As new UN development agenda takes shape, Jamaica urges action on job creation, social protection

With discussions under way at the United Nations on defining a road map for the post-Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) era, the Prime Minster of Jamaica urged an agenda that prioritized job creation, especially for youth, and on enacting social programmes to keep vulnerable people from “falling through the cracks.”

Long-term impact of youth employment crisis could be felt for decades, warns UN report

An estimated 73 million young people will be out of work this year, according to a new United Nations report that says the long-term impact of the youth employment crisis could be felt for decades and calls for creative and wide-ranging policy solutions to address the problem.

UN labour agency urges tougher measures to combat forced labour

Ahead of an upcoming international meeting on forced labour, the United Nations today released a new report highlighting the need for tougher efforts to prevent, identify and prosecute cases of forced labour which claim 21 million victims worldwide.