News, articles and events on youth employment

April 2012

  1. Gaps and weaknesses on youth employment highlighted at Bangladesh consultation

    19 April 2012

    Ahead of the Youth Employment Forum, the ILO is holding consultation events in more than 40 countries around the world to hear young people’s views on the alarming jobs crisis.

  2. Youth Employment Forum: Call for applications for Young Journalists/Bloggers

    05 April 2012

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) will offer five young journalists/bloggers the opportunity to promote and cover the Youth Employment Forum, which will take place in Geneva from 23 to 25 May 2012.

  3. Japan and ILO launched new partnership on Youth Employment for Sustainable Development in Kenya

    05 April 2012

    DAR ES SALAAM/ADDIS ABABA (ILO News) – The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Government of Japan launched a new creative partnership and program aimed at promoting youth employment for sustainable development of the East-African country of Kenya.

  4. Young Peruvians speak out on jobs crisis

    05 April 2012

    The ILO is holding global youth consultations that will culminate in a major Youth Employment Forum in Geneva in May, with some one hundred young people from employers’, workers’ and youth organizations from across the world taking part.

  5. Youth in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia share their views on the jobs crisis

    04 April 2012

    The ILO organized three national events in the Caucasus region during March as part of its ongoing global youth consultation.

March 2012

  1. ILO-Brussels organised a Consultation on “Decent Work for youth – the EU dimension”

    28 March 2012

    The ILO Consultation, hosted by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), brought together the European Youth Forum, the EU social partners, the EESC, European Commission, Danish EU Council Presidency, EU Member States and political groups at the European Parliament. The outcomes of the consultation will feed into the ILO Global Youth Employment Forum in May 2012, the June 2012 International Labour Conference and the on-going EU debates.

  2. Giving an ancient craft a new shine: Training youth in the brassware sector in India

    27 March 2012

    Low levels of education, lack of skills, diplomas or certificates within a technical field severely limit the chances of gainful employment for a vast number of youth in India. A new programme of skills developing and training, however, is providing an alternative. Neelam Agnihotri, ILO communication officer in New Delhi, reports how this initiative is providing new jobs for youth in the centuries-old traditional brassware industry in Moradabad, northern India.

  3. Beirut consultation highlights the need for youth voices in policy-making

    23 March 2012

    Ahead of the Youth Employment Forum, the ILO is holding consultation events in more than 40 countries around the world to hear young people’s views on the alarming employment situation. The meeting in Beirut underlined the different angles of youth employment in the Arab states.

  4. Global Youth Consultations

    The ILO held events in more than 40 countries around the world from March to May 2012 to hear young people’s views on the alarming youth employment situation.

  5. Youth Employment Forum

    As youth unemployment reaches unprecedented levels in many countries, the ILO is to hold a Global Youth Employment Forum to address the challenges young people face in the labour market. A hundred young men and women (aged 18-29), from all regions of the world will share their experiences and views on the current employment situation and discuss practical examples of successful initiatives which have led to the promotion of decent work for youth.