News, articles and events on youth employment

October 2019

  1. © ILO 2019

    Young people are far more likely to be in working poverty

    16 October 2019

    While absolute poverty and working poverty rates have fallen, there are still major disparities across age groups, genders and countries.

  2. ILO-supported national initiatives win policy ‘Oscars’

    16 October 2019

    The Future Policy Awards, recognizes the world’s most impactful policies empowering youth.

August 2019

  1. Guy Ryder: A human-centred approach can create decent jobs for youth in Africa

    29 August 2019

    Speaking at the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD7), ILO Director-General Guy Ryder outlined how a human-centred agenda can help boost productivity and create decent jobs for youth in Africa.

  2. Youth Employment and Future of Work High on the Agenda of WorldSkills 2019

    26 August 2019

    On 26 August 2019 Kazan hosted a round table “Youth employment and the future of work” co-organized by ILO Moscow and the Ministry of labour and Social Protection of the Russian Federation on the margins of 45th WorldSkills competition.

  3. Heinz Koller: ILO Centenary Declaration is a roadmap to develop skill sets for today’s rapidly changing world of work

    23 August 2019

    The “Centenary Declaration for the Future of Work” adopted by the International Labour Conference in June, calls for a “human-centered approach” to the future of work. That is more than relevant for today’s discussion entitled “A world at risk: developing the skill sets to endure, adapt, and thrive”, said today Heinz Koller, Assistant Director-General of the International Labour Organization (ILO), Regional Director for Europe and Central Asia. He addressed the panel discussion at the international WorldSkills Conference 2019.

  4. Youth employment, a priority for the ILO in Timor-Leste

    12 August 2019

    Greg Vines to address major decent work issues, particularly skills development, job creation and income growth for youth, in meetings with government, employers and workers during a two-day visit.

  5. © DAMIEN MEYER / AFP 2019

    Transforming Mona, the importance of relevant, equitable and inclusive education

    12 August 2019

    From engineer to entrepreneur. The story of Mona El Khodairy shows how the right training and education can transform young people’s lives.

  6. © ESC Saint-Etienne 2019

    International Youth Day 2019

    With sixty-three million young people worldwide unemployed and 141 million trapped in working poverty, youth employment is a global challenge and a top policy concern. In response, the ILO implements a range of activities on youth employment including advocacy, knowledge development and dissemination, policy and technical advice and capacity building services.

  7. Young entrepreneurs make the best use of technology as business opportunities

    09 August 2019

    Young people are at the heart of the digital age. They think with and through new technologies. They also make the best use of the online tools to develop and build their businesses or doing their works.

  8. Celebrating the ILO’s 100th anniversary with ILO Virtual Run on Decent Work

    08 August 2019

    More than 1,500 runners joined the ILO Decent Work Virtual Run to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the ILO in Indonesia. The ILO’s Deputy Director-General marked the closing with signing of the ILO 100 Jersey.