Governments and business are coming to realize that educating future workers and consumers is critical for global stability. Check out this special report from Financial Times on the benefits of investing in young people.
Youth Products Now Available in Aisle 1 was presented at a Plenary Session at the 2012 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference. This presentation discusses a new public-private partnership that links youth to markets using Whole Foods Market stores
Youth Employment Mexico was presented by Miguel Ángel Carreón at the keynote address of the 2012 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference. In his address, Carreón discusses what the Mexican Government has done in order to address the youth unemployment issue.
What Does the World of Work for 1.2 billion Youth Look Like? A Vision for the Future Grounded in Today’s Realities and Research was presented as a keynote address at the 2012 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference by Jose M. Salazar-Xirinachs. Salazar explores his vision for the future on the youth employment challenge, grounded in today’s realities and research.
With just three years to go until the deadline for the Education for All goals that were set in Dakar, Senegal, it is vitally urgent to ensure that the collective commitments made by 164 countries in 2000 are met. Lessons also need to be drawn to inform the definition of future international education goals and the design of mechanisms to make sure that all partners live up to their promises.
This Policy on Youth in Development is the first of its kind for USAID. It is both timely and necessary as more than half of the world’s population today is under the age of 30, with the vast majority living in the developing world.As Secretary Clinton said in Tunisia in February 2012,“…in every region, responding to the needs and aspirations of young people is a crucial challenge for the future." The policy is predicated on emerging best and promising practice for youth development and engagement that are gleaned from USAID and partner’s experience in youth programming, as well as through consultations with young people across the developing world.The policy is further informed by principles and practices articulated in the Presidential Policy Directive on Global Development (PPD), the Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review (QDDR), the National Security Strategy 2010, State Department Youth Policy 2011, USAID Forward, and the USAID Policy Framework 20112015.
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 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.