Resources on youth employment

  1. © Jamie Martin / World Bank 2014

    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.

  2. © Robin Lloyd / ECHO 2014

    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.

  3. Quality apprenticeships “gold standard” to get youth into decent jobs

    16 September 2014

    ILO Director-General Guy Ryder highlights role of efficient apprenticeship systems in overcoming high youth unemployment.

  4. © ILO - Jashim Salam 2014

    Young workers in Asia face instability and vulnerability

    27 August 2014

    A new International Labour Organization (ILO) report on the transitions of young people from education to the employment market in Asia and the Pacific, finds majority of youth in the region are either in low quality jobs or unemployed.

  5. Ban Ki-moon: Decent jobs for youth are essential to the future we want

    18 June 2014

    UN Secretary-General calls on governments to invest more in youth employment initiatives.

  6. A youth employment project in Bangladesh wins ILO good practice contest

    09 May 2014

    A Bangladeshi youth employment project “From Margin to Mainstream” won one of the first prizes in a good practice contest organized by the ILO and featured on MTV. The project helps young people with disabilities step into the labour market and become agents of change.

  7. Ryder: Youth Guarantees, a good example for urgently needed, targeted and immediate action

    08 April 2014

    At the high-level conference “The Youth Guarantee: Making it Happen,” hosted by the European Commission, the Director-General of the International Labour Organization (ILO) Guy Ryder praised the European Youth Guarantee as a concrete action to connect young people with labour markets and society.

  8. Francis Atwoli: “We need to create more sustainable jobs for youth in Africa”

    02 April 2014

    Africa needs more sustainable jobs for youth who represent the majority of African population, says Francis Atwoli, the newly elected president of African Trade Unions Unity (OATUU) and vice president of the global International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC). In this interview, Atwoli gives his views about the role of unions in helping young workers in Africa. As Secretary General of the Central Organisation of Trade Unions (COTU-Kenya), Atwoli also discusses workers’ complaints in his country.

  9. Dutch youth initiative “2GetThere” wins ILO youth contest

    01 April 2014

    The Dutch youth employment project “2GetThere” won the first prize in a good practice contest organized by the ILO, and will be featured on MTV.

  10. And the winners are… Youth employment good practices

    21 March 2014

    The ILO and MTV spotlight good practices on youth employment, showcasing initiatives in the Netherlands, Bangladesh and Paraguay.