ILO Videos on Youth Employment

Resource list | 11 November 2009

Highest Youth Unemployment Ever: An Interview with ILO Economist Sara Elder (31.9 MB – 9:47 min.), August 2010

Jobs in times of crisis: Plight of young people - Slide show on Youtube (3:09 min.), 2010

Fourteenth ILO Asian Regional Meeting - Decent Work for the Millennium Generation (9.72 MB - 4:12 min.) November, 2006 - The Millennium Generation, the world's young people, 60 per cent of whom are in Asia, will be entering the labour force for the first time this century. In Angono, the Art Capital of the Philippines, a new generation of young artists is learning to blend artistic talent with marketable skills.

null October, 2006 - Nearly half of the young people in Asia – tens of millions of people - are unemployed. In Angono, known as the Art Capital of the Philippines, employers’ organisations are working with aspiring young artists to help them make a good start in the art business.

null October 2, 2006 - As International Youth Day approaches (August 12th), summer is the time for music festivals in Europe and elsewhere, but the EXIT Festival in Novi Sad, Serbia, is a festival with a social conscience that is turning its attention to the problems of unemployed young people as ILO TV reports.

null January 19, 2006 - One of the major themes at the 2006 World Economic Forum in Davos is on the future of jobs, but according to a new report from the International Labour Organization, that future relies heavily on the ability of workers to continually upgrade their skills as ILO TV explains.

Seventh ILO European Regional Meeting: Managing Transitions - Youth Employment (9.37 MB - 5:17 min.) February 10, 2005 - Throughout Europe and Central Asia, young people are more than twice as likely as adults to be unemployed. It is a profound irony that in a region with an ageing population and growing dependency rates that young people should encounter disproportionate difficulties to find and keep decent jobs.

93rd Session of the International Labour Conference - Youth Employment (7.49 MB - 4:12 min.) June 2005 - At the dawn of the XXI century, young people face increasingly deteriorating conditions at work. For a safer, more just and prosperous world tomorrow, the international community needs to pledge now to increase decent work opportunities for the coming generation.

null November 14, 2005 - In Bolivia, where the lack of work and poverty scar the social and economic reality of the country, an army of teachers and professors seek to plant the germ of a business oriented culture within the youth. For the ILO, the promotion of self employment and micro businesses are an integral part of the fight against unemployment. This report was prepared by ILO TV in La Paz.

null July 15, 2005 - The International Labour Organization has found that nearly half of the world’s unemployed are under the age of 24. In Jamaica, the National Training Agency, known as HEART, gives young people the skills they need. ILO TV profiles the manager of a hotel school, who not so long ago was a trainee herself.

Youth voices from Kosovo ( 16.1 MB - 9:35 min.) October, 2004 – The lack of decent work among young people’s mirrors and perpetuates the vicious cycle of poverty, inadequate education and training, and poor jobs. The ILO Youth Employment project in Kosovo aims to improve the employment prospects of young people, by enhancing their employability and job opportunities available to them. This video illustrates some of the results achieved under the youth employment project that the ILO has been implementing in Kosovo (Serbia & Montenegro) between 2004 and 2006. It does so through the voices of several people who have been involved in or benefited from the project, namely staff from government institutions, representatives from employer and worker organizations, and young people themselves. Language: E, IT