Access to higher education doesn’t always lead to lower unemployment – UN labour agency

Workers with post-secondary education are more likely to be unemployed in lower-income countries, reflecting a “mismatch” between skilled persons and the number of available jobs matching their competencies and expectations, according to the International Labour Organization (ILO).

New UN report shows global youth unemployment rate still above financial crisis levels

Global youth unemployment rates have stabilized somewhat but remain well above pre-financial crisis levels, according to a new report released by the International Labour Organization (ILO) today.

G20 nations weighed down by weak economic growth and lack of decent jobs – UN backed report

In advance of the Group of 20 (G20) meetings taking place this week in Ankara, Turkey, a United Nations-backed inter-agency report has warned that growth among the economies of those countries has slowed considerably over the last three years and unemployment rates remain unacceptably high.

Coherent policy critical to tackling child labour, lack of decent jobs for youth – UN labour agency

Around 20 to 30 per cent of children in low income countries complete their schooling and enter the labour market by the age of 15, according to a new International Labour Organization (ILO) report prepared for World Day against Child Labour which is marked worldwide tomorrow.

At Geneva jobs summit, UN labour chief urges a global debate on the future of work

Addressing some 4,000 government, worker and employer representatives, the head of the United Nations International Labour Organization (ILO) called for a global debate on the future of work at the 104th International Labour Conference in Geneva today.

African economies can benefit from youth employment

Young people can contribute enormously to peace and development in African countries.

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‘Give young people decent jobs and they will create a better future’ – UN chief

When young people have decent jobs, political weight, negotiating muscle and real influence in the world, they will create a better future, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today as he kicked off a Headquarters event on empowering youth through employment.

Most workers now employed in part-time or temporary jobs – UN labour agency

The International Labour Organization (ILO) today warned of widespread insecurity in the global employment market, saying that some 75 per cent of all workers are employed on temporary or short-term contracts in informal jobs often without any contract, under own-account arrangements or in unpaid family jobs.

Employment changes most profound in modern economic history

Changes in the way people are employed are the most profound ever seen in  modern economic history according to a new report by the International Labour Organization (ILO).

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New plan can generate 2.1 million jobs in Europe by mid-2018 – UN labour agency

A new plan put forth by the European Commission could generate over 2.1 million new jobs in Europe by mid-2018, a much-needed boost for the region, where employment remains fragile and uneven, the United Nations labour agency said today as it stressed the need to fast-track the proposal’s implementation to see results as soon as this year.