News, articles and events on youth employment

October 2020

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. © Annie Spratt 2020

    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.

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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.

  5. 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.

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    Tourism can kickstart economic recovery, with the right policy support, ILO Director-General tells G20 Ministers

    07 October 2020

    Tourism can play a critical role in kickstarting the global economy, but special measures to support vulnerable worker groups will be essential, along with social dialogue and effective cross-sectoral policies.

  7. A time for collaboration and partnerships for building more inclusive, resilient and peaceful societies amid the COVID-19 crisis

    02 October 2020

  8. Online shops help entrepreneurs with disabilities meet COVID challenges

    01 October 2020

    As COVID-19 reshapes the world of work, ILO is helping vulnerable people in Indonesia to stay competitive and improve their livelihoods.

September 2020

  1. Get noticed for employment: The importance of personal branding for job seekers

    22 September 2020

    As technology takes over the world, companies are turning to social media in hiring and recruiting their employees. Good personal branding, thus, can help youth to land their first employment or business opportunities.

  2. Preparing youth with skills for employment and entrepreneurship

    16 September 2020

    Youth unemployment remains a longstanding concern in Indonesia. A recent ‘Youth Talk’ supported by ILO helped empower young Indonesians with new, inspiring insights about youth employability and entrepreneurship.