News, articles and events on youth employment

April 2019

  1. Nominations now open for the Future Policy Award for exemplary policies that promote and support young people’s empowerment

    11 April 2019

    Global contest announced by the World Future Council, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), with the support of the Office of the UN Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and Youth Policy Labs.

March 2019

  1. 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.

  2. Youth in the Global South must join forces for their future of work

    15 March 2019

    Countries from the Global South should work together to surf on the wave of technological revolution says youth innovator, Maria Victoria Alonsoperez.

  3. Sensitizing journalists on quality apprenticeship

    13 March 2019

    To better engage journalists and media organizations on issues related to quality apprenticeship, the ILO organized a two-day media training that would be followed by a media fellowship programme.

  4. Mastercard Foundation partnering with ILO to create new and improved database on youth in the labour market

    12 March 2019

    Mastercard Foundation funding enables ILO to provide more and better data on youth in the labour market.

  5. Media Training and Media Fellowship on Promoting Quality Apprenticeship

    Skills mismatch and school to work transition is considered to be the main challenge and there is huge commitment from the Government of Indonesia to address this issue through apprenticeship.

February 2019

  1. A youth cooperative launched to develop the honey value chain in northwestern Tunisia

    26 February 2019

  2. 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.