News, articles and events on youth employment

April 2018

  1. E-Discussion: Quality, Innovative Apprenticeships for the Future of Work

    Organized by the ILO with support from partner organizations such as the European Alliance for Apprenticeships, the European Commission, the OECD, UNESCO and the Global Apprenticeship Network (GAN). The online discussion to be hosted on the Global Skills for Employment Knowledge Sharing Platform from 14 to 25 May 2018.

  2. ILO and African Development Bank to work together on employment, effective labour migration and future of work challenges in Africa

    19 April 2018

    ILO and AFDB agreed to enhance cooperation on decent jobs for youth, labour migration and mobility and the future of work in Africa.

  3. Creating opportunities for young women through youth employment programmes

    03 April 2018

    A plethora of forces drive gender disparities in youth employment, yet innovative youth employment programs can respond to gender issues. ILO Taqeem presents impact evaluation results of a youth entrepreneurship TV programme in Egypt.

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. Subregional conference sums up results of Youth Employment Project, identifies priorities for Phase 2

    16 February 2018

    TURIN (ILO News) - On 13-16 February, a sub-regional kick-off conference for the second phase of the ILO Project “Partnerships for Youth Employment in the CIS" was held. The second phase will be implemented in 2018-2022 by ILO Moscow with financial support of the Russian company LUKOIL.

  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.