News, articles and events on youth employment

June 2012

  1. Invest in youth or lose a generation, ILO says

    14 June 2012

    The International Labour Conference calls for urgent action to tackle the jobs crisis that affects 75 million young men and women across the globe. Political commitment and innovative approaches are needed.

  2. Halt jobs drain, give youth a chance says Spain’s Prince Felipe

    08 June 2012

    Tackling high unemployment and making sure young people can find a job is a priority for Spain.

  3. Zambian President calls for strong global partnership on youth employment

    08 June 2012

    Zambia looks forward to a process that will “lift millions of our people out of poverty,” the President of Zambia, Michael Chilufya Sata told delegates to the International Labour Conference.

May 2012

  1. ILO Director-General’s opening address to the 101st International Labour Conference

    30 May 2012

  2. Temporary, part-time jobs: a trap for youth?

    22 May 2012

    The use of temporary contracts for young workers has nearly doubled since the onset of the economic crisis, said the ILO in its Global Employment Trends for Youth 2012 report.

  3. Youth speak out on employment crisis

    21 May 2012

    This 2012 International Labour Conference (ILC) will focus much of its attention on the issue of youth employment. While for years young people world-wide have had difficulty finding decent work, with the global economic downturn their struggles have become more acute and what was a challenge has been transformed into a crisis. By Matthieu Cognac, Youth Employment Specialist, ILO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific.

  4. What are the challenges behind Russia’s plan to boost job creation?

    21 May 2012

    Russia recently announced an ambitious plan to create 25 million high productivity jobs by 2020. Olga Koulaeva, Employment Specialist at the ILO Moscow office, analyses Russian labour market challenges in an interview with ILO News.

  5. The hidden face of youth unemployment

    17 May 2012

    Extremely adverse labour market conditions are forcing many youth to give up the job search altogether or to continue their stay in the education system. Globally, some 6.4 million youth have dropped out of the labour force.

  6. Neither working nor studying, the fate for millions of youth worldwide

    17 May 2012

    Millions of youth around the world have essentially given up looking for a job since the onset of the crisis, reflecting an increasing detachment from the labour market.

  7. Four million more jobless youth since 2007

    17 May 2012

    The global youth unemployment rate for 2012 remains stuck at crisis peak levels and is not expected to come down until at least 2016, says the ILO in its Global Employment Trends for Youth 2012 report.