News, articles and events on youth employment

August 2013

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    Why do young people migrate?

    09 August 2013

    To mark the UN International Youth Day (August 12th), the International Labour Organization (ILO) is focussing on the 27 million international young migrants worldwide, aged 15–24. The ILO answers some key questions on youth migration.

  2. Statement by Mr Charles Dan, Special Representative of the ILO on Youth and Social Inclusion

    05 August 2013

July 2013

  1. Panel discussion - Youth migration and development: Moving Development forward

    For this year’s International Youth Day 2013, the United Nations Secretariat (DESA) and the International Labour Office (ILO), with the support of the Millennium Development Goals Achievement Fund Secretariat (MDG-F), are co-organizing an event to celebrate the Day. The event will bring together young people, civil society organizations and UN and other experts to discuss issues relating to youth migration.

  2. The ILO Youth Employment Programme has launched a call for nominations of good practices on youth employment!

    23 July 2013

  3. Caribbean Labour Ministers commit to closer collaboration

    04 July 2013

    The 8th International Labour Organization (ILO) Meeting of Caribbean Labour Ministers concluded on July 3, 2013 with a commitment to deepen regional national, regional and international collaboration.

  4. Responding to the Call for Action on the youth employment crisis through partnerships and strategic alliances

    On the occasion of the 2013 Substantive Session of the UN Economic and Social Council, a side event has been organized to discuss the role of partnerships in the implementation of the Call for Action on youth employment crisis, present recently established partnerships targeting youth employment at national and regional level.

  5. ILO Director-General calls for urgent action on youth unemployment

    03 July 2013

    Guy Ryder tells Caribbean Labour ministers that it is time to act to save a “lost generation” of young people.

June 2013

  1. UN Secretary-General talks about green entrepreneurship opportunities for young people around the world

    27 June 2013

    "Entrepreneurship is about innovating, breaking down barriers, taking risks and showing that new business models can tackle longstanding problems."

  2. Van Rompuy: Growth and jobs are the ultimate goal of all reforms

    14 June 2013

    Ahead of the European Council meeting, European Council President, Herman Van Rompuy, addresses the International Labour Conference and says that the ILO has a key role to play in helping to address the challenges that Europe faces.

  3. ILO Skills for Youth Employment and Rural Development Programme and the UNDAF (Zimbabwe) on a Joint mission

    Recently, an ILO mission comprising various stakeholders went to witness the launch and the handover of equipment and toolkits for youth skills and employment creation projects in Mutare by the Skills for Youth Employment and Rural Development programme.