Publications on youth employment

  1. 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.

  2. 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

  3. Germany: A Job-centred approach

    28 March 2011

    Despite a dramatic decline in output as a result of the global financial and economic crisis, Germany’s labour market held up well compared with other countries. This was the conclusion reached by the first comprehensive assessment of Germany’s policy to tackle the crisis, issued by the ILO.

  4. Policy options to support young workers during economic recovery

    14 February 2011

    This policy brief presents lessons learned from initiatives taken in past crises.

  5. Promoting job creation for young people in multinational enterprises and their supply chains: Sierra Leone

    14 December 2010

    Employment Sector - Employment Report No. 8

  6. Gundo Lashu (Our Victory): Labour intensive public roads programmes in South Africa

    01 December 2010

    With more than 25 per cent of jobless people, the Republic of South Africa is faced with rampant unemployment – coupled with high levels of poverty and a lack of skills. As part of the South African Government’s strategy to provide poverty and income relief through temporary work, the labour intensive Expanded Public Works Programme was introduced in 2004. It received technical support from the ILO, which is also assisting the Government with the development and formulation of policy. South African journalist Eleanor Momberg reports from Johannesburg.

  7. Promoting a recovery focused on jobs

    01 December 2010

    The global financial crisis has led to the highest level of unemployment ever recorded – 210 million people. This has sharpened prior international concern about the failure of the global economy to generate enough decent work opportunities in all countries.

  8. Decent Work and Youth in Latin America 2010

    03 November 2010

    The report shows the educational and employment situation of young people in Latin America including a description of the most important indicators, an analysis on the causes and consequences, and the challenges that youth access to productive and decent work poses to governments and other stakeholders in the region, and possible courses of action to address them.

  9. Promoting job creation for young people in multinational enterprises and their supply chains: Liberia

    02 September 2010

    Employment Sector - Employment Report No. 7

  10. Global Employment Trends for Youth, August 2010

    12 August 2010

    The report presents the latest global and regional labour market trends for youth and specifically explores how the global economic crisis has exposed the vulnerabilities of young people around the world. In developed economies, the crisis has led to the highest youth unemployment rates on record, while in developing economies – where 90 per cent of the world’s youth live – the crisis threatens to exacerbates the challenges of rampant decent work deficits, adding to the number of young people who find themselves stuck in working poverty and thus prolonging the cycle of working poverty through at least another generation.