Youth employment, job rights keys to economic recovery, says new UN labour chief

With youth accounting for more than one-third of the world’s 200 million unemployed, Guy Ryder, the new Director-General of the United Nations International Labour Organization (ILO), has called for programmes that specifically target getting young people into jobs.

At youth forum, UN labour chief warns of ‘growing discontent’

Addressing a youth employment forum, the head of the United Nations labour agency today warned of a “growing disconnect between people and policy, people and government.”

Creation of sustainable jobs at centre of UN youth forum

The creation of green jobs is essential to ensure a sustainable future, United Nations officials stressed today at a forum held at the Organization’s Headquarters in New York aimed at giving young people a platform to voice their concerns, experiences and ideas to tackle youth unemployment.

New UN project aims to tackle youth unemployment in Guinea

Young people in Guinea will receive skills training that will help them find jobs under a new project set up today by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and funded by the Government of Japan.