News, articles and events on youth employment

February 2019

  1. No job is to be labelled ‘male’ or ‘female’

    18 February 2019

    Hopley is a highly populated suburb South of Harare, characterised by poor infrastructure, weak social services, low education and high school dropout rates and unemployment, pushing the majority of this community into informal work. Child marriages and teenage pregnancies are common with rates of 18% and 21% respectively.

December 2018

  1. 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.

  2. Curating a vision with young African entrepreneurs

    12 December 2018

    How can young people be involved in creating a future of work that is decent, equitable and bright? This November I was fortunate enough to take part in an event with this mandate at its heart.

  3. Fifth Training Course for Public Employment Service Conducted in Baku

    08 December 2018

    The course that was held from 4 to 7 December 2018 was the fifth in a series of capacity building activities aimed at strengthening the Public Employment Service (PES) in Azerbaijan within the framework of the ILO Project “Partnerships for Youth Employment in the CIS” funded by the Russian company LUKOIL.

  4. New fruit and vegetable pack house set to arrest post-harvest losses

    02 December 2018

    The people of Mutoko District, north of Harare, well known for their expertise in horticulture production, have repeatedly suffered loss of both produce and related income due to long distances to lucrative markets and limited access to effective transport.

October 2018

  1. Colombia: Breaking down barriers to opportunity

    29 October 2018

    The ILO and Colombia's Ministry of Information and Communication Technologies are working together to strengthen the information technology (IT) skills of more than 8,000 Colombian students. One visually impaired young man explains how the initiative opened new opportunities for him.

  2. Luxembourg reaffirms support to the Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth

    23 October 2018

    Donor renews partnership with the ILO with a particular focus on the Sahel region

  3. To train and provide work to young people in Kaliningrad region

    23 October 2018

    On 23 October 2018, a first round table dedicated to the ILO project “Partnerships for Youth Employment in the CIS”, within the public-private partnership between the ILO and LUKOIL company took place in Kaliningrad region.

  4. ILO Mission Visits Komi Republic to Discuss Partnerships for Youth Employment and Work Based Learning

    12 October 2018

    On 11-12 October 2018, the ILO mission made a first visit to Syktyvkar, Komi Republic, one of the new target regions within the ILO project “Partnerships for Youth Employment in the CIS”, public-private partnership between ILO and Lukoil.

  5. Building a Skilled GirlForce for a more equal world

    11 October 2018

    On this year’s International Day of the Girl, on October 11, the global community should rethink how we prepare girls for a successful transition into the world of work. The world’s 600 million adolescent girls each have the potential, strength, creativity and energy to meet global industry demands.