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.
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.
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.
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.
04 July 2017
Delegates learn about Romanian experience in drafting and implementation of active labour market measures.
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.
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.
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.
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.
13 June 2017
A unique global partnership will bring the benefits of the digital economy to young people.