News, articles and events on youth employment

August 2017

  1. Creating decent jobs for a rapidly expanding young African labour force

    18 August 2017

    Within the next 15 years, some 375 million young people will become of working age in Africa, equivalent to the current population of Canada and the United States combined. By 2050, nearly one in three young people will be living in sub-Saharan Africa, and most of them simply cannot afford not to work.

  2. © EricAudras/AltoPress/PhotoAlto 2017

    How to get more young people into better jobs

    10 August 2017

    New ILO book focuses on the global challenge of youth unemployment and proposes policies to create more decent jobs for young women and men.

July 2017

  1. High female education and low labour participation rates: IFAD and ILO tackle the “MENA gender paradox”

    19 July 2017

    Issue explored at policy forum facilitated by a grant-funded project on gender monitoring and evaluation in the Near East and North Africa.

  2. © Ness Kerton / AusAID 2017

    With relevant skills, youth can help accelerate progress on the Sustainable Development Goals

    18 July 2017

    On World Youth Skills Day, ILO highlights the need to provide new skills for young people that respond effectively to new forms of work.

  3. Promoting youth employment: Moldova completes study mission in Romania

    04 July 2017

    Delegates learn about Romanian experience in drafting and implementation of active labour market measures.

  4. Matching workers and employers in Cambodia through better employment services

    03 July 2017

    An ILO/China South-South project has led to an improvement in the sharing of labour market data and closer cooperation between the Cambodian government, workers’ and employers’ organizations.

  5. Evaluating Labour Market Programmes: Policy Forum & Executive Course

    As part of ILO’s partnership with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the IFAD financed project “Strengthening gender monitoring and evaluation in rural employment in the Near East and North Africa”, a Policy Forum and Executive Course on Evaluating Labour Market Programmes was offered between the 2nd and 6th of July 2017 in Amman, Jordan. The course was co-financed by the OECD Development Centre, the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation, GIZ and the Economic Research Forum.

June 2017

  1. The European Union and ILO join hands with VTASL to provide NVQ certification for 90 youth in Batticaloa

    28 June 2017

    Under the European Union Support to District Development Programme (EU-SDDP), International Labour Organization (ILO) have joined hands with Vocational Training Authority of Sri Lanka (VTASL) to increase the skilled labour force in 2 trades namely Heavy equipment operators (60 beneficiaries) and modern dress making (30 beneficiaries) in Batticaloa District.

  2. UN agencies launch youth entrepreneurship and self-employment campaign to boost transition towards decent work

    27 June 2017

    On the occasion of Micro-, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises International Day, UN agencies launch a campaign on solutions to address the unique obstacles to youth entrepreneurship and self-employment.

  3. Guy Ryder announces “Digital Skills for Decent Jobs for Youth” Campaign

    13 June 2017

    A unique global partnership will bring the benefits of the digital economy to young people.