Partnership for youth employment in the Commonwealth of Independent States (YEP CIS)

The crisis of youth employment was a main subject discussed by the Conference of the International Labour Organization in 2012. Representatives of governments, employer organizations and trade unions of 185 countries called for urgent and immediate action to reverse the youth employment crisis and the threat of losing a generation of young people whose skills and talents are under-estimated or wasted. They also called for the ILO to provide global leadership in addressing the crisis through partnerships and alliances at global, regional and country level.

The technical cooperation project, financially supported by the PAO Lukoil and implemented by the ILO, seeks to improve the effectiveness of youth employment policies and programmes in Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and the Russian Federation (as well as six more countries: Armenia, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan) to establish a framework for regional cooperation and knowledge sharing on youth employment.

The project addresses disadvantaged young people, such as low-skilled youth, those who dropped out from school, those who face difficulties in entering the labour market due to the lack of work experience, and other groups of disadvantaged youth, with particular emphasis on youth at risk of social exclusion and those exposed to anti-social behaviours.

Latest from YEP CIS

  1. News

    Celebrations in Moscow to Commemorate Centenary of International Labour Organization

    23 May 2019

    The last decade of May in Moscow was marked by high-level celebration events to commemorate the centenary of the International Labour Organization (ILO).

  2. News

    Future of Work Agenda for Young Workers in Azerbaijan

    20 April 2019

    A training workshop for the Public Employment Services (PES) was held on 16-19 April in Baku. Focused on youth employment, lifelong-learning and youth labor transitions, bringing into action the policy recommendations for investing in people's capabilities outlined in the report of the Global Commission for the Future of Work.

  3. News

    The ILO 24-Hour Global Tour

    12 April 2019

    On 11 April 2019, a day-long series of events spanning four continents marked the ILO's 100th anniversary. The events were webcast live and they could be viewed around the globe in real time mode.

  4. News

    ILO Academy on Employment: A Training Course in Moscow

    22 March 2019

    The ILO Academy on Employment, a three-day training course for the Public Employment Service staff, took place at the Federal Service for Labour and Employment (Rostrud) on March 19-21, 2019.

  5. ILO 100

    A future of work for Russian youth

    21 December 2018

    Youth employment remains a priority for the ILO as the Organization moves into its second century. A project in Russia’s West Siberian region addresses this key future of work challenge by seeking to change employers’ perceptions and creating opportunities for the most vulnerable youth.