The ILO launches a video contest for young people to show how the global jobs crisis is affecting them, their families and their communities. Three winners will be offered an all expenses paid trip to Geneva, Switzerland to present their videos at the ‘Youth Employment Forum' which takes place at the International Labour Organization (ILO) on 23-25 May 2012.


The Youth Employment Forum will gather more than one hundred young people who are engaged in promoting decent work for youth. The Forum will provide a platform for young people to share their experiences and views on the current employment situation, as well as to discuss successful initiatives that create more and better jobs for youth.

Eligibility rules

  • You must be between the ages of 18-29 years;
  • Videos must be a maximum of two minutes in length;
  • Videos which are not in one of the three official languages of the ILO (English, French or Spanish), must include subtitles in one of the ILO’s official languages. Videos without narrations (silent videos) are also accepted.
  • You must send the link of your video via email to and provide your name, age and nationality;

Videos must be submitted no later than 10 April 2012 at 23.59 GMT. The results will be announced on 20 April 2012. The ILO will contact the winners after the announcement of the results to start arranging the trip to Geneva. For details on how to participate in the video contest, please consult the following web page or contact the Youth Employment Programme at: