News, articles and events on youth employment

June 2010

  1. 5th Global Youth Employment Summit (YES): Rework the World

March 2010

  1. Decent Work in India - A triumph of enterprise: Sitabai’s story

    09 March 2010

    Last month, the ILO’s tripartite partners in India – the government, employers and workers – formally adopted a Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP for India). The new programme will focus on enhanced opportunities for productive work for women and men, particularly for youth and vulnerable groups. The experience of a worker in Madhya Pradesh province illustrates what the ILO Decent Work Agenda can mean for workers in the vast country.

April 2009

  1. Impacts of the global financial and economic crisis on child labour and youth employment

    02 April 2009

    The current economic slowdown - retrenchments in many formal economic sectors, reductions in working hours and downward pressure on household incomes - is placing increased pressure on vulnerable households and is likely to augment the incidence of child labour and youth unemployment and underemployment in the Asia and the Pacific region.

December 2008

  1. YEN launches a grant scheme in the Mano River Union to promote youth employment

    01 December 2008

    On December 1, 2008, the Youth Employment Network (YEN) will launch a competitive grant scheme for youth led organizations in the Mano River Union (Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone). Applicants can apply for grants between USD 2’000 and 50’000.

  2. ILO and Germany sign two supplementary agreements

    01 December 2008

    The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) have signed two supplementary agreements to promote the ILO’s Decent Work Country Programmes and the Global Labour University in South Africa.

November 2008

  1. Mary Robinson, Realizing Rights: The Ethical Globalization Initiative. Speech to the High-Level Forum on "Working Out of Poverty: Decent Work Approach to Development and Growth in Africa"

    14 November 2008

  2. Heather Grady, Realizing Rights: The Ethical Globalization Initiative. Speech to the High-Level Forum on "Working Out of Poverty: Decent Work Approach to Development and Growth in Africa"

    14 November 2008

  3. Olubanke King- Akerele, Foreign Minister of Liberia. Speech to the High-Level Forum on "Working Out of Poverty: Decent Work Approach to Development and Growth in Africa" in Monrovia on 8-9 September 2008

    14 November 2008

  4. Jordan Ryan, UN Resident Coordinator in Liberia. Speech to the High-Level Forum on "Working Out of Poverty: Decent Work Approach to Development and Growth in Africa" in Monrovia on 8-9 September 2008

    14 November 2008

August 2008

  1. Breaking gender barriers: A young woman’s quest in a male-dominated profession

    11 August 2008

    One billion people will reach working age within the next decade – the best educated and best trained generation of young men and especially young women ever. But despite great efforts carried out by governments and social partners, the youth unemployment crisis is growing, and the gender barriers have yet to be overcome. Young people, particularly women in developing countries, need equal access to training and jobs. Then, as the story of Paula shows, all it often takes is determination.