News, articles and events on youth employment

November 2008

  1. Mary Robinson, Realizing Rights: The Ethical Globalization Initiative. Speech to the High-Level Forum on "Working Out of Poverty: Decent Work Approach to Development and Growth in Africa"

    14 November 2008

  2. Heather Grady, Realizing Rights: The Ethical Globalization Initiative. Speech to the High-Level Forum on "Working Out of Poverty: Decent Work Approach to Development and Growth in Africa"

    14 November 2008

  3. Olubanke King- Akerele, Foreign Minister of Liberia. Speech to the High-Level Forum on "Working Out of Poverty: Decent Work Approach to Development and Growth in Africa" in Monrovia on 8-9 September 2008

    14 November 2008

  4. Jordan Ryan, UN Resident Coordinator in Liberia. Speech to the High-Level Forum on "Working Out of Poverty: Decent Work Approach to Development and Growth in Africa" in Monrovia on 8-9 September 2008

    14 November 2008

August 2008

  1. Breaking gender barriers: A young woman’s quest in a male-dominated profession

    11 August 2008

    One billion people will reach working age within the next decade – the best educated and best trained generation of young men and especially young women ever. But despite great efforts carried out by governments and social partners, the youth unemployment crisis is growing, and the gender barriers have yet to be overcome. Young people, particularly women in developing countries, need equal access to training and jobs. Then, as the story of Paula shows, all it often takes is determination.

  2. Breaking gender barriers for young women and men

    11 August 2008

    Despite efforts by the international community, gender stereotyping and employment barriers continue to affect millions of young women and men around the world, said the International Labour Organization today on the occasion of International Youth Day.

December 2007

  1. Experts from seven South-East European countries discussed the youth employment challenge

    12 December 2007

    Despite increased economic growth, the inability of economies to create enough decent and productive jobs is hitting youth especially hard, experts from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, the FYR of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia concluded at a meeting here on 6 and 7 December.

September 2007

  1. Unemployment, informality and inactivity menace young people in Latin America and the Caribbean

    04 September 2007

    ILO calls for better use of the growth, development and poverty reduction potential of 106 million youth in the region.

August 2007

  1. Asian Employment Forum: Youth employment: “We are not the problem, we are the solution”

    09 August 2007

    According to the latest figures Asia’s 378 million-strong youth labour force accounts for more than one in five of the region’s total labour force and 58 per cent of the global youth labour force. Although the proportion of young people in the workforce is projected to decline by 2015, a new report prepared for the ILO’s Asian Employment Forum (to be held in Beijing on 13-15 August) says that for many countries in South East Asia and the Pacific, the youth employment challenge remains huge. ILO Online reports.

October 2006

  1. Wanted: Job with decent wage

    27 October 2006

    Youth unemployment is a persistent problem in Latin America, but there is also a need to improve the quality of jobs, according to a new report repared by the International Labour Organization (ILO). Luis Cordova reports from Santiago de Chile for ILO OnLine.