Resources on youth employment

  1. What works on employment services for youth and why?

    22 September 2014

    Area of critical importance Jobs and Skills for youth knowledge-sharing workshop

  2. Investing in quality jobs for young people

    16 June 2014

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon took part in an interactive dialogue on youth employment during his visit to ILO headquarters in Geneva. The session focused on the importance of investing in quality jobs for youth, particularly those living in developing countries.

  3. Youth guarantee: A response to the youth employment crisis?

    21 March 2014

  4. High-Level Panel on Decent Work in Fragile States

    20 March 2014

    "If you want peace, cultivate social justice." This was the topic of discussion at a high-level panel event held at ILO headquarters following a discussion by the ILO Governing Body on its technical cooperation programme in fragile States.

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    UN Conference on Small Island Developing States

    12 March 2014

    The Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) will be held from 1 to 4 September 2014 in Apia, Samoa, under the theme Sustainable Development through Genuine and Durable Partnerships.

  6. Doha Evidence Symposium : “What Works” To Improve Youth Labour Productivity?

    06 March 2014

    The symposium brings together policy makers and practitioners with academics and researchers to present and discuss the evidence base for “what works” in increasing the employment and productivity of youth in the Middle East and North Africa regions.

  7. ILO Solution Exchange Forum on Youth Employment

    13 February 2014

    Inspired by the success of recent global South-South Development Expos, and regional knowledge sharing events, the UNDP Regional Bureau for Arab States, through its Regional Centre in Cairo and in close cooperation with the UN Office for South-South Cooperation, is holding the first Arab States Regional South-South Development Expo. The ILO is contributing with a Solution Exchange Forum on Youth Employment.

  8. Labour market transitions of young women and men in Sub-Saharan Africa

    03 December 2013

    Constituents from eight Sub-Saharan countries are to share and discuss the findings of school-to-work transition surveys (SWTS) conducted in their countries within the Work4Youth (W4Y) project.

  9. Panel discussion - Youth migration and development: Moving Development forward

    30 July 2013

    For this year’s International Youth Day 2013, the United Nations Secretariat (DESA) and the International Labour Office (ILO), with the support of the Millennium Development Goals Achievement Fund Secretariat (MDG-F), are co-organizing an event to celebrate the Day. The event will bring together young people, civil society organizations and UN and other experts to discuss issues relating to youth migration.

  10. Responding to the Call for Action on the youth employment crisis through partnerships and strategic alliances

    04 July 2013

    On the occasion of the 2013 Substantive Session of the UN Economic and Social Council, a side event has been organized to discuss the role of partnerships in the implementation of the Call for Action on youth employment crisis, present recently established partnerships targeting youth employment at national and regional level.