News items

2012

  1. Youth labour market still critical in G20 countries

    03 October 2012

    Data presented at a G20 meeting in Geneva shows that youth unemployment rates remain alarming, ranging from about 8 per cent to over 50 per cent in 17 of the 20 member countries. The G20 Task Force on Employment agreed to promote quality apprenticeships.

  2. ILO calls for urgent investment in youth work opportunities

    11 September 2012

    The head of the ILO’s Employment sector outlines the ILO’s vision for investment in young people in order to tackle the world-wide youth unemployment crisis.

  3. Integrated Climate Risk Financing: ILO and UNDP teaming up in the Philippines

    15 August 2012

  4. Mexico: A labour market overview

    29 June 2012

    As Mexicans go to the polls on Sunday to choose a new president and legislature, the ILO presents a snapshot of the employment situation based on the May edition of "The Labour Situation in Latin America"*.

  5. Green jobs: a chance for youth - UNEP and ILO

    19 June 2012

    In the run up to the high level discussions of Rio+20 on 20-22 June, UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme) and the ILO (International Labour Organizations) organized a joint Rio +20 side event.

  6. Social protection expands despite crisis, ILO-World Bank report says

    07 June 2012

    A new ILO-World Bank report and online data tool shows that social protection systems expanded in many parts of the world between 2008 and 2010.

  7. Swiss labour market recovery boosted by effective social partnership, ILO-World Bank report says

    07 June 2012

    A new ILO-World Bank report and online data tool presented at the 101st International Labour Conference shows that the Swiss labour market – even though it was hit by the crisis – recovered faster than in other countries, partly because of an intensive social dialogue between government, employers and workers.

  8. Analyzing national responses to the global economic and social crisis

    07 June 2012

    On 12 June, Swiss Federal Counselor and Minister of Economic Affairs Johann Schneider-Ammann will present a new ILO-World Bank database to the International Labour Conference in Geneva. For the first time, the new database lists and examines the policy responses taken by 77 countries since the start of the financial and economic crisis.

  9. Greek youth lose faith in the future

    29 May 2012

    When Greek unemployment hit another record high at the end of 2011, it was the first time that the number of young people without a job outnumbered those in work. Qurratul-Ain Haider, a journalist based in Geneva, reports from Athens.

  10. Temporary, part-time jobs: a trap for youth?

    22 May 2012

    The use of temporary contracts for young workers has nearly doubled since the onset of the economic crisis, said the ILO in its Global Employment Trends for Youth 2012 report.

  11. The hidden face of youth unemployment

    17 May 2012

    Extremely adverse labour market conditions are forcing many youth to give up the job search altogether or to continue their stay in the education system. Globally, some 6.4 million youth have dropped out of the labour force.

  12. Neither working nor studying, the fate for millions of youth worldwide

    17 May 2012

    Millions of youth around the world have essentially given up looking for a job since the onset of the crisis, reflecting an increasing detachment from the labour market.

  13. Four million more jobless youth since 2007

    17 May 2012

    The global youth unemployment rate for 2012 remains stuck at crisis peak levels and is not expected to come down until at least 2016, says the ILO in its Global Employment Trends for Youth 2012 report.

  14. Youth Employment - Good Practices

    04 May 2012

    The ILO Youth Employment Programme has launched a call for nominations of good practices that have proven effective in promoting decent work for young people.

  15. Youth Employment - Good Practices

    04 May 2012

    The ILO Youth Employment Programme has launched a call for nominations of good practices that have proven effective in promoting decent work for young people.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. Eastern Europe and Central Asia should transition toward sustainable development now or pay more in the future, says UN report

    23 March 2012

    Eastern Europe and Central Asia need to remove fossil fuel subsidies, invest in ‘green’ jobs, and establish social protection floors to ensure a sustainable future. These were some of the findings from a new UN report “From Transition to Transformation”, launched in Istanbul, Turkey at the first Global Human Development Forum.