youth employment

Youth employment needed, “to pull out the roots of extremism”: World Bank Group President Jim Young Kim

From World Bank World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim emphasized the importance of youth employment to sustainable development and combating violent extremism in his speech, "Development in a Time of Global Interdependence," delivered at an event in Berlin, Germany.  Read his full remarks here.  Excerpt from Kim's speech: ... But most worrying for us is the slow recovery

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Kenya Economic Update: How Can Young Kenyans Access Better Jobs?

From World Bank Kenya is not short of jobs; it is short of high productivity jobs. This is one of the main findings of the 13th edition of the Kenya Economic Update. Kenya’s economy is creating more jobs than in the past, but these are mainly in the informal services sector and are low productivity

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UNDP cash-for-work: Revival of People’s Livelihood in Yemen

From UNDP in Yemen A 22 years old, Mohammed Hamood Alshouthmi, is the breadwinner of four siblings and his parents. Like tens of thousands of Yemenis, the ongoing conflict has deprived him of his job, becoming unable to pay for rent and support his family. “Life has been dark for us since the beginning of

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US$70 Million project to support Higher Education Reforms and Improved Job Prospects Tunisia Graduates

From The World Bank  The World Bank Group’s Board of Executive Directors approved today a US$70 million project to address the high levels of unemployment among university graduates in Tunisia. The project will support ongoing reforms to improve the management of universities and the quality of teaching, and to ensure that students are graduating with

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FAO Report: Supporting rural youth entrepreneurship to reduce migration in Honduras

From FAO  In case you missed it, learn about the work that FAO is doing for youth in Honduras through this report on decent employment opportunities for rural youth: Country: Honduras; Americas Abstract: In Honduras, rural youth face considerable challenges in accessing productive and decent employment opportunities. Consequently, many young people have sought opportunities elsewhere. In 2010, the

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Salvadorean youth become new entrepreneurs

From UNDP   “Lack of employment, lack of resources and limited opportunities to study at the university are some of the realities that we youth experience in Zacatecoluca," said Nubia Yesenia Laínez, a 25-year old resident in the Department of La Paz, in southern El Salvador. Yesenia left school when she was 18. Unsupported by her

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Silatech partners with UNRWA to promote youth employment in Palestine

From UNRWA Silatech, a regional social organization that works to create jobs and expand economic opportunities for young Arabs, has signed a partnership agreement with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) to empower youth and promote employment in Gaza, the State of Palestine. The agreement –

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Youth with special needs find renewed hope in vocational training

From UNDP Eritrea   Tsega Mekonen is 22 years and the chairperson for the Association of the Deaf in Anseba Region. She is one of the beneficiaries of the pottery training, which is facilitated by the National Union of Eritrean Youth and Students (NUEYS).  The training takes six months and by the time of interviewing her

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Youth Event Launches One Stop Youth Centre in Mogadishu

From UN-Habitat  With seven out of ten people under the age of 35, Somalia is one of the youngest countries in the world. Youth represents both the future of the nation and one of its primary resources. Recognizing the key role that youth can play in contributing to the peace and stability of the nation, UN-Habitat

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At opening of Youth Forum, UN launches new initiative to tackle employment crisis

From UN News Centre As more than 800 young leaders gather in New York for the annual United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum, UN officials today launched a new initiative to tackle youth unemployment, making it clear that success in fighting poverty and inequality will largely depend on them being a driving

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