News, articles and events on youth employment

April 2024

  1. Youth Leadership in Action: Supporting work for, with, and by young people in forced displacement

    A side event highlighting the importance of promoting self-reliance of forcibly displaced youth at Economic and Social Council Youth Forum 2024

March 2024

  1. Job Search Club methodology training set to boost employment prospects for youth in Iraq

    13 March 2024

    ILO trains facilitators to pilot the methodology in the Kurdistan region of Iraq and transfer job search skills to young job seekers from displaced and host communities, improving their chances of securing jobs.

  2. Empowering Ethiopian youth: ILO Youth to Youth Fund winners announced

    11 March 2024

    Following a rigorous selection process, ten Youth-led organizations in Ethiopia won the ILO Youth-to-Youth Fund, a unique grant supporting them to implement youth entrepreneurship activities promoting decent work for refugee and host community.

February 2024

  1. Robotics and breaking gender barriers in technology

    29 February 2024

    The changing world of work due to technological advances provided opportunity to two best friends in web development and robotic automation.

  2. Work Wise Youth: ILO’s new guide to create awareness on youth rights at work

    23 February 2024

    The ILO developed and launched a new guide to support young people, including the ones in forced displacement contexts, to understand their labour rights, in turn empowering them to advocate for fair and dignified working conditions.

  3. Tackling water woes: ILO’s vocational training success in Kenya

    21 February 2024

    With support from the Government and partners, ILO PROSPECTS introduced a skill development programme supporting maintenance of water sources and supply systems in a drought prone community of Garissa, Kenya. The first batch of trained Water System Operators graduated this week.

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    Social Justice: The African Youth Challenge

    With half the population of Africa aged 19 or under, and a quarter of the world's people expected to be living on the continent by 2050, social justice cannot be achieved globally if it is not first realized for the youth in Africa. This World Day of Social Justice, ILO Africa brings together representatives from the international development community to hear from the youth on what they say they need to realize their dreams, and discover their solutions to Africa's social injustices.

  5. ILO drives the inclusion of hosts and refugees in Ethiopia's digital economy

    02 February 2024

    The agreements signed between International Labour Organization and Ethiopian government authorities will promote employment and policy solutions for inclusion of hosts and refugees in country's expanding digital economy.

January 2024

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    Insights into youth participation in work-based learning

    24 January 2024

    The ILO has released new indicators on work-based learning (WBL) and vocational education, offering statistical insights into youth participation in various forms of WBL including apprenticeships.

  2. ILO engages with young people for well-prepared migration

    23 January 2024

    The ILO is committed to a campaign among young footballers to raise awareness of the challenges of well-prepared migration in order to prevent the risks of exploitation.