News

May 2012

  1. What are the challenges behind Russia’s plan to boost job creation?

    21 May 2012

    Russia recently announced an ambitious plan to create 25 million high productivity jobs by 2020. Olga Koulaeva, Employment Specialist at the ILO Moscow office, analyses Russian labour market challenges in an interview with ILO News.

  2. Jobs for youth: lost for years to come

    21 May 2012

    Gains in employment rates for young people have been wiped out by the economic crisis. According to the ILO's Global Employment Trends for Youth 2012, it may take 4-5 years before jobs rebound. In the meantime, many of the 75 million unemployed young people will completely give up looking for work. ILO TV reports from Athens, Greece

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Global Preparatory Meeting on the Post-2015 Framework for Development - Concluding remarks by José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs

    16 May 2012

    José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs, Executive Director for Employment Sector of the ILO delivered his concuding remarks at the Global Preparatory Meeting on the Post-2015 Framework for Development at the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Research Institute

  7. Three steps to curb youth unemployment

    15 May 2012

    The right mix of education and training, promoting entrepreneurship and strengthening employment services is key to tackling the current youth employment crisis in many parts of the world, said Executive Director of the ILO’s Employment Sector, Mr José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs.

  8. "Growth, Structural Change and Employment" - Statement by Jose M. Salazar-Xirinachs

    15 May 2012

    Opening remarks by Jose M. Salazar-Xirinachs, Executive Director for Employment Sector of the ILO delivered at the Global Preparatory Meeting on the Post-2015 Framework for Development at the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Research Institute

  9. “Skills, decent work and development: Transitions to job-rich Growth” - Statement by José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs

    14 May 2012

    Statement by José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs, Executive Director for Employment Sector of the ILO delivered at the Third International Congress on Technical and Vocational Education and Training an event organized by the UNESCO

  10. 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.