10 Jan, 2017

Establishing Job Security for Young Women and Men in Tunisia

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Young women and men in Tunisia, motivated by issues such as lack of opportunities for employment and low standards of living, took to the streets in 2011 in hopes of securing better futures for themselves. Since then, Tunisia has undergone a number of political and social changes. The labour market however has only worsened, further

30 Dec, 2016

2016 in Review: Youth Highlights at the United Nations

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Rise of Youth Rights at the UN Human Rights Council 2016 has been a critical year in making the shift from youth issues to youth rights with the adoption the first Human Rights Council Resolution on Youth and Human Rights and the convening of the first forum on Democracy, Human Rights and the Rule of

1 Oct, 2016

From Tragedy to Action: How Employment Policies Can Guarantee Job Safety

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A tragic event changed her perception of life. It was almost three years ago when Zinab received that dreadful call on a Tuesday morning. One of her construction trainees had fallen off a service shaft, three stories onto solid ground. Zinab called an ambulance and she rushed to the scene. She only had 45 minutes

21 Sep, 2016

African Presidents Urge Investment in Youth As Continent Sees Rare Demographic Opportunity

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UNITED NATIONS, New York/BAGRE, Burkina Faso – Presidents, ministers, and United Nations and World Bank officials met at UN Headquarters in New York on Monday  to strengthen their commitments for the young people of Africa. The continent is undergoing a seismic shift in its population structure, with more young people than ever before preparing to

17 Aug, 2016

UN Youth Envoy Marks Youth Day in Brazil: Development Comes with Investing in Young People

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Marking International Youth Day on the sidelines of the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, the UN Envoy on Youth Ahmad Alhendawi said that in order for Brazil to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, its young people need to be included in the process and their rights need to be protected. Brazil’s economic growth and sustainable

29 Apr, 2016

“Girls in ICT Day” highlights need to promote technology careers for women

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From UN News Centre On Girls in ICT Day– marked annually on the fourth Thursday in April – the United Nations International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is highlighting the need to promote technology career opportunities for girls and women in the world’s fastest growing sector. ITU estimates a skills shortfall of over two million jobs in

11 Apr, 2016

Vocational training changed my life

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From ILO The vocational training path has led to success for one Bangladeshi woman. Suma had been under the impression that only students weak in their studies chose vocational training. Luckily for her, a teacher with more awareness of job opportunities suggested she rethink her decision. “Not many women can attain a supervisory position in

14 Oct, 2015

ILO Global Employment Trends for Youth 2015 Briefing

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Launching the report “Global Employment Trends for Youth: Scaling up investment in decent jobs for youth”, a briefing was co-organized Wed., 14 of October, by the Permanent Missions of Morocco and Spain and the International Labour Organization. The UN Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi, moderated the gathering of policymakers, youth participants, and civil society,