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Resources on youth employment

  1. © Flickr / MercyWatch 2014
    Youth Creating their Own Enterprises: The "Youth to Youth Fund”

    11 August 2014

    Across the African continent, more than 15 million young people are unemployed. Most of those who are working earn less than two US dollars a day. The ILO’s Youth to Youth Fund (Y2Y Fund) is a competitive grant scheme, which enables youth-led non-profit organizations to pilot and replicate innovative projects that create employment for young people by helping them set up micro-enterprises in niche markets. (Closed Captions available)

  2. Ban Ki-moon: Decent work for youth backbone of development

    18 June 2014

    During his second visit to the ILO, UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, defined youth unemployment as an "epidemic" which represents a great test of our time. Mr Ban also stressed how the global youth unemployment situation is intolerable, and called for an increasing collaboration and cooperation on employment and entrepreneurship for youth.

  3. Africa: Unemployment rate threatens social stability

    07 May 2014

    Despite signs of a rising economy, unemployment and underemployment rates remain huge in Africa. Speaking to CNBC at the World Economic Forum on Africa 2014, Aeneas Chuma, ILO's Regional Director for Africa, said the continent lacks a common approach to tackle the jobs crisis. Chuma also stressed the need to invest in growth which generates decent jobs, especially for young people.

  4. Sharan Burrow, General Secretary of the ITUC: "How we formalized the jobs of 12 million workers: A simple recipe"

    13 March 2014

    Sharan Burrow talks to the APYouthNet about some of the major progress of the trade Union movement to address the youth employment crisis.

  5. Rural areas: Job opportunities for youth?

    06 February 2014

    A young CEO, born and raised in the city, shares how he defied the odds and introduced 'farmping' to kick-start agri-tourism in rural Korea.

  6. Davos Debrief: The year ahead for Europe

    01 February 2014

    What lies ahead for Europe's recovery, post Davos? CNN's Richard Quest wants to know if there was more than just talk at Davos that will lead Europe to a more growth with jobs in 2014. ILO Director General Guy Ryder joins Urs Rohner of Credit Suisse, Jennifer Blanke of the World Economic Forum and Joseph Jimenez of Novartis in a lively debate about Europe's challenges.

  7. Economic recovery - from jobless to job-rich

    20 January 2014

    The global economy is showing tentative signs of recovery, but it's a far different picture when it comes to jobs. ILO economists say job creation will remain weak and long-term unemployment will become entrenched unless active labour market policies are put in place to promote a job-rich economic recovery.

  8. Can entrepreneurship be a key to tackling youth unemployment?

    07 January 2014

    Evan Davis, presenter of BBC's Radio 4 Today programme, 'The Bottom Line'; and host of BBC reality show Dragons' Den, sits down with the ILO to share his views on youth entrepreneurship and how it can be a way out of youth unemployment.

  9. The youngest badminton world champion discusses the impact of sports on youth

    15 December 2013

    Ratchanok Inthanon talks to the ILO about her humble beginnings and how sport can help young people in achieving their dreams.

  10. Progress for Portugal needs job-centred approach, says ILO Chief

    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.

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