News, articles and events on youth employment

February 2024

  1. Work Wise Youth: ILO’s new guide to create awareness on youth rights at work

    23 February 2024

    The ILO developed and launched a new guide to support young people, including the ones in forced displacement contexts, to understand their labour rights, in turn empowering them to advocate for fair and dignified working conditions.

  2. Tackling water woes: ILO’s vocational training success in Kenya

    21 February 2024

    With support from the Government and partners, ILO PROSPECTS introduced a skill development programme supporting maintenance of water sources and supply systems in a drought prone community of Garissa, Kenya. The first batch of trained Water System Operators graduated this week.

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    Social Justice: The African Youth Challenge

    With half the population of Africa aged 19 or under, and a quarter of the world's people expected to be living on the continent by 2050, social justice cannot be achieved globally if it is not first realized for the youth in Africa. This World Day of Social Justice, ILO Africa brings together representatives from the international development community to hear from the youth on what they say they need to realize their dreams, and discover their solutions to Africa's social injustices.

  4. ILO drives the inclusion of hosts and refugees in Ethiopia's digital economy

    02 February 2024

    The agreements signed between International Labour Organization and Ethiopian government authorities will promote employment and policy solutions for inclusion of hosts and refugees in country's expanding digital economy.

January 2024

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    Insights into youth participation in work-based learning

    24 January 2024

    The ILO has released new indicators on work-based learning (WBL) and vocational education, offering statistical insights into youth participation in various forms of WBL including apprenticeships.

  2. ILO's Youth-to-Youth Fund to tackle youth unemployment in Ethiopia

    12 January 2024

    Youth-led organizations in Ethiopia participated in a competition to secure financial and technical support for their proposals to promote decent work and economic inclusion of young people from the host and refugee communities.

  3. Interactive dialogue and launch of Work Wise Youth: A guide to youth rights at work

    The webinar will feature an interactive and inter-generational dialogue on the importance of promoting youth rights at work for individuals, businesses and societies, and launch "Work Wise Youth: A guide to youth rights at work". The guide is intended to support ILO constituents and other stakeholders in their initiatives aimed at raising young people's awareness of their rights at work, with a focus on those in forced displacement contexts.

December 2023

  1. Bridging the Skills Gap in Lebanon's Poultry Sector

    11 December 2023

    The training programme, run by the ILO and AVSI Foundation, adopted a holistic approach, merging theoretical knowledge with hands-on practical experience for the enhancement of decent working conditions across the sector

  2. ILO launches first global report on public employment services and active labour market policies for transitions

    11 December 2023

    Public employment services have a central role in responding to crises and fostering recovery to ensure efficient and well-functioning labour markets. This Q&A provides details from the first global report by the ILO on public employment services, shedding light on the latest developments and trends of employment services and active labour market policies.

  3. Youth Leadership in Action: The future we cannot afford to ignore

    In the context of the Global Refugee Forum, the ILO is supporting the linked event on Youth Leadership in Action. The event is organized to support the Global Multi-Stakeholder Pledge to Support Work With, For & By Young People in Displacement and brings together multiple stakeholders for a dynamic dialogue on the crucial role of young refugees in global humanitarian and development processes.