Millions of young people around the world are facing the same problem: no job and few job prospects when they enter the labour market. It's especially frustrating for young people with high academic qualifications. Increasingly, they are learning that getting the highest education possible is no longer a guarantee of getting a good job. But an innovative strategy built on partnerships from all levels of society is changing that, and changing young people's perceptions of what kind of job is most suitable for them.
Last year, the International Labour Conference adopted the Recommendation concerning the transition from the informal to the formal economy (No.204). An innovative project in Kyrgyzstan shows how this transition can be facilitated in practice.
The International Labour Organization (ILO) has successfully tested an innovative mechanism - voluntary peer reviews, in which countries assess one another’s youth employment policies and share good practices during joint meetings. It is one of the elements of the ILO project “Partnerships for Youth Employment in the CIS” financially supported by the Russian company LUKOIL. Learn more about this innovative experience from the article or radio report below.
Alimjan’s mother did not see any harm in her son’s work, even though he was still a child. On the contrary, she believed that the sooner he learned how to earn money, the better. Read about how an ILO project helped get a boy out of child labour and into school.
11 June 2015
Read about a pilot programme that is helping young Azerbaijani entrepreneurs build successful formal businesses of all kinds.
08 June 2015