08 November 2013
With a loss of one in seven jobs in Portugal since the crisis began, the ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, told Portuguese broadcaster RTP it was time to take a longer-term perspective on fiscal deficit reduction, invest in areas to maintain and create jobs, get credit lines to small and medium-sized enterprises and make youth guarantee schemes available. One of Portugal's greatest assets, Guy Ryder said, is its tradition of strong social dialogue. Bringing together government, workers and employers to find solutions needs to be taken advantage of, he said, to help bring about a change in the country's direction.
09 August 2013
In the ongoing global jobs crisis, many of Europe’s most educated young people are learning a bitter lesson; for highly educated young people, it’s becoming very hard to find a job which matches the skills acquired at university. It’s a particular problem in Portugal, where nearly 2 in 5 young people are unemployed. Now, many of Portugal’s best and brightest are looking for opportunities abroad, leaving their country. (Closed captions available)
18 July 2013
The International Labour Organization and MTV have launched a campaign to promote good practices that support young people in accessing decent work. The campaign invites organizations implementing programmes on youth employment to submit their practices for a chance to promote them on MTV Agents of Change. Please note that the deadline to submit proposals has been extended until 15 October 2013! To learn more about the prizes and how to participate, visit: http://www.youthpractices.org
17 June 2013
Addressing the 102nd International Labour Conference, African Union Commission's Chair, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma has echoed African leaders' vision that job creation is among the most important factors to achieve growth and prosperity. Dr. Dlamini Zuma also highlighted that Africa is a continent of young people and called for more investment to promote employment and the provision of entrepreneurial skills for youth.
14 June 2013
President of the European Council, Herman Van Rompuy highlighted the need to urgently tackle the youth unemployment crisis in his address to the ILO's 102nd International Labour Conference. He said the European Council has redirected considerable amounts of EU funds, which have directly benefited 800,000 young people in the eight most affected countries.
04 June 2013
Armed conflicts destroy socioeconomic infrastructure, the means of production, natural and human resources, and vast numbers of jobs. When conflict ends, youth employment is critical to stability since young people have a valuable role in the peacebuilding process. In this show, Herve Berger of the ILO discusses the role of youth employment in Afghanistan, the barriers young Afghans face in gaining decent work, and how they can be supported.
15 May 2013
Listen to Steve Marshal, the ILO liaison officer in Yangon, and Sandar Soe, from the FTUB trade union federation, talk about the challenges and opportunities young workers are facing as the country undergoes a period of gradual reforms.
08 May 2013
Recovery in Europe is being hampered by the fact that many of the workers who lost their jobs to the crisis do not have the skills that the labour market now demands. Vocational training programmes help keep youth connected to the labour market by ensuring they have the skills that companies are looking for.
08 May 2013
It's not easy being a young jobseeker today. With nearly 74 million young people worldwide unemployed, youth guarantees programmes help keep youth connected to the labour market by boosting skills and giving them support to find jobs.
08 May 2013
The current jobs crisis has hit young people especially hard. The ILO urges policy makers to work together with social partners to address this alarming situation. The 2013 edition of the ILO's Global Employment Trends for Youth report analyses a number of key policies and action that can be taken. Gianni Rosas, coordinator of the ILO Youth Employment Programme and co-author of the Report, calls for "a strong focus on growth and jobs, including through a more coordinated macroeconomic response at national and global levels".