Eleven, 27 October 2014 - Lack of employment opportunities of graduate youths would not bring a considerable benefit to the society, said Aung San Suu Kyi, chairperson of Daw Kin Kyi Foundation at the opening ceremony of Hospitality and Catering Training Academy-HCTA.
Huffington Post, 27 October 2014 - With little disagreement that the global youth jobs crisis is one of the most pressing issues of our time, problem solvers have begun developing and implementing coordinated solutions.
China Daily, 24 October 2014 - When leaders of the G20, representing the world’s biggest economies, gather in the Australian city of Brisbane next month, one of the major issues on the agenda will be unemployment — or more specifically youth unemployment.
Korea Research Institute for Vocational Education and Training (KRIVET) held an international seminar under the theme of ‘Enhancing the link between skills development and youth employment policies’ on June 12, 2014 to discuss ways of tackling the issue of youth unemployment. The seminar brought together vocational education and training experts from Germany, Norway, Australia, Switzerland and China, who presented cases and experiences in linking skills development and employment policies in their respective countries. Also, experts from UNESCO-UNEVOC, ILO and Cedefop joined Korean experts in panel discussion to explore ways of resolving youth employment issue from international and comparative perspectives. This compilation of papers and the accompanying presentations were written by experts who participated in the seminar.
UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) has published a collection of testimonies from young people participating in community education and development programmes either as learners and facilitators. The testimonies provide excellent illustration of how youth-focused education and development programmes in Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, New Zealand, the Philippines and Timor-Leste have contributed to literacy and youth empowerment. The case studies presented quality and accessible education beyond primary school; skills training that prepares young people for dignified employment (India and Timor-Leste); education that expands horizons and creates an awareness of the power to shape one’s own future.
The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA), in its role as permanent co-chair of the UN Inter-agency Network on Youth Development, was requested to take the lead in developing and overseeing the implementation of the Youth-SWAP. This report herein provides an update of that process and of the implementation of the Youth-SWAP during its first year at national, regional, and international levels. The Youth-SWAP identifies five thematic areas in which to advance cooperation and collaboration: employment and entrepreneurship; protection of rights and civic engagement; political inclusion; education, including comprehensive sexuality education; and health. Each of these five thematic areas leverages the potential of the work of the United Nations in other related areas of youth development, such as sustainable development, climate change, culture, peacebuilding and gender equality.
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