Over the past decades, growing youth employment challenges in all countries have made the creation of decent jobs for youth a global priority.
The ILO is confronted with an increasing demand from member countries for assistance on designing context specific, integrated youth employment policies and programmes. The high demand for assistance reflects the renewed priority of ILO constituents to improve decent work prospects for youth.
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 is organised in the framework of the ILO/Sida Partnership Programme and draws on ILO’s extensive experience accumulated through decades of research, capacity-building and policy advisory 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 and actions through a multi-pronged and balanced approach that fosters pro-employment growth and decent job creation.