Resources on youth employment

  1. © Mick Ryan / Cultura Creative 2015

    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.

  2. © Alexandre Syrota 2015

    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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. © 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.

  10. 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.