The International Labour Organization (ILO) is the tripartite UN agency that brings together governments, employers and workers of its member states in common action to promote decent work throughout the world. The main aims of the ILO are to promote rights at work, encourage decent employment opportunities, enhance social protection and strengthen dialogue in handling work-related issues. Today, the ILO helps advance the creation of decent jobs and the kinds of economic and working conditions that give working people and business people a stake in lasting peace, prosperity and progress. For more information see http://www.ilo.org
The Youth Entrepreneurship programme of the International Labour Organization is based in the Small Enterprise Development (SEED) programme of the ILO. The SEED programme seeks to unlock the potential for creating more and better jobs in the small enterprise sector since this is where most women and men earn their living. Youth Entrepreneurship is an important strategy for tackling the global unemployment challenge of young people today by turning young job seekers into job creators. For more information see http://www.ilo.org/seed.