01 February 2016
40% of young people around the world don't work or work but are still stuck in poverty. Guy Ryder, the Director-General of the ILO, says growing economies remains the key to tackling youth unemployment.
05 November 2015
Two in three young workers in Sub-Saharan Africa are living on less than US$2 a day, says Sara Elder, Chief Technical Advisor of the ILO's Work4Youth project. While attending The MasterCard Foundation's first "Young Africa Works Summit”, in Cape Town in October 2015, Sara Elder stressed the urgency to invest in policies directed to scale up infrastructure in rural areas and to boost the potential of the agricultural sector as the primary employer of youth in Africa.
14 October 2015
The global youth unemployment rate has dropped to 73.3 million in 2014, 3.3 million less than the crisis peak in 2009. Good news but still a long way to go according to the ILO’s Global Employment Trends for Youth 2015 report.
09 October 2015
The global financial crisis hit young people particularly hard, pushing youth unemployment to record levels. Eight years on there are finally signs that the problem is stabilizing but more still needs to be done to scale up effects of the recovery. Millions more are working for little or even no pay.
03 September 2015
Famed astronaut, author and singer Chris Hadfield speaks to “Talking Youth” about the importance of planning and preparing. He discusses lifelong learning and shares his advice for young people who are in transition from school to work.
16 July 2015
On the first-ever commemoration of World Youth Skills Day, Aeneas Chapinga Chuma, Assistant-Director-General and Regional Director for Africa talks about how to provide skills that will enable young people to get productive employment in a changing world of work.
09 July 2015
Ahead of the 13-16 July Financing for Development Conference in Addis-Ababa, Stephen Pursey, Director of the ILO Multilateral Cooperation Department talks about the challenge of high-levels of youth employment and how it can be tackled.
13 April 2015
Over the past five years, the Youth to Youth Fund (Y2YF) has supported youth entrepreneurship at the community level across Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya. Local youth-led organizations have been awarded 149 grants to pilot and replicate innovative projects that help young people set up micro-enterprises in niche markets. The Fund is a scheme run by the Youth Employment Network, an interagency initiative of the ILO, the World Bank and the UN.
12 February 2015
Young Samoans speak out on issues of education, health and unemployment.
02 February 2015
As the UN's Economic and Social Council holds a meeting on "Uniting for youth beyond 2015", the head of the ILO office for the United Nations, Jane Stewart, explains why youth employment should be at the top of the new development framework being discussed by governments in New York.