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Gaining skills for a new life in Timor Leste

Live News, 28 August 2014 - When Beatriz de Santos dropped out of school to take care of her seven siblings, she thought that this was the end of her education and dreams of a better life.

Posted by Administrator at Aug 29, 2014 04:24 PM |
Young workers in Asia face instability and vulnerability

ILO News, 27 August 2014 - Nearly half of workers aged 15−29 in Asia and the Pacific are self-employed and two in three youth are in paid work without a written contract, says a new report by the International Labour Organization (ILO).

Posted by Administrator at Aug 27, 2014 10:20 PM |
ILO to promote decent work in Small Island Developing States at SIDS Conference in Samoa

ILO News, 25 August 2014 - The International Labour Organization (ILO) will call for greater emphasis on decent job creation as a path to sustainable development at the United Nations Small Island Developing States (SIDS) Conference in Apia, Samoa from 1-4 September 2014.

Posted by Administrator at Aug 27, 2014 10:18 PM |
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Labour market transitions of young women and men in Asia and the Pacific

This report presents the results of the School-to-work transition surveys (SWTS) implemented in five countries in the Asia-Pacific region – Bangladesh, Cambodia, Nepal, Samoa and Viet Nam – in 2012 or 2013. The indicators resulting from the surveys and analysed in this report provide a much more detailed picture of the youth in the labour market in a part of the world where labour market information is sparse and sporadic. Results show that unemployment of young people remains a matter of concern, especially among those with higher education, but that issues relating to the quality of work available to young people are of even greater relevance to the design and implementation of policy interventions.

Posted by Administrator at Aug 27, 2013 12:00 AM |
Youth Unemployment in Europe

The alarming rise of youth unemployment rates following the recent economic turmoil has challenged national as well as European labour market policies. Against this background, the Robert Bosch Stiftung has commissioned the study from the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim. Its aims are to survey the development of youth unemployment in Europe, to identify the relevant institutional and economic drivers and to discuss the necessary courses of action to achieve a better integration of young adults into the labour market. While the study covers the perspective of the EU member states as a whole, it strongly focusses on southern European countries, which are especially suffering from the current youth unemployment crisis. Its core part is comprised of three country reports which detail the situation in Italy, Spain and Portugal, and review current and potential future policy initiatives that could help in reducing youth unemployment.

Posted by Administrator at Aug 01, 2014 12:00 AM |
Youth and Democratic Citizenship in East and South-East Asia: Exploring political attitudes of East and South-East Asian youth through the Asian Barometer Survey

Key findings of the report suggest that in East and South-East Asia, youth have yet to become equal participants in political processes compared to the older cohorts, and have yet to fully realize their potential role as democratic citizens. Recommendations for those engaged in policy-making and programming for engaging youth meaningfully in the political arena include opening up new spaces and opportunities for youth political involvement; developing the requisite skills and competences among young people needed for their effective participation; and enhancing youth-specific research and data analysis with respect to issues of democratic citizenship. The policy entry points suggested in the report should be further developed within the contexts of various societies, ideally in a participatory manner that includes young people themselves.

Posted by Administrator at Aug 08, 2014 12:00 AM |
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