ODI and Youth Business International
Youth unemployment is a global problem. A recent OECD report reveals that the average rate of youth unemployment in OECD countries is 16% while the troubled economies of Greece and Spain are struggling with youth jobless rates above 50 per cent. In Africa, an increasingly youthful population needs more opportunities to make a living, an issue deemed so relevant to the future development of the continent it was the primary focus of this year’s Afr
Education for Employment
"Education for Employment What do We Mean by “Soft Skills” Preparation" was presented under the Workforce Development track at the 2012 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference. This presentation gives better understanding of the skills that are required to succeed in the work place, how to teach them to young people, and how the acquisition of these skills leads to lasting employment.
Job losses during the worldwide economic slump continue to bedevil policy makers everywhere. Dismal employment prospects, especially for young people, have exacerbated social conflicts.
LOS ANGELES, CA and NEW YORK, NY and WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - Oct 11, 2012) - New Global Opportunity Marketplace ("GO") aims to tackle the youth unemployment crisis by connecting the next generation of talent with opportunities to build businesses, careers and find work anywhere in the world.
United States Department of State
As I speak with young people from around the globe, I find striking similarities. They are full of innovation, creativity, and talent. People under 30 are the first generation of youth that can consider themselves a global entity. They see themselves as global citizens and want to connect and help one another.
United States Department of State
Under Secretary Maria Otero to Deliver Keynote Address at the Launch of the Youth Livelihoods Alliance: Creating Economic Opportunities for Young People
Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesperson
October 1, 2012
Women's Refugee Commission
Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF)
The Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) is pleased to announce the launch of its new youth training strategy, Give Youth a Chance: An Agenda for Action at Making Cents International's 2012 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference. MIF general manager Nancy Lee will discuss the key lessons learned from past projects, and present highlights of the new strategy, including the New Employment Opportunities initiative, a public-private alliance that will bring successful youth training models to one million youth in the Latin American and Caribbean region.
Multilateral Investment Fund
18 years have passed since the MIF began working with youth in Latin America and the Caribbean. Since then, a whole new generation has been born. The risks this generation faces are formidable: those who lack skills and connections will often be shut out of the formal economy. Fortunately, the opportunities rival the risks. The energy, diversity, and potential of young people can be transformed into a vibrant engine of growth for the region. The MIF remains committed to the critical goals of supporting access to jobs and business opportunities for this new generation of youth.
The International Labor Organization (ILO) estimates that nearly 75 million young people are unemployed in the world today. This number has increased by more than 4 million since the financial crisis of 2008-9, and the outlook for the medium term is worsening. The global youth unemployment rate is 12.7 percent in 2012, and the ILO projects that it is likely to rise to 12.9 percent by 2017.2