The Week, 9 December 2013 - Syria is facing "the most disastrous humanitarian crisis in decade", the EU's Humanitarian Aid Commissioner, Kristalina Georgieva, warned yesterday, marking 1,000 days since the armed conflict began.
The North Africa Post, 5 December 2013 - The International Labor Organization (ILO) is going to help Morocco to run a four-year project targeted at young unemployed. It is estimated that about 20,000 participants will go through the project co-financed by ILO.
The Philippine Star, 6 December 2013 - Delegates of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) youth summit have donated funds to support rehabilitation efforts in the areas ravaged by Super Typhoon Yolanda.
The youth work sector received almost €79 million in public funding during 2011, with the main sources being the Department of Children and Youth Affairs (€61.5 million), the HSE (€8.3 million) and the Irish Youth Justice Service (€8.8 million). One of the important issues considered in this study concerns the economic benefits achieved through State funding provided to the sector.
Investment in young people has significant economic, social and human gains in the short and long term. Young people are essential partners across all aspects of international development, from formulating goals and designing policy to implementing programmes and adopting lessons learned.
The leaders of ASEAN recognized the considerably high youth unemployment rate in the region and agreed that all stakeholders should intensify efforts to strengthen the entrepreneurial skills and volunteerism mindset of young people through different platforms.
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