Milagros Lazo Castro

Youth Employment and Participation Officer
International Labour Organization (ILO)

Milagros Lazo Castro is Youth Employment and Participation Officer with the Youth Employment Accelerator Group of the ILO. She is responsible for the activities of the Youth Group in the area of meaningful youth engagement, with a focus on refugee and host community contexts. Milagros first joined the ILO in 2012 and has since worked in different capacities, first as Technical Officer in the Youth Employment Programme where she supported the implementation, coordination and monitoring of numerous youth employment projects programmes, and more recently as Technical Officer in the Skills and Employability Branch of the ILO where she led the work on innovation and knowledge management. She also worked in the OECD for a couple of years as Policy Analyst for the EU-OECD Youth Inclusion project. Milagros has a solid experience in innovation, learning, and knowledge management and dissemination, with a specific focus on youth employment, skills development and social inclusion. Furthermore, she has contributed to numerous publications on youth inclusion and well-being. Milagros holds a Bachelor’s Degree in History from the Sorbonne University and a Master’s degree in International Relations from Nouvelle Sorbonne University.