News, articles and events on youth employment

July 2018

  1. Quality Apprenticeships: Life-changing experiences

    13 July 2018

    An ILO apprenticeship programme for young people in Tanzania is teaching skills that are leading them to decent jobs.

  2. “Why not me?” Young people from Kinshasa start their own businesses

    11 July 2018

    Thanks to an ILO programme, young Congolese women and men from modest backgrounds have been trained in entrepreneurship – sometimes with significant results.

  3. ILO participates in an international forum on cooperative development in the Pacific Islands

    09 July 2018

    The Director of the ILO Office for Pacific Islands presented the work of the ILO on cooperatives to promote decent work at an international forum on cooperative development in the Pacific region.

  4. © InstituteForApprenticeships 2018

    The apprenticeship innovation challenge

    04 July 2018

    In a speech at the International Conference on Innovations in Apprenticeships, ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, outlines how new types of apprenticeships are needed to tackle the youth skills gap.

June 2018

  1. Lebanon: Better technical and vocational education and training for higher youth employment

    27 June 2018

    At the launch of the Technical and Vocational and Education Training (TVET) National Strategic Framework, Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Hariri says the framework will increase employment prospects for youth and boost productivity and economic growth.

  2. The first youth employability services centre inaugurated in Bahir Dar, Amhara region, Ethiopia

    25 June 2018

    A youth employability services (YES) center – a first for Ethiopia was officially inaugurated on 19th June 2018. The YES centre is a joint initiative between the Government of Ethiopia and International Labour Organization (ILO) under the project on ‘Addressing the Root Causes of Migration in Ethiopia’ which is part of the program ‘Stemming Irregular migration in Northern and Central Ethiopia’ (SINCE) implemented by the Italian Embassy in Ethiopia and funded by the European Union Trust Fund (EUTF) for Africa.

  3. “Now I fend for myself, this makes a big difference”

    22 June 2018

    The ILO wage subsidy programme supports employers who recruit and train young people, helping them to enter the labour market.

  4. What Works in Youth and Women’s Employment in MENA?

    On 7 & 8 May, the ILO will join partners to share the current status and progress on what works in youth and women’s employment in the MENA region while promoting multi-sectoral collaboration to define and address priorities for policy formulation. Key to this is the regional Community of Practice on Youth Employment, to facilitate knowledge sharing, partnership creation and up-scaling of successful youth employment interventions.

  5. Co-creating a Mopane caterpillars processing plant with women beneficiaries.

    08 June 2018

    Women beneficiaries in an AfDB supported project recently actively participated in the design of the infrastructure and production line layout of the processing plant that will ensure improved hygiene and more efficient production of their harvested Mopane worms.

  6. Academy on Youth Employment

    The 2-week Youth Employment Academy, hosted by the ILO's Turin Centre, enhances the capacity of labour market practitioners to develop comprehensive strategies to tackle the multifaceted dimensions of the youth employment challenge.