News, articles and events on youth employment

July 2012

  1. Youth guarantees can boost Eurozone recovery

    12 July 2012

    The cost of programmes designed to help young people get a job, education or training stands at less than 0.5 per cent of government spending in the Eurozone, according to an ILO report issued on Wednesday 11 July. The rewards, however, are a lot higher.

June 2012

  1. 101st ILO annual conference concludes with call for democracy in Myanmar

    15 June 2012

    The International Labour Conference adopts new international labour standard on social protection and calls for urgent action on youth employment

  2. International Labour Conference urges ILO Director-General to take message for action on youth employment and social protection to G20 leaders

    15 June 2012

  3. Invest in youth or lose a generation, ILO says

    14 June 2012

    The International Labour Conference calls for urgent action to tackle the jobs crisis that affects 75 million young men and women across the globe. Political commitment and innovative approaches are needed.

  4. Halt jobs drain, give youth a chance says Spain’s Prince Felipe

    08 June 2012

    Tackling high unemployment and making sure young people can find a job is a priority for Spain.

  5. Zambian President calls for strong global partnership on youth employment

    08 June 2012

    Zambia looks forward to a process that will “lift millions of our people out of poverty,” the President of Zambia, Michael Chilufya Sata told delegates to the International Labour Conference.

May 2012

  1. ILO Director-General’s opening address to the 101st International Labour Conference

    30 May 2012

  2. 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.

  3. Youth speak out on employment crisis

    21 May 2012

    This 2012 International Labour Conference (ILC) will focus much of its attention on the issue of youth employment. While for years young people world-wide have had difficulty finding decent work, with the global economic downturn their struggles have become more acute and what was a challenge has been transformed into a crisis. By Matthieu Cognac, Youth Employment Specialist, ILO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific.

  4. What are the challenges behind Russia’s plan to boost job creation?

    21 May 2012

    Russia recently announced an ambitious plan to create 25 million high productivity jobs by 2020. Olga Koulaeva, Employment Specialist at the ILO Moscow office, analyses Russian labour market challenges in an interview with ILO News.