News, articles and events on youth employment

August 2018

  1. © Monty Rakusen/Cultura Creative 2018

    Creating Safe Spaces for Youth in the World of Work

    10 August 2018

    "Join us on International Youth Day in committing to step up actions to promote safe spaces for young people that enhance their opportunities to secure decent work," says ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder.

  2. Paid and well-designed internships work

    10 August 2018

    Unemployment and the proportion of young people not in employment, education or training are high, and new and emerging forms of ‘non-standard’ employment such as temporary, part-time and gig work are rapidly expanding.

  3. Disadvantaged youth turn away from gang violence through skills' training in northern Madagascar

    06 August 2018

    In the first of a series of articles to mark International Youth Day on 12 August, we focus on an ILO-funded project that has been supporting efforts to curb urban violence and restore peace in the coastal town of Diégo Suarez.

July 2018

  1. © John MacDougall / AFP 2018

    ILO launches single biggest project in South-Eastern Europe to promote jobs in Ukraine

    18 July 2018

    New ILO programme brings together businesses, schools, employment services, the social partners and other civil society organizations to create jobs for youth, women and people in rural areas.

  2. Quality Apprenticeships: Life-changing experiences

    13 July 2018

    An ILO apprenticeship programme for young people in Tanzania is teaching skills that are leading them to decent jobs.

  3. “Why not me?” Young people from Kinshasa start their own businesses

    11 July 2018

    Thanks to an ILO programme, young Congolese women and men from modest backgrounds have been trained in entrepreneurship – sometimes with significant results.

  4. ILO participates in an international forum on cooperative development in the Pacific Islands

    09 July 2018

    The Director of the ILO Office for Pacific Islands presented the work of the ILO on cooperatives to promote decent work at an international forum on cooperative development in the Pacific region.

  5. © InstituteForApprenticeships 2018

    The apprenticeship innovation challenge

    04 July 2018

    In a speech at the International Conference on Innovations in Apprenticeships, ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, outlines how new types of apprenticeships are needed to tackle the youth skills gap.

June 2018

  1. Lebanon: Better technical and vocational education and training for higher youth employment

    27 June 2018

    At the launch of the Technical and Vocational and Education Training (TVET) National Strategic Framework, Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Hariri says the framework will increase employment prospects for youth and boost productivity and economic growth.

  2. The first youth employability services centre inaugurated in Bahir Dar, Amhara region, Ethiopia

    25 June 2018

    A youth employability services (YES) center – a first for Ethiopia was officially inaugurated on 19th June 2018. The YES centre is a joint initiative between the Government of Ethiopia and International Labour Organization (ILO) under the project on ‘Addressing the Root Causes of Migration in Ethiopia’ which is part of the program ‘Stemming Irregular migration in Northern and Central Ethiopia’ (SINCE) implemented by the Italian Embassy in Ethiopia and funded by the European Union Trust Fund (EUTF) for Africa.