Resources on youth employment

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Labour Market Transitions of Young Women and Men: Innovative research from 30 ‘school-to-work transition survey’ (SWTS) datasets

    06 August 2015

    The ILO “Work4Youth” Project and the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) invite researchers to submit proposals for innovative research papers relevant to labour market transitions of young women and men in developing countries, making use of one or several of the recent “school-to-work transition survey (SWTS)” datasets from 30 countries. The deadline for submission is Wednesday 30 September 2015.

  4. Fund for Evaluation in Employment 2015

    01 July 2015

    The ILO invites researchers and M&E Officers to submit applications to receive technical assistance and financial support of up to US$650,000 for evaluation of youth employment programmes in the Middle East and North Africa.

  5. © Scott Wallace / World Bank 2015

    Youth in Eastern Europe and Central Asia face multiple barriers in finding decent jobs

    28 April 2015

    A new ILO report on the transition of young people from school to work in Eastern Europe and Central Asia shows a missed opportunity in absorbing a well-educated youth workforce.

  6. Philippine Employment Trends 2015: Decent jobs crucial for inclusive growth

    22 April 2015

    A new report published by the ILO shows that the Philippine economy experienced robust rates of growth and made important gains in the labour market in recent years, however, more focus on decent and productive jobs is necessary to foster inclusive growth.

  7. 27 million Latin American and Caribbean youth in the informal economy

    22 April 2015

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) calls for urgent action to help youth in the region move from the informal to the formal economy.

  8. © Bundesregierung/Bergmann 2015

    Ryder welcomes call for renewed efforts to spur global growth and employment

    11 March 2015

    ILO Director-General underlines jobs for youth as a priority for international community, during a meeting with German Chancellor and the heads of other international organizations.

  9. © Jamie Martin / World Bank 2015

    Lack of higher education leaves millions of young people out of decent work in developing countries

    15 December 2014

    ILO study shows that the lack of post-secondary education in lower and middle-income economies leaves the majority of young men and women stuck in vulnerable and informal employment.

  10. © Robin Lloyd / ECHO 2015

    ILO to engage in Gaza reconstruction efforts through expansion of its Palestinian Decent Work Programme

    29 October 2014

    Regional Director’s visit to the occupied Palestinian territory lays the groundwork for expanding the ILO’s work in Gaza, and consolidating national decent work initiatives.