Publications on youth employment

  1. Global Employment Trends for Youth: 2011 update

    26 October 2011

    The report presents the latest global and regional labour market trends for youth and examines whether or not the situation that young people face in the labour market has improved or worsened over the year and a half since the release of the special edition of the Global Employment Trends for Youth, August 2010 on the impact of the economic crisis. One year later, with an environment of growing uncertainty in the economic recovery and stalled recovery in the job market, the report draws the unfortunate conclusion that the situation facing youth in the labour market has not improved and that prospects for the future are not much better.

  2. Skills for Green Jobs: A Global View

    06 October 2011

    This volume examines the experiences of 21 developed and developing countries in adjusting their training provision to meet the new demands of a greener economy. It shows that skills development is critical to unlocking the employment potential of green growth, yet skills shortages are becoming an obstacle in realizing this potential. The report recommends that countries devise strategies based on well-informed policy decisions, social dialogue, and coordination among ministries and between employers and training providers.

  3. Skills for Employment Policy Brief - Greening the global economy: the skills challenge

    05 October 2011

    Part of the Policy Brief Series produced by the Skills and Employability Branch

  4. Decent Work and Youth in Latin America, 2010

    05 October 2011

    This report takes stock of progress and setbacks with respect to the problems identified in the report published in 2007.

  5. Trade and Employment: From Myths to Facts - ILO-EC publication

    04 October 2011

    The edited volume “Trade and Employment: From Myths to Facts” is the outcome of a joint project of the European Commission and the International Labour Office. The book contributes to promoting the advancement of employment, decent work and social cohesion in developing countries by assisting policy makers and social partners in anticipating and addressing the effects of trade reforms on employment

  6. Making Globalization Socially Sustainable

    20 September 2011

    Globalization is widely seen as a powerful engine that has the potential to promote growth and development. For many years, however, concerns have also been raised about the effects of globalization on jobs and wages. This has led to questions about the social sustainability of globalization. This volume consists of contributions by leading academic experts who analyse the various channels through which globalization affects jobs and wages.

  7. Unlocking indigenous peoples’ potential for sustainable rural development

    30 June 2011

    Key issues and policy options to unlock the potential for sustainable rural development among indigenous and tribal peoples.

  8. Employment diagnostic analysis: Bosnia and Herzegovina

    23 June 2011

    Employment Working Paper No. 86

  9. Opportunity in Crisis: Preventing HIV from early adolescence to young adulthood

    01 June 2011

    This joint report by ILO, UNAIDS, UNICEF, UNESCO, UNFPA, WHO and the World Bank, provides an overview of the State of the epidemic among young people. It includes individual testimonies, the latest statistics and analysis on very young adolescents (10-14), older adolescents (15-19), young adults (20-24) and young people living with HIV. The report outlines opportunities for action to ensure the protection of these young people and to achieve the global targets for an AIDS- free generation.

  10. The impact of the economic and financial crisis on youth employment: Measures for labour market recovery in the European Union, Canada and the United States

    18 April 2011

    Employment Working Paper No. 70