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Young workers in Asia face instability and vulnerability

ILO News, 27 August 2014 - Nearly half of workers aged 15−29 in Asia and the Pacific are self-employed and two in three youth are in paid work without a written contract, says a new report by the International Labour Organization (ILO).

Posted by Administrator at Aug 27, 2014 10:20 PM |
ILO to promote decent work in Small Island Developing States at SIDS Conference in Samoa

ILO News, 25 August 2014 - The International Labour Organization (ILO) will call for greater emphasis on decent job creation as a path to sustainable development at the United Nations Small Island Developing States (SIDS) Conference in Apia, Samoa from 1-4 September 2014.

Posted by Administrator at Aug 27, 2014 10:18 PM |
Young Samoans present the first ever SIDS floating village

Islands Business, 26 August 2014 - All delegates who enter the SIDS Village will be treated to the sight of a floating island in the middle of a swimming pool at the Tuanaimato Complex. The island features miniature Samoan villages complete with people, fales cricket grounds, roads, and communal grounds. But the project which took one month and thirty young artists to build is more than an artistic interpretation of a SIDS village, it provided temporary employment opportunity for all the young people involved through the Leulumoega School of Fine Arts.

Posted by Administrator at Aug 27, 2014 12:13 PM |
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Labour market transitions of young women and men in Asia and the Pacific

This report presents the results of the School-to-work transition surveys (SWTS) implemented in five countries in the Asia-Pacific region – Bangladesh, Cambodia, Nepal, Samoa and Viet Nam – in 2012 or 2013. The indicators resulting from the surveys and analysed in this report provide a much more detailed picture of the youth in the labour market in a part of the world where labour market information is sparse and sporadic. Results show that unemployment of young people remains a matter of concern, especially among those with higher education, but that issues relating to the quality of work available to young people are of even greater relevance to the design and implementation of policy interventions.

Posted by Administrator at Aug 27, 2013 12:00 AM |
Youth Unemployment in Europe

The alarming rise of youth unemployment rates following the recent economic turmoil has challenged national as well as European labour market policies. Against this background, the Robert Bosch Stiftung has commissioned the study from the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim. Its aims are to survey the development of youth unemployment in Europe, to identify the relevant institutional and economic drivers and to discuss the necessary courses of action to achieve a better integration of young adults into the labour market. While the study covers the perspective of the EU member states as a whole, it strongly focusses on southern European countries, which are especially suffering from the current youth unemployment crisis. Its core part is comprised of three country reports which detail the situation in Italy, Spain and Portugal, and review current and potential future policy initiatives that could help in reducing youth unemployment.

Posted by Administrator at Aug 01, 2014 12:00 AM |
Key Challenges of Security Provision in Rapidly Urbanising Contexts: Evidence from Kathmandu Valley and Terai Regions of Nepal

This report explores evidence from Nepal to look at the key challenges for providing security in Nepal’s rapidly urbanising areas. Nepal presents an interesting case as the country is not only attempting to rebuild state capacity in the wake of a long civil war, but has also been experiencing a rapid rate of urbanisation, one of the highest in the region. This study is primarily based on recently compiled secondary data sources. These include data and evidence from a variety of sources, including from the Government of Nepal (concerned ministries); Nepal Police; World Bank; Demographic and Health Surveys, Nepal (DHS); United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS); UNICEF; as well as data and studies conducted by other research institutions and NGOs, including Interdisciplinary Analysts (IDA); Informal Sector Service Center (INSEC); Saferworld; Small Arms Survey; and the United States Institute of Peace (USIP).

Posted by Administrator at May 01, 2014 12:00 AM |
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