20 Feb, 2015

On Social Justice Day, UN highlights human trafficking, 21 Million People Are ‘Modern Slaves’

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The United Nations Secretary-General said today that the World Day for Social Justice comes at a pivotal moment for people and the planet, adding that this year's commemoration focuses on the scourge of human trafficking and the plight of approximately 21 million women, men and children in various forms of modern slavery. “New instruments such

9 Oct, 2014

Youth Envoy participates in youth employment events during annual IMF-World Bank meetings in Washington, DC

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On 8 October 2014, during the Annual IMF-World Bank meetings in Washington DC, the UN Youth Envoy  participated in several events at the World Bank. The UN Youth Envoy, Ahmad Alhendawi participated in the public launch of the Solutions for Youth Employment Coalition at the World Bank, a global coalition that acts to address the pervasive

3 Sep, 2014

New Report: Low quality of jobs available major concern for young women and men in Asia and the Pacific

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A new report from the International Labour Organization (ILO) states that nearly half of youth workers aged 15-29 in Asia and the Pacific are self-employed, and two out of three youth are in paid work without a written contract. The study, titled Labour market transitions of young women and men in Asia and the Pacific, […]