Global Youth Unemployment is on the Rise Again

From ILO GENEVA (ILO News) – The International Labour Organization (ILO) estimates that the global youth unemployment rate is expected to reach 13.1 per cent in 2016 and remain at that level through to 2017 (up from 12.9 per cent in 2015). The ILO’s World Employment and Social Outlook 2016, Trends for Youth report shows

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

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

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ILO Global Employment Trends for Youth 2015 Briefing

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,

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G20 Brisbane: Unemployment has left younger generation struggling

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

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Tackling Youth Unemployment

Sierra Leone, a country once riddled by suffering and stagnation caused by years of civil war and gun-toting youth rampaging through the countryside, is now slowly managing to include marginalized youth into participating in national development and social transformation. Youth unemployment is one of the major causes of war in Sierra Leone and a serious

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