The youth employment crisis presents a major challenge for the future of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) countries. At the same time, workers are experiencing a lack of decent work and face long-term social exclusion. Aggravated by the global economic and financial crisis in the labour markets of CIS, the unemployment rate is projected to remain at just over 18 per cent until 2018.
The situation requires governments, employers and workers to promote, create and maintain decent and productive jobs. In the resolution 'The youth employment crisis: A call for action', adopted by the International Labour Conference in 2012, representatives of the Governments, employers and workers of 185 countries, called for urgent and immediate action to reverse the youth employment crisis. This note presents the results of that initiative.