News items


  1. Analyzing national responses to the global economic and social crisis

    07 June 2012

    On 12 June, Swiss Federal Counselor and Minister of Economic Affairs Johann Schneider-Ammann will present a new ILO-World Bank database to the International Labour Conference in Geneva. For the first time, the new database lists and examines the policy responses taken by 77 countries since the start of the financial and economic crisis.

  2. Greek youth lose faith in the future

    29 May 2012

    When Greek unemployment hit another record high at the end of 2011, it was the first time that the number of young people without a job outnumbered those in work. Qurratul-Ain Haider, a journalist based in Geneva, reports from Athens.

  3. Temporary, part-time jobs: a trap for youth?

    22 May 2012

    The use of temporary contracts for young workers has nearly doubled since the onset of the economic crisis, said the ILO in its Global Employment Trends for Youth 2012 report.

  4. The hidden face of youth unemployment

    17 May 2012

    Extremely adverse labour market conditions are forcing many youth to give up the job search altogether or to continue their stay in the education system. Globally, some 6.4 million youth have dropped out of the labour force.

  5. Neither working nor studying, the fate for millions of youth worldwide

    17 May 2012

    Millions of youth around the world have essentially given up looking for a job since the onset of the crisis, reflecting an increasing detachment from the labour market.

  6. Four million more jobless youth since 2007

    17 May 2012

    The global youth unemployment rate for 2012 remains stuck at crisis peak levels and is not expected to come down until at least 2016, says the ILO in its Global Employment Trends for Youth 2012 report.

  7. Youth Employment - Good Practices

    04 May 2012

    The ILO Youth Employment Programme has launched a call for nominations of good practices that have proven effective in promoting decent work for young people.

  8. Youth Employment - Good Practices

    04 May 2012

    The ILO Youth Employment Programme has launched a call for nominations of good practices that have proven effective in promoting decent work for young people.

  9. Youth Employment Forum: Call for applications for Young Journalists/Bloggers

    05 April 2012

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) will offer five young journalists/bloggers the opportunity to promote and cover the Youth Employment Forum, which will take place in Geneva from 23 to 25 May 2012.

  10. Young Peruvians speak out on jobs crisis

    05 April 2012

    The ILO is holding global youth consultations that will culminate in a major Youth Employment Forum in Geneva in May, with some one hundred young people from employers’, workers’ and youth organizations from across the world taking part.

  11. Youth in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia share their views on the jobs crisis

    04 April 2012

    The ILO organized three national events in the Caucasus region during March as part of its ongoing global youth consultation.

  12. ILO-Brussels organised a Consultation on “Decent Work for youth – the EU dimension”

    28 March 2012

    The ILO Consultation, hosted by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), brought together the European Youth Forum, the EU social partners, the EESC, European Commission, Danish EU Council Presidency, EU Member States and political groups at the European Parliament. The outcomes of the consultation will feed into the ILO Global Youth Employment Forum in May 2012, the June 2012 International Labour Conference and the on-going EU debates.

  13. Eastern Europe and Central Asia should transition toward sustainable development now or pay more in the future, says UN report

    23 March 2012

    Eastern Europe and Central Asia need to remove fossil fuel subsidies, invest in ‘green’ jobs, and establish social protection floors to ensure a sustainable future. These were some of the findings from a new UN report “From Transition to Transformation”, launched in Istanbul, Turkey at the first Global Human Development Forum.

  14. Beirut consultation highlights the need for youth voices in policy-making

    23 March 2012

    Ahead of the Youth Employment Forum, the ILO is holding consultation events in more than 40 countries around the world to hear young people’s views on the alarming employment situation. The meeting in Beirut underlined the different angles of youth employment in the Arab states.

  15. ILO launches a video contest on Decent Work for Youth

    08 March 2012

    Are you between the ages of 18 and 29 years? Struggling to find a job or working under poor conditions? Want things to change? Make a video expressing your views and get a chance to present it at the Youth Employment Forum in Geneva.

  16. ILO holds global consultation of young people on youth jobs crisis

    02 March 2012

    The ILO is holding events in 46 countries around the world throughout March and April to hear young people’s views on the alarming youth employment situation.

  17. ILO warns youth job crisis threatens social cohesion, calls for more and better jobs for youth

    27 February 2012

    Addressing a special event organized by the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) in New York, the head of the ILO Employment Sector, José-Manuel Salazar, has warned of the risks of a lost generation due to a growing youth employment crisis, and called for new and stronger partnerships to create more and better jobs for young people.


  1. G20 Summit at Cannes: priorities, challenges and actions

    05 October 2011

    Ambassador Jean-David Levitte outlines France’s priorities for the G20 Summit in Cannes, 3-4 November 2011.

  2. Release of the joint EC-ILO publication “Trade and Employment: From Myths to Facts”

    04 October 2011

    The edited volume “Trade and Employment: From Myths to Facts” is the outcome of a joint project of the European Commission and the International Labour Office. The book contributes to promoting the advancement of employment, decent work and social cohesion in developing countries by assisting policy makers and social partners in anticipating and addressing the effects of trade reforms on employment

  3. Main findings of the ILO study "The Global Crisis: Causes, responses and challenges"

    13 June 2011

    This new report by the ILO shows how well-designed employment and social policies can now play a crucial role in both boosting job creation and making economic growth more solid and equitable.