Resources on youth employment

  1. Voluntary Peer Review of Youth Employment Policies in the CIS and Georgia

    21 December 2015

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) is implementing an innovative project intended to assist in the fight against youth unemployment in the countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and Georgia. Voluntary peer reviews, in which countries assess one another’s youth employment policies and share good practices during joint meetings, have become one of the most successful innovative mechanisms to do so. With the fifth regional meeting of the youth employment network having recently taken place in Sochi, the third round of the peer review process was completed. The countries-participants of the project, entitled “Partnerships for Youth Employment in the CIS countries and Georgia” have met in Almaty, Turin, Saint Petersburg and Krasnoyarsk.

  2. Young broadcasters in Samoa: "Radio provides a means for change"

    12 February 2015

    Special feature on Campus Radio at the National University of Samoa on World Radio Day calls for larger voice for youth.

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    Broadcasters give youth a boost

    12 February 2015

    As we mark the fourth annual World Radio Day, an ILO-supported program for young Kenyan musicians gets radio play.

  4. Economic growth leaves jobs behind

    21 January 2014

    Corporate profits are up and global equity markets are looking forward to another strong year. But the ILO’s Global Employment Trends 2014 report shows that the good news does not extend to the labour market, as the number of unemployed and discouraged workers continues to increase.

  5. Van Rompuy says situation of youth in Europe "dramatic", "severe"

    14 June 2013

    The President of the European Council highlights the need to urgently tackle the youth unemployment crisis.

  6. Audio Coverage of H.E. Mr. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, President of the Republic of Indonesia, Address to the 100th International Labour Conference

    14 June 2011

    The President of Indonesia, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, has called for a global coalition to tackle youth employment in an address to a special session of the 100th International Labour Conference (ILC) in Geneva. The President called on delegates to work together to prevent increasing unemployment among young people, saying this would be critical to creating a new era of social justice.

  7. ILC coverage: Decent Work an essential element of EU Lisbon Strategy on growth and employment

    29 May 2008

    The President of the Republic of Slovenia, which holds the rotating presidency of the European Union (EU), today expressed support for the decent work agenda of the International Labour Organization (ILO) and called for its worldwide implementation. According to H.E. President Danilo Türk, "social partnership is a key guarantee for success in the processes called for in the Lisbon strategy", including helping the young to attain the opportunity to work and developing their skills and assisting older workers, who in an ageing population in Europe, have to work longer and develop new skills in a prolonged period of employment.