Academy on Youth Employment

The Academy on Youth Employment is jointly organised by the Youth Employment Programme of the ILO and the International Training Centre of the ILO. The main objective of the Academy is to enhance the capacity of decision makers (mainly Ministries of Labour and other relevant government institutions and workers' and employers' organizations) to develop comprehensive strategies to tackle the multifaceted dimensions of the youth employment challenge, with gender mainstreaming.

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International Training Centre of the ILO (ITC-ILO)

United Nations system entity


  • Germany, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
  • International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
  • International Labour Organization (ILO)
  • Italy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation
  • Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
  • Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA)


On 2 July 2018, a panel session on the Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth provides an opportunity for representatives from the Government of Nigeria, GIZ Togo, IFAD and OECD to explore challenges and opportunities to promote youth employment at country, regional and global level through innovative and effective approaches, across thematic priorities of the Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth:

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