News, articles and events on youth employment

July 2020

  1. Skills for a Resilient Youth in the Era of COVID-19 and Beyond

    20 July 2020

    The World Youth Skills Day 2020 took stock of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on skills development and explored how young people can respond to the economic crisis.

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    Building back better: Equality at the centre

    16 July 2020

    We must put equality and environmental sustainability at the centre of the recovery phase of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  3. 1st ILO Skills Challenge Innovation Call winner announced

    15 July 2020

    The winner of the first ILO Skills Challenge Innovation Call has been announced, and the USD 50,000 prize has gone to a domestic workers association in Zimbabwe.

  4. Supporting the development of digital learning in Indonesia

    14 July 2020

    The ILO through its skills development programmes supports the capacity building of technical and vocational education and training (TVET) in 47 countries, including Indonesia. Nine Indonesian representatives have been part of the ILO’s e-learning programme.

  5. Skills for a Resilient Youth in the Era of COVID-19 and Beyond

    The World Youth Skills Day 2020 will take stock of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on skills development and explore how young people can respond to the economic crisis. The focus will be on helping young people be more resilient to changes caused by the current crisis and in the world of work in general.

  6. Why skills development is even more imperative for Indonesia

    13 July 2020

    An opinion editorial by Tauvik Muhamad and Dede Sudono, Project Manager and Project Officer, respectively, of the ILO's industry Skills for Inclusive Growth Phase-2 Project, focusing on the importance of skills development for Indonesia. The opinion article was published by the Jakarta Post on 11 July.

  7. Industry-school partnership gives better opportunity for youth to decent jobs

    06 July 2020

    The ILO’s latest survey reveals the voices of Indonesian youth on transitioning from school to work. It is already a tough challenge to make transition into decent employment for youth even in best economic times. It is even tougher during the crisis like the COVID-19 pandemic.

June 2020

  1. Engaging industrial sectors to address skills mismatch and economic recovery

    30 June 2020

    Engagement of industries is the key for enhancing skills development. Indonesia, with support from the ILO, have promoted greater partnership with industrial sectors to address skills gap and mismatch as part of the economic recovery after the pandemic.

  2. Social dialogue essential to any effective response to the pandemic says ILO Director-General

    26 June 2020

    Giving communities a greater voice in their own affairs enables compromises on difficult issues, says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder’s at the Global Deal Conference on “Social Dialogue and the SDGs in the times of the COVID-19 Pandemic”

  3. Indonesian trade unions take an active role in skills and employment development

    25 June 2020

    Trade unions have an important, strategic role in contributing to skills development programme and in addressing youth unemployment. Six trade unions confederations, with support from the ILO, have developed their position paper to be part of the regulation formulation on skills development.