Ambitious job creation policies needed to tackle unemployment in G20 countries-UN agency

Five years after the global financial crisis, unemployment remains at “unacceptably high levels” in the Group of 20 (G20) leading economies, the United Nations labour agency said today, calling for new policies to create jobs and sustainable growth.

Marking ‘Day of Families,’ Ban stresses growing importance of intergenerational solidarity

Supportive relationships between family members from different generations are more important now than ever before to face unemployment and other current social and economic challenges, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, marking the International Day of Families.

New UN partnership to focus on trade reforms and poverty reduction in Arab countries

A new partnership announced today between the United Nations and the International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) seeks to fight poverty and create jobs through trade reforms in the Middle East and North Africa.

Arab nations need new policies to tackle unemployment, slow economic growth – UN

After decades of skewed development policies, social injustice, and poorly managed economic liberalization, Arab countries must rethink their growth strategies, says a United Nations report released today, stressing the need for improved governance to achieve progress.

World’s youth facing worsening unemployment, warns new UN report

Global unemployment rose in 2012 amid continuing economic insecurity and insufficient policies stifling overall hiring, a new report by the United Nations labour agency has warned, adding that the world’s youth were most vulnerable to the growing job scarcity.