FULL LIST OF UNEMPLOYMENT

The State of Urban Youth 2012/2013 , Youth in the Prosperity of Cities

UN Habitat

The increasing prominence of the youth bulge in most urban areas presents a unique opportunity, as they represent the most dynamic human resource available. Their numbers today are larger than at any point in human history. Yet this group suffers the most from urban unemployment and often feels that they lack equal access to opportunities. This is especially acute in developing countries, which have a relatively youthful population that must be mobilised to realise greater economic and social development goals.

Resource Type: 
Report

Understanding the Technology Skills Training Landscape: Framework and Tool

Making Cents International

Microsoft and Making Cents collaborated to offer this framework to support development of a common language and greater understanding of the unique role that each stakeholder can play in the youth workforce development field. Our hope is that they will contribute to greater cooperation, joint projects and increased youth economic opportunities created by information and communication technologies.

Resource Type: 
Toolkit

Youth guarantees: a response to the youth employment crisis?

ILO

Youth guarantees are gaining prominence in the fight against the current youth employment crisis. The concept of youth guarantee implies an entitlement to a job, training or education of a defined group of young people seeking employment and an obligation for the Public Employment Service (PES) or another public authority to provide the services and/or implement the programmes within a given period of time. Several countries in Europe have positive experiences with guarantee schemes.

Resource Type: 
Paper

Youth Employment and Migration: A Review of Practices from Joint Programmes of the United Nations

ILO

In 2007, the United Nations (UN) established the Millennium Development Goals Achievement Fund (MDG-F) to help attain the goals set by the Millennium Declaration. The Achievement Fund is a wide-ranging development cooperation mechanism with an overall budget of more than US$800 million. It was funded by a contribution from the Government of Spain to the UN system to implement programmes aimed at eradicating poverty and inequality.

Resource Type: 
Report

Advancing the FIELD

ORGANIZER: 
USAID, Field-Support LWA
DATE: 
Sep 11, 2014 (All day) to Sep 12, 2014 (All day)

The FIELD-Support LWA has been one of USAID’s primary mechanisms for facilitating broad-based learning through programs to reduce poverty and promote sustained, equitable growth.

PIND 2014 Youth Link Forum: Linking Youth to Employability Skills and Entrepreneurship Development Opportunities in the Niger Delta

ORGANIZER: 
PIND
DATE: 
Oct 14, 2014 (All day) to Oct 15, 2014 (All day)

The Foundation for Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta (PIND) is hosting its first Youth Link Forum with the theme “Linking Youth to Employability skills and Entrepreneurship Development Opportunities in the Niger Delta” on 14-15 October, 2014, at the Aldgate Congress Hotel, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, to discuss and contribute to resolving the most pressing economic and social problems that limit youth potential.

Collaborating to Solve Youth Employment

ORGANIZER: 
Ashoka, MasterCard Foundation
DATE: 
Sep 17, 2014 (10:00am to 11:00am)

Sub-Saharan Africa faces a paradox that has global relevance and implications: it will be home to the largest youth population in the world by 2050 and although literacy rates (by 6%) and education enrollment rates (by 9%) have been on the rise, youth unemployment continues to hover above 60% across the region. How will African youth create or secure sustainable and meaningful livelihoods? And more specifically, who is responsible for youth employment in Africa?

BLOG: Can MOOCs Deliver on Workforce Development?

Making Cents International

Do MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) have the potential to expand access to quality education and workforce development training for millions worldwide?

How Can Youth Empowerment Drive Innovation and Employment? Twitter Chat

ORGANIZER: 
Ashoka, MasterCard Foundation
DATE: 
Aug 12, 2014 (10:00am)

During the last decade, several African nations have seen record rates of growth placing them among the top growing economies in the world. Yet, this boom has not translated into an increase in jobs for the estimated 11 million youth who join the workforce each year. Fortunately, today¹s  generation of African youth is more educated, and more connected than ever before. 

Solving the employment crisis requires collaboration involving many sectors, however, youth empowerment is also a key component. To what extent can youth empowerment impact innovation and employment in Africa?

Building a Better Working World: Solving the Global Youth Employment Crisis

ORGANIZER: 
RTI International
DATE: 
Oct 15, 2014 (08:30am to 11:00am)

Around the world, unemployment among young people has grown into an epidemic, one that threatens economic growth and social stability in dozens of countries for decades to come. 

At this policy forum, a panel of experts will use their research and knowledge in workforce development and education to not only shed light on the crisis, but also recommend practical steps for addressing youth unemployment based upon a research agenda, field testing, and tools for scaling evidence-based practices.

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