Nordic Labour Journal, 11 December 2013 - There are considerable difference between the Nordic countries in their levels of youth unemployment and how long it lasts. But are some of the differences a result of the way in which statistics are gathered, and are Sweden and Finland really doing worse than any of the other countries in all aspects?
Islands Business, 11 December 2013 - In a joint ceremony, representatives from the Pacific Youth Council (PYC), International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) launched the Youth Employment Advocacy Initiative (YEA!) at last week’s Pacific Youth and Sports Conference in Noumea, New Caledonia (Dec 2 – 7).
Press TV, 11 December 2013 - The Youth Guarantee Scheme is the EU's number one initiative aimed at tackling the bloc's youth unemployment crisis. Under the scheme those aged 18 to 24 must be offered a job, an apprenticeship or further education within four months of becoming unemployed. Sources say there is growing frustration within the European Commission over the lack of action being taken by member states to implement the scheme and employment ministers meeting in Brussels have been told to redouble their efforts.
The youth work sector received almost €79 million in public funding during 2011, with the main sources being the Department of Children and Youth Affairs (€61.5 million), the HSE (€8.3 million) and the Irish Youth Justice Service (€8.8 million). One of the important issues considered in this study concerns the economic benefits achieved through State funding provided to the sector.
Investment in young people has significant economic, social and human gains in the short and long term. Young people are essential partners across all aspects of international development, from formulating goals and designing policy to implementing programmes and adopting lessons learned.
The leaders of ASEAN recognized the considerably high youth unemployment rate in the region and agreed that all stakeholders should intensify efforts to strengthen the entrepreneurial skills and volunteerism mindset of young people through different platforms.
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