Key resources on youth employment

Global Employment Trends for Youth 20172013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2008, 2006

ILO key documents to meeting the youth employment challenge

The call for action on the youth employment crisis: Technical cooperation portfolio (2013)

Mobilizing support for the call for action on the youth employment crisis (2013)

The ILC Resolution to tackle the youth employment crisis: A call for action (2012)

The youth employment crisis: Time for action: Report V, International Labour Conference, 101st Session (2012)

The Youth Employment Crisis: Highlights of the 2012 ILC report  (2012)

Resolution concerning youth employment: Resolutions adopted by the International Labour Conference at its 93rd Session (Geneva, June) (2005)

Tools and Guides

Rising to the youth employment challenge: New evidence on key policy issues (2017)

ILO Toolkit for Quality Apprenticeships - Vol. 1: Guide for Policy Makers (2017)

Infographic - A generation at risk: Global employment trends for youth (2013) 

Know About Business (KAB)

Start and Improve Your Business (SIYB) 

Upgrading informal apprenticeship - A resource guide for Africa (2012)

Guide for the formulation of national employment policies (2012)

Disability inclusion toolkit and resource manual (2011)

Decent work: a common goal of youth and trade unions, (2011)

Tackling youth employment challenges : an overview of possible actions and policy considerations : an introductory guide for employers' organizations (2011)

Project Design Manual, A Step-by-Step Tool to Support the Development of Cooperatives and Other Forms of Self-Help Organization (2010)

Guide to the design, monitoring and evaluation of innovative active labour market programmes targeting individuals at risk of labour market exclusion (2009)

Rural Skills Training: A generic manual on Training for Rural Economic Empowerment (TREE) (2009)

School-to-work transition survey: A methodological guide (2009) 

Youth right @ work: a facilitator’s guide and toolkit, (2009)

Joining Forces for Young People: A Practical Guide to Collaboration with Youth People (2009)

User's guide : how to prepare the "Safe work for youth" materials for local use (2009)

Guide for the preparation of National Action Plans on Youth Employment (2008)

Youth Employment: Making it happen, an electronic resource tool for employers (2008)

Working with youth : tips for small business owners (2008)

Guiding youth careers: a handbook for those who help young jobseekers (2007)

Guide to private employment agencies: Regulation, monitoring and enforcement (2007)

Biz’up Self-employment skills for young people: Facilitator’s Guide and Toolkit (2007)

Biz’up Self-employment skills for young people: User’s guide, (2007)

Career Guidance: A Resource Handbook for Low and Middle-Income Countries (2006)

Minute guide for young jobseekers

Online Resources

Youth Employment Knowledge Sharing Platform

Research guide on youth employment

Good practices on youth employment - website 

Decent work for youth - website



Youth Employment Inventory (YEI)

Asia-Pacific Youth Employment Network

Youtube Channel on Youth Employment