News, articles and events on youth employment

October 2021

  1. Two-track recovery undermines trust and solidarity

    14 October 2021

    In a statement to the IMF and World Bank annual meetings, ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder said countries must increase investments in social protection, decent work and a just transition.

  2. © Thon Mabior Jok 2021

    From refugee to digital worker

    08 October 2021

    For Thon Mabior Jok, a young refugee from Kakuma camp in Kenya, working on a digital platform has meant some extra income but there are many challenges.

  3. Launch of the ILO Employment Policy Gateway

    The first publicly available online platform on employment policies, and youth employment strategies.

September 2021

  1. © Seyidina Alioune Diallo 2021

    A rap to raise awareness of the dangers of COVID-19

    29 September 2021

    Find out about a music initiative to raise awareness among young Mauritanians and refugees on the dangers of COVID-19 and its impact on the world of work.

August 2021

  1. Digital labour platforms offer young refugees a possible route to decent work

    12 August 2021

    Digital labour platforms have the potential to transform how young refugees make a living, according to a new ILO report, but coordinated action is needed to help them access the gig economy and decent digital jobs.

  2. © ILO 2021

    A blooming business for a young entrepreneur

    12 August 2021

    Taking every business training opportunity she could find, 25-year-old Mariam Kobalia has developed a thriving business in Georgia running a flower shop and growing roses in her own greenhouses.

  3. Young female entrepreneur strives to transform the medical sector in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq

    12 August 2021

    Nasreen Hassan, who recently took part in ILO’s Start Your Business (SYB) training programme, explains how her business idea to advance medical engineering can change lives and create employment in Iraq.

July 2021

  1. Career development support at the heart of lifelong learning systems

  2. © ILO/Milos Vujovic 2021

    The European Commission and the ILO join forces to support young people

    18 July 2021

    A new EC/ILO Technical Assistance Facility set up to pursue youth employment in the Western Balkans.

  3. Quality mentors for quality apprenticeship programmes at the workplaces

    15 July 2021

    Mentors play a key role in ensuring the quality of the apprenticeship programme at the workplace. The ILO and its partners jointly developed a free, accessible virtual training module for mentors of industrial apprenticeship programme.