News, articles and events on youth employment

July 2023

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    North Macedonia and ILO sign framework programme for cooperation to deliver decent work

    04 July 2023

    The ILO, the Government, trade unions, and employers' organizations of North Macedonia have signed the new framework programme for cooperation with the ILO that will guide the work on delivering decent work in 2023-2025 in the country.

June 2023

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    ILO launches a series of country briefs on youth employment in sub-Saharan Africa

    29 June 2023

    The briefs analyze youth labour market issues and the school-to-work transition in seven sub-Saharan countries, review their youth employment policies and provide a sub-regional overview of youth employment trends.

  2. Socio-emotional skills considered a priority for the development of youth entrepreneurs

    27 June 2023

    ILO and development partners discuss the importance of socio-emotional skills for youth entrepreneurs wanting to start their own businesses.

  3. New cooperation set to prepare a better skilled industrial workforce in Lebanon

    25 June 2023

    The Ministry of Education and Higher Education, the Ministry of Industry, and the Association of Lebanese Industrialists sign a memorandum of understanding for cooperation on technical and vocational education and training and life-long learning in Lebanon, with support from the ILO.

  4. Women defy gender norms, access vocational training on hard labour occupations in Ethiopia

    20 June 2023

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) and its partners have introduced tailored courses, empowering refugee and host community members to gain professional skills and pursue meaningful careers.

May 2023

  1. Youth employment and school-to-work transitions in Africa

    This webinar will disseminate the conclusions of seven country briefs and a cross-country review on youth employment and school-to-work transition, and underpin the ongoing engagements on promoting decent work for youth in the African region.

  2. ILO supports industry-led skills development for Indonesia’s maritime economy through the pilot development of Sectoral Skills Committees

    31 May 2023

    Through a programme funded by the UK government, the ILO has been promoting the involvement and engagement of industries through Sectoral Skills Committees to build competent, productive and competitive human capital in Indonesia’ ocean-based economy.

  3. PROSPECTS Partnership joins efforts to increase employability and job opportunities in northern Lebanon

    29 May 2023

    A programme carried out by the ILO in collaboration with the UNHCR and implemented by the Danish Refugee Council (DRC), has helped hundreds of Lebanese nationals and Syrian refugees to hone their skills and find jobs amid the country’s multi-level crisis.

  4. Innovation challenge: Artificial intelligence and young people shall green the construction sector in Jordan

    26 May 2023

    The education partnership by the Jordanian National University College of Technology and Algebra Intelligence is one of the three winners of the ILO Just Energy Transition Innovation Challenge. The project aims to improve energy efficiency in buildings by training young people to use AI technology in smarter and better ways.

  5. Digitalization for Circular Economy and Green Jobs for Youth

    24 May 2023

    The first nexus dialogue underscored the importance of collaboration, innovation, and policy coherence in realizing the full potential of digitalization as a catalyst for advancing the circular economy and creating green jobs for youth.