Over the past decade, worsening youth employment prospects made the creation of more and better jobs for young people a key priority worldwide. Overcoming youth employment challenges is fundamental to the development of wealthier economies, fairer societies and stronger democracies.
In this context, The Academy on Youth Employment, jointly organised by the Youth Employment Programme and the International Training Centre of the ILO, is part of a larger ILO response to an increasing demand from its constituents for support services to facilitate youth transitions to decent work.
The Academy will draw 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 and The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development reiterating the internationally-agreed goal of full and productive employment and decent work for all including young people.