22 Nov, 2016

ILO Highlights Measures to Reduce Job Discrimination and Poverty among Roma Youth

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GENEVA (ILO News) – A new ILO Resource Guide on Promoting Decent Work Opportunities for Roma Youth in Central and Eastern Europe  brings together good practices aimed at combating widespread institutional and labour market discrimination, as well as poverty amongst Roma.  According to a 2011 EU survey, only one in three Roma is in paid employment, 9

11 Apr, 2016

Vocational training changed my life

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From ILO The vocational training path has led to success for one Bangladeshi woman. Suma had been under the impression that only students weak in their studies chose vocational training. Luckily for her, a teacher with more awareness of job opportunities suggested she rethink her decision. “Not many women can attain a supervisory position in

18 Nov, 2015

Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth welcomes endorsement by UN Chief Executives Board of the Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth

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The UN Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB) has endorsed the Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth, which aims to scale up action in support of youth employment – one of the main global challenges and priorities of our times. ILO Director-General Guy Ryder introduced the Initiative, saying that it represented an exemplary system-wide effort

7 Jul, 2015

Save the Date: World Youth Skills Day – 15 July 2015

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On Wednesday 15 July 2015, join the Permanent Missions of Portugal and Sri Lanka, UNESCO, ILO, and the Office of the Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth, for a special event on: Youth Skills in the Post 2015 Development Agenda. This special event will be hosted in Conference Room 5 of the United Nations Headquarters in New

13 Apr, 2015

Boosting youth entrepreneurship in East Africa

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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

20 Feb, 2015

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

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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

28 Jan, 2015

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

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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

15 Dec, 2014

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

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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