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Boosting youth entrepreneurship in East Africa

Over the past five years, The Youth to Youth Fund (Y2YF) has supported youth entrepreneurship at the community level across Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya.

Local youth-led organizations have been awarded 149 grants to pilot and replicate innovative projects that help young people set up micro-enterprises in niche markets. The Fund is a scheme run by […]

13 April 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|

On Social Justice Day, UN highlights human trafficking, 21 Million People Are ‘Modern Slaves’

The United Nations Secretary-General said today that the World Day for Social Justice comes at a pivotal moment for people and the planet, adding that this year’s commemoration focuses on the scourge of human trafficking and the plight of approximately 21 million women, men and children in various forms of modern slavery.
“New instruments such as […]

20 February 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|

Private sector, ‘care economy’ will be key engines of job creation for next 5 years – UN report

Private sector services, such as business and administrative services, and real estate, as well as related industries, will employ more than a third of the global workforce over the next five years, according to new data released by the United Nations labour agency.

“Service sector employment will remain the most dynamic with respect to job creation […]

28 January 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|

Lack of higher education leaves millions of youth out of decent work in developing countries

ILO study shows that the lack of post-secondary education in lower and middle-income economies leaves the majority of young men and women stuck in vulnerable and informal employment.
ILO News –Youth with post-secondary education living in middle and low-income countries have a much higher chance of finding a decent job than those with only secondary or primary […]

15 December 2014|News Stories|

Restoring hope to Albania’s unemployed youth

Many young Albanian workers are returning home after losing their jobs abroad due to the economic crisis. For many of them, re-entering the local labour market is a daunting task. An ILO-UNDP project helped them address that challenge.
ILO News – Jorilda and Edi Pepa worked in the bustling tourism industry of the Aegean Island of Santorini […]

11 December 2014|News for Youth, News Stories|

One-stop job centre makes it easier for workers and employers to connect

ILO – Rama Sagama had been unemployed for three years in Tabata, a fast growing high-density suburb in Tanzania’s largest city of Dar es Salaam. The trek of about 10 kilometres to get to the Tanzania Employment Services Agency (TaESA) offices in the city centre made it even more difficult for him to find work. […]

13 November 2014|News Stories|

Entrepreneurship Provides an Answer to Youth Unemployment in South Africa

16 September 2014 – Meet 34-year-old Julius Sematla from Mentz village, Limpopo province. Five years ago, he was staying with his parents and jobless. Out of desperation, he bought a few packets of candy to resell, just to get a bit of pocket money. After realizing that he could sell the candy quickly, he thought […]

29 September 2014|News Stories|

New Report: Low quality of jobs available major concern for young women and men in Asia and the Pacific

3 September 2014|News Stories|

Crowdsourcing initiative on youth in the post-2015 development agenda launched today

18 February 2014|News for Youth, News Stories|

Youth employment statistics in new interactive map from ILOSTAT

20 November 2013|News for Youth, News Stories|