people. But as they become more common, so does the risk of abuse, especially during economic downturns. ILO News looks at the benefits and drawbacks of this practice.
14 August 2012
ILO News looks at young people trapped in temporary jobs with few prospects of moving to full-time employment. Ekkehard Ernst, Chief of the ILO’s Employment Trends Unit, says governments can help improve the situation.