29 Jun, 2016

Terrorism, Threat to Albinos and Xenophobia Biggest Challenges to Safety in Urban Africa

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From UN Habitat Durban, 29 June 2016—Terrorism by Boko Haram, Al Shabaab, threat to albinos as xenophobic attacks and gender-based violence remain some of the biggest challenges to safety and security in African urban centres, Director of Programmes at UN-Habitat Alioune Badiane said Wednesday. “We abhor the revulsive attacks by Boko Haram mainly in West

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,

17 Nov, 2014

G20 Brisbane: Unemployment has left younger generation struggling

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Chair of the G20'S global youth forum Holly Ransom. Photo: Simon O'Dwyer   ILO - The 24-year-old Australian chair of the G20 youth summit, Holly Ransom, said youth disengagement was a problem afflicting all G20 member countries and one that was, for the first time, threatening new generations with a worse quality of life than

20 Nov, 2013

Youth employment statistics in new interactive map from ILOSTAT

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Interested in finding out about youth employment, unemployment, and activity versus inactivity rates for a given country? The ILO has a new database of labour statistics, including an interactive map, which provides multiple datasets with labour market statistics for over 100 indicators and 230 countries, areas and territories. Check out ILOSTAT here Source

26 Sep, 2013

ILO Director-General Guy Ryder and UN Envoy on Youth Ahmad Alhendawi Meet in New York, Discuss Collaboration on Youth Employment

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In the margins of the ongoing General Assembly of the United Nations in New York, the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth Ahmad Alhendawi today met with Guy Ryder, the Director-General of the International Labour Organisation (ILO).

3 Sep, 2013

UNDP Supports Young Ethiopians to Move From Unemployment to Entrepreneurship

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“Light is coming out of my city,” says 20-year old Abonesh Dejene, referring to the success of a UNDP training and business development initiative in southern Ethiopia. Dejene, of Wolyta Sodo town, is the sole female in a group of young people who were once unemployed after dropping out of school, but have now completed […]