News, articles and events on youth employment

November 2021

  1. ECLAC and ILO call for urgent measures to support the labour reintegration of women and youth in Latin America

    30 November 2021

    In a new joint report, the two UN organizations indicate that in the medium term it will be necessary to rebuild more resilient labour markets and foster formalization.

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    Youth unemployment in Thailand hits new highs due to COVID-19

    23 November 2021

    ILO assessment of the Thai labour market finds high levels of joblessness among young workers due to pandemic restrictions.

  3. Internships, Employability and the Search for Decent Work Experience

    EMPLOYMENT Seminar #36

  4. The ILO and ITU highlight opportunities for boosting youth employment in the digital economy in Ethiopia’s Afar and Somali regions

    02 November 2021

    On 1 November 2021, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) invited key youth employment stakeholders to discuss, validate the results and identify potential priority areas in the study on youth employment opportunities in Ethiopia’s digital economy, in Afar and Somali regions.

October 2021

  1. Community centres to bring new skills and employment opportunities for refugee and host communities in Uganda

    21 October 2021

    The ILO and UNHCR, with support from the Government of Netherlands, have initiated development of six multipurpose community centres which will offer safe spaces and socio-economic services for refugees and host communities.

  2. ILO launches new online database on employment policies and strategies to promote an inclusive job-rich recovery

    19 October 2021

    The online platform will serve as a unique worldwide reference and source of information on national employment policies, and strategies to promote youth employment.

  3. Young workers urge the elimination of workplace violence and harassment

    18 October 2021

    As part of the promotion for the ratification of the ILO Convention No. 190, the ILO took part in the discussion with young workers who aspired for workplace free from violence and harassment.

  4. Launch of the ILO Employment Policy Gateway

    The first publicly available online platform on employment policies, and youth employment strategies.

  5. Two-track recovery undermines trust and solidarity

    14 October 2021

    In a statement to the IMF and World Bank annual meetings, ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder said countries must increase investments in social protection, decent work and a just transition.

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    From refugee to digital worker

    08 October 2021

    For Thon Mabior Jok, a young refugee from Kakuma camp in Kenya, working on a digital platform has meant some extra income but there are many challenges.