News, articles and events on youth employment

April 2020

  1. Global Survey on Youth Employment and COVID-19

    03 April 2020

    To bring youth voices to the forefront of action and policy responses, the ILO and partners of the Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth (DJY) are conducting a survey on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on youth and the world of work.

March 2020

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    Youth exclusion from jobs and training on the rise

    09 March 2020

    Young people face an uncertain future in the labour market because of automation, the narrow focus of much vocational training and the lack of jobs to match their qualifications, says a new ILO report.

  2. ILO Local Employment Partnership creates new jobs for youth in Southern Moldova

    05 March 2020

    The Local Employment Partnership (LEP) implemented by ILO reached out to 600 young NEETs (youth neither in employment, education or training) in the Cahul region. 282 of them already registered as unemployed to benefit from active labour market measures. To date, this partnership created 135 jobs, 20 start-ups and 2 cooperatives—additional small businesses and jobs are in the pipeline in this rural region where the rate of inactive youth is the highest in Moldova (25%).

  3. Youth employment trends analysed in new ILO global report

    03 March 2020

February 2020

  1. Can we achieve decent work for all by 2030?

    22 February 2020

    The ILO Department of Statistics has just fulfilled its SDG reporting duties for 2020. What the data show is not encouraging: at this pace, we won’t achieve decent work for all by 2030​.

  2. ILO contributes to the Global Youth Forum Cooperative Entrepreneurship through a video message

    10 February 2020

    The message from ILO COOP Unit Manager focused on the current concerns around youth employment and the role cooperatives can play in creating work opportunities and better working conditions for youth.

  3. Teamwork makes the entrepreneurship dream work

    04 February 2020

    A trio of young entrepreneurs are taking the leap into Jakarta’s creative accessories market with the support of ILO’s Ready for Business youth entrepreneurship programme.

January 2020

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    ILO: Latin America and the Caribbean experience slight increase in unemployment, which could get worse in 2020

    28 January 2020

    A modest rise in unemployment at 8.1 per cent marks a labour outlook that is not positive, and could deteriorate this year if economic growth remains weak, says a new report from the ILO Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean. More than 25 million seek employment and do not find work in a region that faces growing demands for greater opportunities and equality.

  2. Transition from school to work remains a difficult process for youth

    16 January 2020

    The ease or difficulty with which young people are able to transition from school to work has a lasting impact on their lives and labour market prospects.

December 2019

  1. Closing the gap in skills development through the acceleration of digital and e-learning programmes

    18 December 2019

    The advancement of digitalization and technology has eliminated time and space boundaries, providing an opportunity for people living in rural areas to have a greater access to good quality training at an affordable cost through distance and e-learning.