News, articles and events on youth employment

December 2017

  1. Monitoring the performance of the Portuguese Youth Guarantee Train-the-trainers programme

    The workshop took place in Lisbon, Portugal from 24-25 February 2016.

  2. Learning exchange programme: Social cost-benefit analysis of the Youth Guarantee

    The workshop took place in Turin from 12 to 13 July 2017. It gathered managers of the Youth Guarantee teams of Latvia, Portugal and Spain to discuss the main elements to be taken into account while conducting a social cost-benefit analysis (SCBA).

  3. © EU2017 EP/Benoit Bourgeois 2017

    ILO Africa Director tells European Parliament that job-rich growth must be at the heart of EU-Africa partnership

    01 December 2017

    Regional Director Cynthia Samuel-Olonjuwon was speaking at a high-level conference organized by the European Parliament in Brussels on Wednesday 22nd November.

November 2017

  1. Weak recovery in youth labour markets demands a sweeping response

    30 November 2017

    Despite a significant fall in youth unemployment since the height of the economic crisis in 2009, persistent unemployment and a lack of quality job opportunities continue to hamper young people’s quest for decent work.

  2. Partners of Decent Jobs for Youth launch global engagement platform for joint action

    29 November 2017

    Governments, social partners, the UN System, youth and civil society, the private sector and key youth employment stakeholders launched global engagement platform for joint action on decent jobs for youth in support of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

  3. Scaled up action needed on youth employment to make a difference in the lives of young people everywhere

    29 November 2017

    ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, emphasizes importance of partnerships to tackling youth employment challenge as he launches new ILO engagement platform to support the Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth.

  4. Launch of the engagement platform of the Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth

    The event brings together partners of the Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth and other key youth employment actors to celebrate the launch of the online engagement platform, to present the Quality Apprenticeships Toolkit and to learn more about the ongoing work and opportunities for collaboration.

  5. Japan Workers’ Co-operative Union: Contributing to job creation and local community development through associated work

    28 November 2017

    "Spotlight Interviews with Co-operators" is a series of interviews with cooperative leaders from around the world with whom ILO officials have crossed paths during the course of their work with cooperatives. For this issue ILO interviewed Mr Osamu Nakano, a board member and Chief of International Relation Unit of Japan Workers’ Co-operative Union (JWCU).

  6. Academy on Rural Development: Towards Decent Work in the Rural Economy

    27 November 2017

    The Academy on Rural Employment takes place from 27 November to 8 December at ILO/ITC Campus in Turin

  7. © Anita Kattakhuzy / Oxfam 2017

    ILO presents innovative South-South development solutions for skills development and youth employment

    24 November 2017

    The ILO Solution Forum provides results-based presentations and scalable southern development solutions to ensure that employment, decent work and social inclusion for young women and men are integrated into sustainable development strategies.