News, articles and events on youth employment

September 2011

  1. Evaluation Clinic: Taqeem Fund for Evaluation in Youth Employment

    The Clinic will provide a venue for evaluation specialists to collaborate with youth employment and enterprise project teams from the Middle East and North Africa for the development of Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) plans. The 4-day event will include a series of interactive “consultation” sessions, lectures from technology, data, and evaluation experts, and the launch of a series of innovative Monitoring&Evaluation systems. Collaborating with Youth and Employment Network (YEN)on the delivery of the Clinic will be Silatech, 3ie, the Middle East Youth Initiative, Innovations for Poverty Action and the World Bank.

August 2011

  1. Message by ILO Director-General on the occasion of International Youth Day

    11 August 2011

July 2011

  1. Young Timorese beautician is a cut above the rest

    29 July 2011

    Eugenia de Jesus Cardoso now runs a successful beauty salon in her hometown, in Maliana, her hometown in Timore-Leste. She gained the business and specialist skills she needed during a training programme run by the Timore-Leste Government and the ILO’s Youth Employment Promotion (YEP) programme. By Matt Crook for the ILO Liaison Office for Timor-Leste

June 2011

  1. International Day of Co-operatives- “Youth, the future of co-operative enterprise” (2 July 2011)

    The International Day of Cooperatives addresses the need for all cooperative stakeholders to promote the participation of young people in the cooperative movement.This year's theme highlights how the cooperative model of enterprise can successfully empower youth. It links to the celebration of the United Nations International Year of Youth, which encourages dialogue and understanding across generations and promotes the ideals of peace, respect for human rights and freedoms, and solidarity .

  2. Message by ILO Director-General on the occasion of International Day of Cooperatives

    30 June 2011

  3. Indonesian President calls for Global Coalition for Youth Employment

    14 June 2011

    The President of Indonesia, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, has called for a global coalition to tackle youth employment in an address to a special session of the 100th International Labour Conference (ILC) in Geneva.

  4. Youth leaders tell ILO they need “jobs”, but express optimism for the future

    10 June 2011

    Youth leaders from around the world told the annual conference of the International Labour Organization (ILO) they need “jobs”, but expressed optimism that their efforts would eventually result in employment, more equitable societies and decent work.

  5. High level Panel on “Global Youth: Leading Change”

    This panel will explore key employment, social and political challenges faced by youth in different regions of the world through the voices of a diverse group of panellists engaged in the advancement of young people’s position in society. Particular emphasis will be placed on young people’s role in promoting social justice in today’s world.

  6. High level Panel on “Arab Youth: Aspiring for Social Justice”

    This panel will review recent developments in the region through the perspective of young people who made these changes happen by tackling the challenges of exclusion, poverty and inequality. Five young activists from Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Tunisia and Yemen, who were influential in profiling key issues, participating in protests and mobilizing peers into action on the streets of several cities of North Africa and the Middle East, will shed light on the socio-economic factors that drove them to become “agents of history”.

March 2011

  1. The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire and International Women’s Day: 100 years on

    08 March 2011

    The first International Women’s Day commemorated a demonstration by women workers in New York in 1857. But what established the modern celebration of International Women’s Day in history, was the fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in New York on 25 March 1911 that killed 146 young women workers, most of whom were immigrants. From the ashes of that tragic event, the pursuit of social justice for women and men ignited that day continues be felt around the world 100 years on. From New York, ILO On-line reports on the fire that changed everything.