News, articles and events on youth employment

May 2023

  1. ILO and Pôle emploi sign Memorandum of Understanding

    02 May 2023

    With this Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), the International Labour Organization and Pôle emploi, the French Public Employment Service, have committed to strengthen and develop existing forms of collaboration, and to explore new ones in areas of common interest.

April 2023

  1. ECOSOC Youth Forum: Financing our future

    This ministerial session of the ECOSOC Youth Forum will address the financial and other means that are needed to implement the 2030 Agenda Agenda 2030 for sustainable development with a view to allow young people to achieve their full potential, contribute to youth development and reach the goals and targets contained therein. It will focus on experiences and best practices in promoting Youth-led innovations for Decent Jobs for Youth.

  2. © G7 2023

    ILO welcomes G7 commitment to invest in human capital and decent work

    24 April 2023

    G7 labour and employment ministers adopt action plan to tackle major issues facing the world of work.

  3. © APA 2023

    Enhancing work engagement and promoting decent work

    23 April 2023

    Speech by ILO Director-General Gilbert F. Houngbo at the G7 Labour and Employment Ministers' Meeting held in Kurashiki, Japan (Session 6).

  4. © JCIE 2023

    Developing an inclusive labour market: Focus on women and youth

    22 April 2023

    Intervention by ILO Director-General Gilbert F. Houngbo at the G7 Labour and Employment Ministers' Meeting held in Kurashiki, Japan (Session 4).

  5. ILO to advocate for decent jobs for marginalized young people at UN Youth Forum

    21 April 2023

  6. Mentoring host and refugee youth in Ethiopia to become future leaders

    14 April 2023

    The ILO, UNHCR and UNICEF facilitated a Youth Leadership Academy for members of the Youth Network Committee in Ethiopia to assist them in organizing and leading social development and advocacy initiatives in their communities.

  7. © ILO 2023

    ILO Director-General urges greater social justice on first official visit to South Africa

    06 April 2023

    During his three-day trip International Labour Organization Director-General, Gilbert F. Houngbo, held talks with the South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, government ministers and employers’ and workers’ representatives.

March 2023

  1. African Union, Cirad, FAO and ILO discuss action plan for new initiative on job-rich recovery in agriculture and agri-systems in Africa

    15 March 2023

    The initiative “JobAgri” aims to fill evidence gaps in the labour content of the agriculture and agri-food sectors to create decent employment. Supported by innovative knowledge generation on the quality and quantity of labour in Africa’s agri-food sector, the programme provides guidance on policy and investments for a job-rich recovery.

  2. Reaching out to young workers and youth through a radio campaign

    11 March 2023

    The ILO organizes a series of radio talkshows on issues related to women, youth and work to commemorate the International Women’s Day.