News, articles and events on youth employment

February 2021

  1. How Indonesian youth respond to COVID-19 pandemic

    10 February 2021

    The ILO conducted two complementing surveys to learn about the impact of COVID-19 pandemic to Indonesian youth. The results revealed how youth deal with this ongoing crisis.

  2. EU and ILO reinforce cooperation for just recovery from crisis and promote decent work

    04 February 2021

    The International Labour Organization and the European Union have reinforced their cooperation to shape the future of work and promote decent work. This will help the EU and the ILO in their responses to the devastating impact of the coronavirus crisis on the world of work.

  3. Core Skill Development Training Workshop successfully held online

    02 February 2021

    On 25th January, the ILO project ‘Quality Apprenticeship and Lifelong Learning in China’ successfully organized Core Skill Development Training Workshop online. Over 120 participants from 71 pilot enterprises, TVET institutions and public agencies attended training to gain in-depth knowledge of the ILO Global Framework on Core Skills for the 21st Century and practices of core skill development.

January 2021

  1. © René Levita 2021

    From prison to a better life

    27 January 2021

    Sergio was arrested and jailed in Madagascar when he was 16 for stealing vanilla. Thanks to vocational training he’s learned to be a bricklayer and no longer engages in petty crime. Read his story on our new Voices multimedia platform.

  2. © Fahad Abdullah Kaizer/UN Women 2021

    ILO: Uncertain and uneven recovery expected following unprecedented labour market crisis

    25 January 2021

    The latest analysis of the labour market impact of COVID-19 by the ILO, records massive damage to working time and income, with prospects for a recovery in 2021 slow, uneven and uncertain unless early improvements are supported by human-centred recovery policies.

  3. © Ion Buga 2021

    Bees - A remedy for business success

    15 January 2021

    Viorica Anghel transformed her life when she signed up for a beekeeper’s course run by the ILO in Moldova. She now runs her own business and uses the honey for medicinal purposes to treat her son.

December 2020

  1. Project Piloting Launch and Training Workshop on Quality Apprenticeship successfully held

    17 December 2020

    In times of uncertainty and a fast changing world of work, promoting quality apprenticeship to improve skills and employability of youth will enhance their confidence and resilience into the future of work. During 10 to 11 December, in partnership with Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security (MOHRSS), with support of J.P. Morgan Chase, the ILO project ‘Quality Apprenticeship and Lifelong Learning in China’ successfully held Project Piloting Launch and Training Workshop on Quality Apprenticeship in Rizhao city, Shandong province.

  2. © ILO 2021

    81 million jobs lost as COVID-19 creates turmoil in Asia-Pacific labour markets

    15 December 2020

    Pandemic leads to huge reduction in working hours, reverses job growth and pushes millions into working poverty.

  3. ILO COOP participates in the distance learning course on “Youth entrepreneurship: programs and measures for promotion youth entrepreneurship” organized by ITC-ILO

    08 December 2020

    The session on “Experiences and development of social and solidarity economy (SSE) entrepreneurship” was held virtually on 18 November 2020 to discuss the principles of the SSE and how they can be used as a tool to support decent work and foster employment for youth

November 2020

  1. Building the engine of economic recovery

    27 November 2020

    International Labour Organization teams up with Indonesia’s Manado State Polytechnic to prepare the next-generation workforce of the tourism industry for the future