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

    Youth Employment and Future of Work High on the Agenda of WorldSkills 2019

    26 August 2019

    On 26 August 2019 Kazan hosted a round table “Youth employment and the future of work” co-organized by ILO Moscow and the Ministry of labour and Social Protection of the Russian Federation on the margins of 45th WorldSkills competition.

  2. News

    Eastern Europe and Central Asia countries discuss gender equality in the youth labour market

    06 July 2019

  3. News

    International Forum of Trade Union Youth in Tashkent

    29 June 2019

    The ILO Moscow Office participated in the International Forum of Trade Union Youth (TEMP 2019) held on 22–28 June in Tashkent.

  4. 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).

  5. 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.