Over the past few decades, growing youth employment challenges in all countries have made the creation of more and better jobs for youth a global priority. In this context, the ILO is facing an increasing demand from member countries for assistance on designing context specific, integrated youth employment policies and programmes.
As part of a larger ILO response to the growing requests from governments and social partners, the ILO’s Youth Employment Programme and the ITCILO, with the involvement of several ILO technical units, offer the Academy on Youth Employment. The Academy draws on ILO’s extensive experience accumulated through decades of research, capacity building and policy advisory services on youth employment.
The Academy will go along the Resolution “The youth employment crisis: A Call for Action” adopted by the International Labour Conference in June 2012. This Resolution contains principles and a set of policy measures guiding constituents in shaping national strategies through a multi-pronged and balanced approach that fosters pro-employment growth and decent job creation.