News, articles and events on youth employment

August 2019

  1. © DAMIEN MEYER / AFP 2020

    Transforming Mona, the importance of relevant, equitable and inclusive education

    12 August 2019

    From engineer to entrepreneur. The story of Mona El Khodairy shows how the right training and education can transform young people’s lives.

  2. © ESC Saint-Etienne 2020

    International Youth Day 2019

    With sixty-three million young people worldwide unemployed and 141 million trapped in working poverty, youth employment is a global challenge and a top policy concern. In response, the ILO implements a range of activities on youth employment including advocacy, knowledge development and dissemination, policy and technical advice and capacity building services.

  3. Young entrepreneurs make the best use of technology as business opportunities

    09 August 2019

    Young people are at the heart of the digital age. They think with and through new technologies. They also make the best use of the online tools to develop and build their businesses or doing their works.

  4. Celebrating the ILO’s 100th anniversary with ILO Virtual Run on Decent Work

    08 August 2019

    More than 1,500 runners joined the ILO Decent Work Virtual Run to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the ILO in Indonesia. The ILO’s Deputy Director-General marked the closing with signing of the ILO 100 Jersey.

  5. ILO Deputy Director-General, Greg Vines: ILO calls for “human-centered” approach to future of work

    06 August 2019

    The ILO Deputy-Director General, Greg Vines, emphasized the human-centered approach to the future of work at the Indonesian Development Forum (IDF) in Jakarta

  6. © Etinosa Yvonne / ILO 2020

    Youth delegates call for systematic changes to global youth employment policies

    05 August 2019

    Young leaders at the ILO Global Youth Employment Forum in Nigeria highlight need for better jobs, entrepreneurship, training and rights.

  7. New online platform and game board on safety and health at work

    04 August 2019

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) Youth4OSH launched a new online platform and game board to build a culture of safety and health in the Philippines. The platform features relevant, practical, and user-friendly tools to raise awareness and to spur action on occupational safety and health (OSH).

  8. The disturbing reality of youth employment

    01 August 2019

    In a speech at the opening of the ILO Global Youth Employment Forum in Abuja, Nigeria, ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, said much more needs to be done to improve the employment prospects of young people.

July 2019

  1. Global Forum to tackle youth employment crisis

    31 July 2019

  2. 2019 TICADVII ILO Side Event

    ILO Future of Work High-Level Dialogue Jobs4Youth: A Human-centered Agenda to Boost Investments and Productivity in Africa