News, articles and events on youth employment

November 2008

  1. 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.

  2. Breaking gender barriers for young women and men

    11 August 2008

    Despite efforts by the international community, gender stereotyping and employment barriers continue to affect millions of young women and men around the world, said the International Labour Organization today on the occasion of International Youth Day.

December 2007

  1. Experts from seven South-East European countries discussed the youth employment challenge

    12 December 2007

    Despite increased economic growth, the inability of economies to create enough decent and productive jobs is hitting youth especially hard, experts from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, the FYR of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia concluded at a meeting here on 6 and 7 December.

September 2007

  1. Unemployment, informality and inactivity menace young people in Latin America and the Caribbean

    04 September 2007

    ILO calls for better use of the growth, development and poverty reduction potential of 106 million youth in the region.

August 2007

  1. Asian Employment Forum: Youth employment: “We are not the problem, we are the solution”

    09 August 2007

    According to the latest figures Asia’s 378 million-strong youth labour force accounts for more than one in five of the region’s total labour force and 58 per cent of the global youth labour force. Although the proportion of young people in the workforce is projected to decline by 2015, a new report prepared for the ILO’s Asian Employment Forum (to be held in Beijing on 13-15 August) says that for many countries in South East Asia and the Pacific, the youth employment challenge remains huge. ILO Online reports.

October 2006

  1. Wanted: Job with decent wage

    27 October 2006

    Youth unemployment is a persistent problem in Latin America, but there is also a need to improve the quality of jobs, according to a new report repared by the International Labour Organization (ILO). Luis Cordova reports from Santiago de Chile for ILO OnLine.

  2. Youth employment: why Nikola can't afford to wait

    27 October 2006

    The EXIT Festival, a major European music event, started out being against war but now turns on efforts to combat youth unemployment. A new ILO report says that one out of every three youth in the world is either seeking but unable to find work, has given up the job search entirely or is working but still living below the US$2 a day poverty line. ILO Online reports from Novi Sad, Serbia.

  3. New ILO study says youth unemployment rising, with hundreds of millions more working but living in poverty

    27 October 2006

    The number of unemployed youth aged 15 to 24 rose over the past decade, while hundreds of millions more are working but living in poverty, according to a new report by the International Labour Office (ILO).

  4. ILO to launch new report on youth employment trends

    23 October 2006

    A major new study on youth employment trends, as well as the number of youth living in poverty is to be published by the International Labour Office (ILO).