Youth unemployment expected to worsen with spread of euro crisis – UN labour agency

Jobless rates among young people will get even worse globally as the spill-over of the euro crisis spreads from advanced to emerging economies, according to a United Nations paper issued today.

Ahead of International Youth Day, Ban warns of risk of creating a ‘lost generation’

Ahead of the International Youth Day, and amidst an economic crisis which has affected young people the most, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for greater and more meaningful inclusion of youth into decision-making processes around the world, while also warning of a possible “lost generation” if urgent measures are not put in place.

UN provides entrepreneurship training for young people in the Philippines

The United Nations is providing training for young people to become entrepreneurs in the Philippines as a way to reduce poverty and stop the labour force from migrating to other countries.

Partnerships key in creating jobs for youth in post-conflict nations, say UN officials

United Nations officials today stressed the need for partnerships across governments, the private sector and civil society to urgently tackle the challenge of job creation in post-conflict countries, especially for young people, who make up the bulk of these populations.

Impact of jobs crisis on youth among issues on agenda of UN labour conference

Nearly 5,000 delegates today kicked off a United Nations forum in Geneva focusing on the global jobs crisis and its impact on youth, as well as social protection and rights at work.

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.

Ban stresses need for reproductive health care for young people

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today stressed the need to provide reproductive health care for young people, as well as give them access to the necessary information and the means to protect themselves from sexual abuse and violence.

At Google ‘hangout,’ Ban engages with youth around the world on key issues

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today engaged with young people from around the world on issues such as technology, youth unemployment and women’s rights during an online conversation hosted on the Google Plus platform.

Youth education, employment and empowerment key to global progress – Ban

Providing education, employment and empowerment for young people are key factors in achieving global progress, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today at a meeting with educators and students in New York.