What are some of the key initiatives undertaken by the UN and its partners to work with and for young people? Find out when the UN's new Youth Envoy holds the first of a series of Google+ Hangouts on 17 May 2013 at 2 p.m. GMT.
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Xinhua, Tianjin, 15 May 2013 - Chinese President Xi Jinping encouraged college students to be ambitious as well as down-to-earth in their job hunts.
The Times of India, New Delhi, 13 May 2013 - Here is a pointer why industry groans about the lack of skilled manpower. Just 2% of India's youth and only about 7% of the whole working age population have received vocational training, a recently released survey report reveals.
Bernama, Kuala Lumpur, 15 May 2013 - Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today urged the young generation to maximise their potential as they are the future leaders of the country.
The Kofi Annan Foundation, Geneva, 13 May 2013 - This week Kofi Annan will begin an unprecedented series of conversations on critical global issues with young people around the world.
The World Bank Group, 13 May 2013 - An urban renewal program providing training and employment opportunities in Honiara, the Solomon Islands.
Hong Kong Information Services Department, Hong Kong, 9 May 2013 - The Labour Department today launched 'Career Get-Set-Go', a programme providing pre-employment training and employment services for secondary school graduates.
ANN, 9 May 2013 - With the Sri Lankan government spending on education on the decline, youth unemployment in Sri Lanka continues to follow a disturbing trend, rising with the level of education attained, a new report published by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) said.
GMA, 9 May 2013 - The ranks of Filipino youth working part-time is increasing, raising concerns over the quality of employment for those joining the job market for the first time, the International Labor Organization (ILO) said Thursday.
ILO, 9 May 2013 - The current jobs crisis has hit young people especially hard. The ILO urges policy makers to work together with social partners to address this alarming situation. The 2013 edition of the ILO's Global Employment Trends for Youth report analyses a number of key policies and action that can be taken. Gianni Rosas, coordinator of the ILO Youth Employment Programme and co-author of the Report, calls for "a strong focus on growth and jobs, including through a more coordinated macroeconomic response at national and global levels".
The Voice of Vietnam, 9 May 2013 - Unemployment rates among young people more than three times higher than among elders.
The Guardian, 8 May 2013 - UN agency warns of unrest with global youth unemployment forecast to reach 12.8% by 2018 after falling since 2009.
TVNZ, 9 May 2013 - The Government should not be feeling too complacent about the fall in the number of people without jobs, Labour says.
The Financial Times, London, 8 May 2013 - Global youth unemployment is set to continue growing over the next five years, putting a generation at risk of lasting damage to their earnings potential and job prospects throughout their lives, the International Labour Organisation has warned.
UN News Centre, 8 May 2013 - An estimated 73 million young people will be out of work this year, according to a new United Nations report that says the long-term impact of the youth employment crisis could be felt for decades and calls for creative and wide-ranging policy solutions to address the problem.