News, articles and events on youth employment
World Youth Skills Day 2022: Transforming youth skills for the future
This event brings together youth, governments, UN agencies, the private sector, and civil society representatives, to analyze the impact of current crises on youth globally and debate the options for young people to quickly adapt to the demands of an ever-changing world.
From war to peace: A refugee’s journey to a new life with new skills
13 July 2022
Morshed Ali, 24 arrived in Turkey seven years ago after fleeing the war in Syria. He had to learn a new language, new skills and adapt to life in a foreign country. Yet he overcame the odds and graduated as an architect four years later.
An apprenticeship changed my life
06 June 2022
When war broke out in Yemen, the factory where Muhammad Taher Muhammad al-Tahri worked shut down. His job search was going nowhere, until he joined an apprenticeship programme in solar panel maintenance and installation.
Indonesia updates its EEO Guide to be relevant with the fast-changing world of work
30 May 2022
Indonesian key labour actors jointly update the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Guide to accommodate recent employment changes and to promote the creation of harassment- and violence-free workplaces.
The ILO and Stockholm+50
Stockholm+50 is an international meeting convened by the United Nations General Assembly to be held in Stockholm, Sweden from 2-3 June 2022. Stockholm+50 will commemorate the 1972 United Nations Conference on the Human Environment and celebrate 50 years of global environmental action. The ILO will participate in this important event to drive the implementation of a just transition and the creation of decent work for a green economy.
What works in youth employment? Results from an impact assessment of Montenegro’s largest internship programme for university graduates
24 May 2022
Youth employment has been high on the agenda of the Montenegrin Government. For 10 years, the Government has invested up to 8 Mio EUR per year for a large internship programme for university graduates. 9 out of 10 youth graduating each year from the universities of the small Adriatic country participated in the programme. At the request of the Government the ILO helped to assess the impact of the programme and found out that there have been no direct gains from participating in the programme in terms of employment or wages.
YEAP objective: To effectively make a difference in securing a better future of work for young people by promoting a human-centred, pro-youth job rich recovery from the COVID crisis, and beyond.
10 May 2022
Companies under G20 Empower to create workplace free from violence and harassment
06 May 2022
The ILO and its social partners conducted the capacity building programme for G20 Empower’s companies and state-owned companies to promote the creation of workplace free from violence and harassment.
Tourism has potential to play a major role in global pandemic recovery
06 May 2022
With the right policies the tourism sector can play a major role in the global COVID-19 recovery, provided that an enabling environment for sustainable enterprises is established and the jobs created are decent and support social and economic progress.
Industry exposure for vocational trainers to address skills gap in Ethiopia
19 April 2022
A public-private partnership led by ILO PROSPECTS Ethiopia is providing industry interface to trainers from vocational institutes, enhancing their understanding of skills in demand and evolving management practices.