Youth Employment Forum

What about young people?

A global Youth Employment Forum was held at ILO headquarters in Geneva from the 23rd to 25th of May 2012. The Forum served as a space to incorporate the voices of youth into the discussion on the current youth employment crisis; for young people from all over the world to come together, discuss their experiences relating to the youth employment challenge and share their knowledge and expertise. Full programme

Good Practices

In conjunction with the Youth Employment Forum, the ILO Youth Employment Programme called for good practices on youth employment in order to create a   database of good practices that have proven effective in promoting decent work for young people and to create a community of experts on the topic. The    five    selected good practices initiative, one from each region, were invited to present their practice at the Youth Employment Forum.
Results - youthPRACS


  1. The youth employment crisis: A call for action

    At its 101st International Labour Conference in June 2012, the ILO adopted a Resolution calling for immediate, targeted and renewed action to tackle the youth employment crisis.

  2. Defeat jobs crisis, “improve economy”: Voices from the Youth Employment Forum

    Young people from around the world took part in the Youth Employment Forum at the ILO in Geneva, sharing their experiences. Read what they had to say on the crisis and the Forum.

Video Contest

  1. From Canada

    Produced by: Rana Sowdaey

  2. From Colombia

    Produced by: Fair Guzman

  3. From the Philippines

    produced by: Gian Carlo Miranda, Alfonso Orioste Jr. and Janeca Naboya