Resources on youth employment

  1. Guy Ryder announces Global Youth Initiative

    01 February 2016

    A unique global partnership aims to lift the economic prospects of young people entering the workforce.

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    UN Chiefs endorse Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth

    18 November 2015

    UN Chief Executives Board endorses Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth, which ILO Director-General hails as exemplary system-wide effort for achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

  3. Results of the third round of peer review of youth employment policies summed up in Sochi

    17 October 2015

    On 12 – 17 October, southern Russian city of Sochi hosted a conference of the Youth Employment Network members. The Network is part of the project "Partnerships for youth employment in the CIS countries," which is being implemented by the ILO Moscow Office with financial support of the Russian oil company LUKOIL.

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    Youth employment crisis easing but far from over

    07 October 2015

    Despite a mild recovery in the 2012-2014 period, the youth unemployment rate remains well above its pre-crisis level. For millions of young people around the world finding a decent job is still a drawn-out uphill struggle.

  5. Youth employment in Eastern Europe and Central Asia to be discussed in Sochi, Russian Federation

    06 October 2015

    The 5th Regional Network meeting will take place in Sochi, Russian Federation between 13 and 17 October 2015.

  6. Ministry of Youth Permanent Secretary calls for Gender Responsive Youth Employment Strategies

    29 September 2015

    Youth and Sport Permanent Secretary Ms. Agnes Musunga has called for accelerated efforts in promoting gender responsive youth employment strategies.

  7. Fighting world of work insecurity: High-level conference discusses ways to formalize the informal economy

    17 September 2015

    High-level representatives from Europe and Central Asia have gathered under the banner of the ILO to exchange experiences and formulate coherent policies and programmes to boost the fight against informality.

  8. Azerbaijan hosts third round of peer review of youth employment policies

    09 September 2015

    As part of the project “Partnerships for Youth Employment in the Commonwealth of Independent States,” implemented by ILO and financed by Public Joint Stock Company LUKOIL, a Peer Review network focusing on youth employment policies was launched in 2014, with nine countries participating.

  9. President Lungu Launches National Youth Policy and Action Plan on Youth Empowerment and Employment for Zambia

    14 August 2015

    Zambia’s Republican President, Mr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu has launched the 2015 revised National Youth Policy and the first ever National Action Plan on Youth Empowerment and Employment.

  10. Youth and trade unions in the Americas

    11 August 2015

    The ILO has published a new handbook entitled Youth and Trade Unions in the Americas. In this interview, Carmen Benitez, Regional Specialist in Workers'Education, explains the issues surrounding the topic of youth for trade union movement in the Americas.