News, articles and events on youth employment

October 2020

  1. From Crisis to Opportunity for Sustainable Peace: A joint perspective on responding to the health, employment and peacebuilding challenges in times of COVID-19

    The virtual event is organized by the ILO in collaboration with WHO, PBSO and Interpeace in the context of the Geneva Peace Week 2020, which will take place from 2 to 6 November.

  2. Indonesia to tackle skills mismatch through sector skills bodies

    21 October 2020

    The ILO continue to support efforts taken by Indonesia to tackle skills mismatch and to promote greater involvement of industries in skills development. The pilot programmes will be targeted tourism and ICT sectors.

  3. From pandemic to business opportunity

    21 October 2020

    A young entrepreneur from Jakarta has overcome the challenges of COVID-19 to expand her culinary business. She shared her inspiring business journey with Indonesian youth during an event supported by the ILO recently.

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    Social dialogue crucial to tackling impact of COVID-19

    20 October 2020

    Agreements between governments, employers and workers help protect workers, businesses and economies during the COVID-19 pandemic, a new report says.

  5. Building better gender data for the future

    20 October 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare not only inequalities in the world of work, including between women and men, but it has also further emphasised the gender data gaps that hamper our understanding of the depth, nature and evolution of those inequalities.

  6. Instructors of Indonesian TVETs get ready to shift to online training

    19 October 2020

    Following the successful training of the first batch, the ILO together with the Ministry of Manpower has continued the online learning programme for instructors of the technical and vocational education and training (TVETs) centers with increased number of participants and enhanced training materials.

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    Rural women: Key actors in poverty reduction and food security

    15 October 2020

    Despite playing a major role as farmers, wage earners and entrepreneurs, rural women face gender-based discrimination leading to unpaid work, as well as unequal access to education, healthcare, property, and financial services.

  8. The ILO encourages more women to start careers in ICT sector jobs

    13 October 2020

    Employment opportunities in the field information and communication technology (ICT) continue to grow along with rapid development of technology. The ILO encourages more women to take part in this field.

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    ILO and UNICEF MOU to strengthen skills and lifelong learning

    09 October 2020

    The collaboration between the two agencies aims to improve the employability of young people and help the transition from school to work.

  10. Youth at Heart Virtual Forum 2020: ILO's session on decent jobs for youth

    The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs has set up the Youth at Heart virtual forum to address the issues affecting youth around the world. This session will feature an interactive conversation with young people about solutions, including youth-led, to the challenges posed by COVID-19 on themselves and their peers.