New UN report highlights gender gaps in global labour markets

Women face higher unemployment rates than men globally, and the situation is not likely to improve in the near future, says a United Nations report released today that calls for social protection measures, investments in education and policies to promote access to employment.

World’s powers must act urgently as global joblessness grows – UN labour chief

Projecting that global unemployment will rise by seven million next year to 207 million, three million more than previously estimated, the United Nations labour agency today called on the world’s major economies to act on their pledge to take urgent action if the economic crisis worsens.

UN Economic and Social Council high-level meeting opens with focus on jobs crisis

The United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) today opened its high-level meeting in New York with a focus on the global jobs crisis and the search for ways to stimulate the creation of decent and sustainable employment.

Global jobs crisis expected to continue for some time, warns UN report

The global employment situation is alarming, says a new United Nations report released today, which also warns that recovery is not expected any time soon.

UN jobs forum hears call to unlock potential of young people

Governments, corporations and policy-makers must do more to realize the potential of young people worldwide, Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro said today, calling for action to overcome the structures and problems that are keeping youth unemployment rates high around the worldwide.

UN holds forum to find ways to tackle problem of youth unemployment

Dozens of representatives from governments, the business sector and civil society groups will gather at United Nations Headquarters in New York on Monday to discuss ways how they can better collaborate to tackle the problem of youth unemployment worldwide.

UN’s global report on youth highlights rising concerns over lack of job prospects

A lack of job opportunities, inadequate education, vulnerable working conditions and insufficient government investment are some of the main concerns of young people around the world, according to a United Nations report on youth published today.

World needs 600 million jobs for economic growth over the next decade – UN report

The world needs to create 600 million new jobs over the next decade to sustain economic growth and maintain social stability, the United Nations International Labour Organization (ILO) said in its annual report on global employment unveiled today.