News, articles and events on youth employment

July 2013

  1. Responding to the Call for Action on the youth employment crisis through partnerships and strategic alliances

    On the occasion of the 2013 Substantive Session of the UN Economic and Social Council, a side event has been organized to discuss the role of partnerships in the implementation of the Call for Action on youth employment crisis, present recently established partnerships targeting youth employment at national and regional level.

  2. ILO Director-General calls for urgent action on youth unemployment

    03 July 2013

    Guy Ryder tells Caribbean Labour ministers that it is time to act to save a “lost generation” of young people.

June 2013

  1. UN Secretary-General talks about green entrepreneurship opportunities for young people around the world

    27 June 2013

    "Entrepreneurship is about innovating, breaking down barriers, taking risks and showing that new business models can tackle longstanding problems."

  2. Van Rompuy: Growth and jobs are the ultimate goal of all reforms

    14 June 2013

    Ahead of the European Council meeting, European Council President, Herman Van Rompuy, addresses the International Labour Conference and says that the ILO has a key role to play in helping to address the challenges that Europe faces.

  3. 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 2023

    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 / 2023

    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 2023

    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 2023

    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.