youth unemployment

World Youth Skills Day: Fighting child labour in Cambodia

The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has joined forces with the Cambodian Government using the power of education to help end child labour, during the economic slump brought on by COVID-19.

As the world marks World Youth Skills Day, where education is seen as a vital tool of youth empowerment, FAO’s Charlotta Lomas, has this special report.

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The virus that shut down the world: Economic meltdown

With millions forced to work from home this year, offices and shops closing as part of containment measures, and travel severely curtailed everywhere, it was inevitable that the economy would suffer. In part five of our look back at 2020, we focus on the seismic effect that COVID-19 has had on the global economy.

Helping youth enterprise take off, will bring sustainable returns, say UN economists

Young entrepreneurs who want their work to have a positive impact on their communities, urgently need more help from governments if they’re to succeed and resist the COVID-19-fuelled economic downturn, UN economists said on Thursday.

Monday’s Daily Brief: numbers of hungry people rising, millions of children need vaccines, Mali children need more protection

In today’s Daily Brief: achieving zero hunger an “immense challenge”, with numbers of hungry rising; 20 million children are missing out on potentially life-saving vaccines, the killing of health workers in DR Congo shows the need for a stronger Ebola response; a UN expert calls for an end to violations against children in Mali; and better training is needed to cut global youth unemployment.

Skills training key to tackling youth unemployment

Young people are nearly three times more likely to be jobless than adults, according to data from the United Nations.

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