News, articles and events on youth employment

April 2013

  1. © Andreas Solaro / AFP 2021

    Ten million more unemployed in Europe than in 2008

    08 April 2013

    Austerity measures have not addressed the root causes of the crisis nor have they brought down unemployment, according to a snapshot of EU countries based on an upcoming ILO report on the state of global labour markets.

  2. © Leon Neal / AFP 2021

    EU-wide youth guarantees: ILO at the ready

    04 April 2013

    The ILO will cooperate with the European Commission in tackling the employment crisis facing young people, including through youth guarantee schemes.

February 2013

  1. From slum living to company director

    25 February 2013

    One woman’s success story shows how green entrepreneurship could be an answer to both youth unemployment and environmental degradation in Africa.

  2. A strategic alliance for youth employment

    22 February 2013

    The ILO presents a technical cooperation portfolio that calls for the mobilization of resources and partnerships to tackle the youth employment crisis.

  3. Drop the gun and take a pen

    21 February 2013

    Countries have stepped up their efforts to fight piracy and warlordism in Somalia. The ILO has partnered with other UN agencies to address the root causes of the conflicts: chronic unemployment and a lack of prospects for youth.

  4. Academy on Youth Development - Supporting Effective Youth Development Policies and Programmes

    The International Training Centre of the ILO (ITC-ILO) is pleased to announce the first edition of the "Academy on Youth Development” which has been organised with the support of the International Labour Office and other internationally active organizations.

  5. Special Panel Discussion: Innovative Youth Employment Strategies for Decent Work

    Exploring the latest developments in increasing youth employment, the U.S. Mission to the UN and the International Labour Organization(ILO)will convene a special forum bringing together key stakeholders to explore the challenges in implementing successful strategies.

  6. Addressing Youth, Employment and Migration Issues through Joint Programming

    The Permanent Mission of Spain to the United Nations will host an event co-sponsored by the ILO and the Secretariat of the MDG Achievement Fund, “Addressing Youth, Employment and Migration Issues through Joint Programming”, to share good practices and lessons emerging from the implemenation of the UN joint work on Youth Employment and Migration.

January 2013

  1. Call for Contributions to the United Nations World Youth Report 2013 - Youth Migration and Development

    The UN Focal Point on Youth will organize a number of interactive activities, among them, an online survey, an e-consultation, a Google+ Hangout with young people and experts.

  2. Statement by the ILO's Director-General at the Tripartite Seminar on Youth Employment

    11 January 2013

    Statement by Guy Ryder at the Tripartite Seminar on Youth Employment in Europe organized by Hungarian Ministry for National Economy and the ILO, to examine the challenges of labour market integration of young people in Europe. (Check against delivery)