News, articles and events on youth employment

December 2012

  1. ILO, Russian Federation sign key agreements

    11 December 2012

    The ILO and the Russian Federation have launched a new and strategic era of cooperation with the signing of three key agreements.

November 2012

  1. Denmark and ILO team up to advance youth employment in Egypt

    06 November 2012

    Denmark donates US$1.6 million to finance the first phase of two youth employment projects in Egypt.

  2. ECLAC and ILO Predict that Unemployment Will Fall Again to 6.4% in Latin America and the Caribbean in 2012

    05 November 2012

    The two United Nations agencies indicate that there remain structural problems that have a negative effect on the labour market situation of young people.

October 2012

  1. Asia-Pacific: Quality and quantity of jobs dropping

    22 October 2012

    Slowing growth in many Asian countries has accentuated labour market challenges in a region that has the world’s largest youth population, and where precarious work is widespread.

  2. The lure of apprenticeships in times of crisis

    15 October 2012

    Apprenticeships have been around for centuries but they are now getting a lot of fresh attention as the world struggles to defuse the potentially explosive youth employment crisis.

  3. ILO calls on G20 to live up to its promise to tackle the crisis

    11 October 2012

    The ILO Director-General says G20 countries should stand by their commitment to take new, urgent measures in the face of deteriorating global economic conditions.

  4. Young and older workers, two sides of the same coin

    08 October 2012

    Many of the countries that are suffering from huge youth unemployment levels are also experiencing population ageing. Isn’t it time to start thinking of older workers as a category that deserves specific attention?

  5. Youth labour market still critical in G20 countries

    03 October 2012

    Data presented at a G20 meeting in Geneva shows that youth unemployment rates remain alarming, ranging from about 8 per cent to over 50 per cent in 17 of the 20 member countries. The G20 Task Force on Employment agreed to promote quality apprenticeships.

  6. ILO/Regional Skills Programme/Regional Training on Employment Services

    This workshop is designed to provide opportunities for participating countries to improve their knowledge and strengthen their capacities on the operations and functioning of Employment Service Centres as well as to expand the network to provide jobseekers with opportunities in domestic and overseas areas.

  7. Employment rights essential to economic recovery, says new ILO boss

    01 October 2012

    In his first interview as Director-General of the International Labour Organization, Guy Ryder gives an overview of the major challenges facing the world of work and the ILO.