News, articles and events on youth employment

May 2018

  1. Innovations for Decent Jobs for Youth

    The event provides a platform for governments, social partners, youth and civil society, private sector, foundations, UN entities and beyond to explore collaboration on innovations that work for decent jobs for youth under the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

April 2018

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

    The 2 day event will share knowledge and evidence on what works in youth and women’s employment by looking at case studies of the ILO-IFAD Community of Practice on Youth Employment for MENA countries. The interactive event will allow youth employment practitioners to set the agenda for knowledge generation in the region while learning about innovative techniques for results measurement.

March 2018

  1. Improving job opportunities for rural women through better results measurement

    08 March 2018

    The ILO and IFAD supported Taqeem Initiative pilots innovative M&E strategies for women and youth in the MENA region.

  2. Women gold miners in Zimbabwe co-designed a mercury free gold processing plant

    01 March 2018

    With the support of the ILO and development partners, Guruve Women in Mining Cooperative co-created an environmentally sustainable gold milling plant that will improve productivity and deliver higher yields in Zimbabwe.

February 2018

  1. Empowering Women in the Rural Economy

    27 February 2018

    The goal of the policy guidance notes is to offer guidance to policymakers, the social partners and development practitioners on ways to effectively address employment- and labour-related issues in the rural context.

  2. World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2018 - Generation Safe & Healthy -

  3. Mainstreaming youth and women’s employment in rural investments in MENA

    The challenge of tackling unemployment among rural women and youth in the Middle East and North Africa gave rise to a unique partnership between IFAD and the ILO

January 2018

  1. ECOSOC Youth Forum 2018: The role of youth in building sustainable and resilient urban and rural communities

    The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum, to be held on 30-31 January 2018, will provide a platform for youth to engage in a dialogue with Member States, the ILO and UN agency partners

December 2017

  1. © Miguel Pinheiro / CIFOR 2018

    Unemployment up for 3rd consecutive year, expected to drop in 2018

    18 December 2017

    ILO’s annual Labour Overview of Latin America and the Caribbean shows a continued rise in unemployment. The region presented mixed challenges, with signs of improvement in some areas and indications of deterioration in others.

  2. Monitoring the performance of the Portuguese Youth Guarantee Train-the-trainers programme

    The workshop took place in Lisbon, Portugal from 24-25 February 2016.