News, articles and events on youth employment

October 2012

  1. 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.

September 2012

  1. Promoting longer life and ensuring work ability

    19 September 2012

    Address by Jose Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs, Executive Director for Employment (ILO), at UNECE (United Nations Economic Commission for Europe) Ministerial Conference on Ageing - Vienna, Austria.

  2. ILO calls for urgent investment in youth work opportunities

    11 September 2012

    The head of the ILO’s Employment sector outlines the ILO’s vision for investment in young people in order to tackle the world-wide youth unemployment crisis.

  3. What Does the World of Work for 1.2 billion Youth Look Like?

    11 September 2012

    A Vision for the Future Grounded in Today’s Realities and Research Keynote Address by Jose M. Salazar-Xirinachs, Executive Director for Employment, ILO Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference, 2012

  4. 2012 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference

    The Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference is the leading annual global conference on increasing economic opportunities for young people. This year's conference showcases 60 sessions and 120 world-class speakers from 25 countries among which M. Salazar-Xirinachs, Executive Director for Employment, ILO.

  5. Youth unemployment getting even worse

    04 September 2012

    An ILO paper shows that the impact of the euro crisis is spreading as far afield as East Asia and Latin America, worsening the situation for many young jobseekers.

August 2012

  1. Internships: Head start or labour trap?

    22 August 2012

    Internships can provide valuable work experience to young people. But as they become more common, so does the risk of abuse, especially during economic downturns. ILO News looks at the benefits and drawbacks of this practice.

  2. Is temp a trap?

    14 August 2012

    ILO News looks at young people trapped in temporary jobs with few prospects of moving to full-time employment. Ekkehard Ernst, Chief of the ILO’s Employment Trends Unit, says governments can help improve the situation.

  3. ILO Director-General's message on the occasion of International Youth Day 2012

    12 August 2012

  4. Youth employment: What works

    09 August 2012

    International Youth Day – marked on August 12 – sets the spotlight on the pressing challenges faced by young people. ILO News looks at practices that can help turn around the dramatic youth employment situation.