News, articles and events on youth employment

June 2013

  1. 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.

May 2013

  1. © Leon Neal / AFP 2021

    A forum for the voice of youth

    24 May 2013

    A new interactive on-line platform aims to engage young people and find solutions to the youth employment crisis.

  2. © John FRUMM / 2021

    Informal, poorly paid and unemployed: The reality of work for most youth in developing countries

    08 May 2013

    School-to-work transition surveys of developing countries show that youth are far more likely to land low quality jobs in the informal economy than jobs paying decent wages and offering benefits. Access to education and training remains a major stumbling block.

  3. © Eyepress News 2021

    Youth jobs’ gains wiped out by slow recovery

    08 May 2013

    A new ILO report says the long-term impact of the youth employment crisis could be felt for decades, creating a generation at risk of suffering decent work deficits throughout their lives.

  4. ILO to publish the 2013 edition of its Global Employment Trends for Youth

    03 May 2013

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.