The Jobs Challenge: Fresh Perspectives on the Global Employment Crisis


Job losses during the worldwide economic slump continue to bedevil policy makers everywhere. Dismal employment prospects, especially for young people, have exacerbated social conflicts.

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Confronting the Youth Employment Crisis With a Global Opportunity Marketplace


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. 

The Youth Livelihoods Alliance: Joining Forces for Economic Opportunity

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.

Press Release: Launch of the Youth Livelihoods Alliance: Creating Economic Opportunities for Young People

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
Washington, DC
October 1, 2012


Report Release: Young and Restless: Harnessing the Economic Resilience of Displaced Youth in Nairobi

Women's Refugee Commission

The Women's Refugee Commission is pleased to share our latest report on urban refugee youth, Young and Restless: Harnessing the Economic Resilience of Displaced Youth in Nairobi. This is the second in a series assessing access to education and employment among displaced young people in urban areas.

Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) launches new youth training - Give Youth a Chance: An Agenda for Action

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.

Give Youth a Chance: An Agenda for Action

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.

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How Policymakers Can Boost Youth Employment

Manpower Group

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

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The Jobs Knowledge Platform Launches Youth Employment Videos

Jobs Knowledge Platform, World Bank

Young people from around the world share their thoughts on what a job means to them, and how they would alleviate youth unemployment.

Missed by the Boom, Hurt by the Bust; Making Markets Work for Young People in the Middle East

Middle East Youth Initiative

This report reflects on the damage done to young people in the Middle East by the turbulent economy, and what measures can be and are being taken by governments and international organizations to protect them.

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