News, articles and events on youth employment

February 2014

  1. Agriculture and youth employment: The missing link

    14 February 2014

    The agricultural sector has a huge potential to create jobs but needs to polish its image in order to attract more young people. To do this, governments should provide relevant education and training.

  2. ILO Solution Exchange Forum on Youth Employment

    Inspired by the success of recent global South-South Development Expos, and regional knowledge sharing events, the UNDP Regional Bureau for Arab States, through its Regional Centre in Cairo and in close cooperation with the UN Office for South-South Cooperation, is holding the first Arab States Regional South-South Development Expo. The ILO is contributing with a Solution Exchange Forum on Youth Employment.

  3. ILO launches youth employment project in Khanty-Mansi Autonomous District

    02 February 2014

    The International Labour Organization chose the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous District, also known as Yugra, in Russia’s Western Siberia, together with the Perm Territory and the Republic of Kalmykia as pilot platforms for implementing the large-scale project to raise efficiency of youth employment policies “Partnerships for youth employment in the Commonwealth of Independent States.”

January 2014

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    Working poverty reduction stalled

    21 January 2014

    Working poverty dropped drastically over a decade, but progress stalled in 2013. Achieving further improvements requires moving workers out of informal, vulnerable work and ensuring they enjoy decent working conditions, according to the ILO’s Global Employment Trends 2014.

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    Weak economic recovery does not extend to jobs

    21 January 2014

    Global labour markets still stalled despite slow economic recovery, according to the ILO’s Global Employment Trends 2014 report, which calls for an urgent switch to more employment-friendly policies.

  3. Russia’s Perm Territory becomes ILO’s partner

    17 January 2014

    Russia’s Perm Territory becomes a participant of the ILO project “Partnerships for youth employment in the Commonwealth of Independent States” for 2013-2016. Within the project’s framework Russia’s three regions will develop youth employment pacts.

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    How can sports help to promote youth employment?

    06 January 2014

    Employers often refrain from hiring young people for their apparent lack of soft skills rather than their lack of experience. Understanding how these soft skills that can be developed through sports are relevant to the world of work provides an interesting perspective on youth employability, says Matthieu Cognac, Youth Employment Specialist in the ILO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific.

December 2013

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    Apprenticeships: A proven approach for tackling youth unemployment

    12 December 2013

    Countries like Austria and Denmark have been very successful in using apprenticeships to tackle the youth jobs crisis. The ILO is helping to share their experiences with other countries.

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    Decent jobs for youth should be at the top of African Development agenda, says ILO

    03 December 2013

    Informality and vulnerable employment remain the reality for the vast majority of young workers in the region, says a new ILO report prepared for the Work4Youth Regional Conference that is taking place this week in Addis Ababa.

  3. Labour market transitions of young women and men in Sub-Saharan Africa

    Constituents from eight Sub-Saharan countries are to share and discuss the findings of school-to-work transition surveys (SWTS) conducted in their countries within the Work4Youth (W4Y) project.