News, articles and events on youth employment

November 2017

  1. © Alain Bachellier 2017

    Weak recovery in youth labour markets demands a sweeping response

    20 November 2017

    Despite a significant fall in youth unemployment since the height of the economic crisis in 2009, persistent unemployment and a lack of quality job opportunities continue to hamper young people’s quest for decent work.

  2. ILO-IFAD Taqeem Policy Roundtable: What works in promoting entrepreneurship for rural women?

    17 November 2017

    As part of the Egypt Entrepreneurship Summit 2017, ILO-IFAD Taqeem hosted a policy roundtable titled “What works in promoting entrepreneurship for rural women?”. The roundtable presented evidence on rural women’s entrepreneurship promotion programmes and related policy measures in the MENA region.

  3. ILO Project Helps Disadvantaged Young People Enter the Labour Market

    17 November 2017

    The ILO supports the Agency for Employment of the Perm Territory, Russian Federation, in improving its package of programmes and services to the population. For that purpose, the ILO pilots wage subsidy programme with mentorship targeting disadvantaged young people.

  4. ILO to issue report on Global Employment Trends for Youth

    15 November 2017

  5. Jobs and Skills Mismatch – Job-rich growth for Sustainable Development

    On 27-28 November 2017, the Employment Policy Department will bring together researchers, policy-makers, practitioners and other stakeholders to review and discuss on-going research on demand for jobs and bottlenecks in developed and developing countries.

  6. Egypt Entrepreneurship Summit 2017: Opening a whole World of Opportunities

    Under the auspices of the Ministry of International Cooperation, the ILO Cairo Office and the Middle East Council for Small Businesses and Entrepreneurship (MCSBE) will hold the third annual Egypt Entrepreneurship Summit in Hurghada from 15 to 18 November 2017, titled "Opening a whole World of Opportunities".

October 2017

  1. Are young people overskilled or underskilled?

    30 October 2017

    ILO Taqeem blogs about their participation at the World Skills Competition 2017 held in Abu Dhabi

  2. Decent jobs for rural youth

    30 October 2017

    An article by the ILO Youth Employment Programme appeared in Rural21, the International Journal for Rural Development

  3. © S. Jordan / Caritas Australia 2017

    How worms and gold can help improve livelihoods in rural Zimbabwe

    27 October 2017

    Thousands of people are set to benefit from a project in Zimbabwe aimed at creating jobs and improving livelihoods for women and youth in poor rural communities. The project focuses on the food production sector and gold ore processing.

  4. Academy on Green Jobs Promotion in the MENA Region

    The event is organised by DWT/CO–Cairo: ILO DWT for North Africa and Country Office for Egypt and Eritrea through ILO Project “Decent Jobs for Egypt’s Young People” (DJEP) financed by Global Affairs Canada (GAC) in collaboration with: International Training Centre of the ILO, Arab Academy for Science and Technology and Maritime Transport (AASTMT), ILO Green Jobs Programme, ILO Offices and DWT in the Arab States and North Africa.