News, articles and events on youth employment

October 2017

  1. The AfDB Youth and Women Empowerment Project (YWEP) comes to life

    11 October 2017

    This initiative will build on existing interventions to empower young people and women in the selected districts.

September 2017

  1. ILO highlights massive decent work deficit for youth

    28 September 2017

    Over 50 million young people in Latin America and the Caribbean face a labour market characterised by unemployment, informality and a lack of opportunities. They represent a major challenge, which was discussed at a preparatory meeting ahead of the Global Conference on Child Labour to be held in Argentina in November.

  2. ILO calls for global action to boost youth employment in North Africa

    27 September 2017

    ILO hosts two-day international conference in Geneva to address the most pressing issues related to youth and decent work in North Africa.

  3. Working together to facilitate access to decent jobs for youth in fragile situations

    25 September 2017

    The event “Youth Employment for Peace and Resilience” brought together a broad range of stakeholders to discuss the challenges and opportunities to support young people in fragile situations.

  4. Spain and ILO join forces to promote decent jobs for youth

    25 September 2017

    On the occasion of the 72nd United Nations General Assembly in New York, Spain announced its support to “Decent Jobs for Youth, the Global Initiative for Action”.

  5. High-level event on Youth Employment for Peace and Resilience

    Under the aegis of the Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth, the event is co-organized by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) together with the Ministry of Employment and Social Security of Spain and the Permanent Mission of Tunisia to the United Nations.

  6. Academy on Green Jobs Promotion in the MENA Region

    This one-week capacity-building event aims to discuss how the potential for green jobs in the MENA region could be realised. The overall purpose is to contribute to enhancing institutional capacities for transformative change towards greener and more inclusive economies.

  7. YENA Conference 2017: The Future on Youth and Employment in North Africa

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) hosted a High-Level Conference on Youth and Employment in North Africa with participants from Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Sudan and Tunisia, as well as development partners and major stakeholders to agree on a five-year plan of action and roadmap to enhance youth employability in the sub-region.

  8. ILO to host the first High-Level Conference on Youth and Employment in North Africa

    12 September 2017

  9. UN agencies join forces to promote youth employment in Cambodia

    05 September 2017

    The Royal Government of Cambodia and five UN agencies and programmes (ILO, UNDP, UNESCO, UNICEF and UNV), with the support of the Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation, launched a new joint programme to promote youth employment and reduce inequalities in the country.