News, articles and events on youth employment

July 2017

  1. ILO Executive Evaluation Course, Amman 2017

    As part of ILO’s partnership with IFAD, the IFAD financed project “Strengthening gender monitoring and evaluation in rural employment in the Near East and North Africa”, an executive course on evaluating labour market programmes is being offered. The five-day course covers cutting edge techniques for evaluation and results based management for active labour market programmes with a particular focus on measuring gender outcomes in rural employment.

June 2017

  1. UN agencies launch youth entrepreneurship and self-employment campaign to boost transition towards decent work

    27 June 2017

    On the occasion of Micro-, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises International Day, UN agencies launch a campaign on solutions to address the unique obstacles to youth entrepreneurship and self-employment.

  2. Guy Ryder announces “Digital Skills for Decent Jobs for Youth” Campaign

    13 June 2017

    A unique global partnership will bring the benefits of the digital economy to young people.

  3. ILO launches media competition and Youth4OSH project in the Philippines

    05 June 2017

    To build a safety and health culture among young Filipino workers, the ILO launches the Youth4OSH Project and invites young people to join the SafeYouth@Work Media Competition. Winning entries for photo, film, song, story, poster/drawing and the unique Surprise Us category will get the chance to travel to Singapore in September 2017 and to present their winning piece due on 30 June 2017.

  4. Baku Hosts Second Training Course on Strengthening Public Employment Service

    03 June 2017

    On 30 May - 2 June 2017 Baku hosted the second training in a series of capacity building activities aimed at strengthening the Public Employment Service (PES) in Azerbaijan.

May 2017

  1. ILO, LUKOIL extend partnership on youth employment

    23 May 2017

    “We have the unique opportunity to partner in order to scale-up action on youth employment and tackle this crisis head on,” said ILO Director-General Guy Ryder.

  2. Youth Rights at Work: Towards Safe and Inclusive Work Environment

    25 youth will participate in the Training of Trainers (TOT) organised by the ILO’s Bureau for Workers ‘Activities (ACTRAV) in cooperation with WHO, UNICEF, UNAIDS and UNFPA. This training will focus on the different pillars of decent work including gender, inclusiveness, occupational health and safety as well as the principles of adult education. The aim of the training is to train and provide the trainees with the designed training package for pilot implementation within their communities and networks.

  3. © Inga Kjer/photothek.net 2017

    G20 conference highlights importance of decent jobs for youth in the rural economy

    03 May 2017

    Participants of the G20 conference “ONE WORLD - No Hunger. Future of the Rural World” call for action on youth employment in rural areas and discuss synergies with the Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth.

April 2017

  1. © ILO/Maxime Fossat 2017

    Flash mob, toolbox talks rally workplace safety in the Philippines

    27 April 2017

    Youth rise up against workplace accidents and illnesses through flash mob and toolbox talks to mark the 2017 World Day for Safety and Health at Work in the Philippines.

  2. Young entrepreneurs in Tanzania: Where are they now?

    12 April 2017

    The ILO Kazi Nje Nje BDS apprenticeship programme for young people created 51,489 new businesses and 28,834 jobs in sectors including retail, services, manufacturing and agriculture.