Private sector, ‘care economy’ will be key engines of job creation for next 5 years – UN report

Private sector services, such as business and administrative services, and real estate, as well as related industries, will employ more than a third of the global workforce over the next five years, according to new data released by the United Nations labour agency.

In developing world, higher education key to stable employment, says new UN report

Higher education is a prerequisite for millions of youth in the developing world who hope to find a decent, “non-vulnerable” job, a new United Nations study has established.

UN labour report shows solid return for national investments in quality jobs

Developing countries that invested in quality jobs from the early 2000s grew nearly one percentage point faster every year since 2007 and were better able to weather the economic crisis than comparable economies, according to a new report by the United Nations labour agency.

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.

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.