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World of Work Summit: The Youth Employment Challenge


Youth: a period of physical mental social
and economic growth Of awareness about our planet and how intertwined we are with each other a period of transition from the
dependence of childhood to the independence of adulthood – a transition
that often lasts longer than expected and realize sometimes solely on how
successful we are in entering and staying in the world of work Unfortunately today, youth’s transitions
into decent jobs are both long and arduous over 73 million young people are
unemployed worldwide youth unemployment is much higher than
the average unemployment rate for adults in some cases over three times as high two out of five young people in the
labor force are either unemployed or have a job but live in poverty in
developing countries three out of four young workers have any
regular job and nine out of ten work in the informal economy. The youth
employment challenge is therefore not only about job creation but also and
especially about enhancing the quality of jobs for youth. The gloomy prospects
faced by young people in the labor market embody a massive waste of
potential and a threat to social cohesio. Coordinated, evidence-based
action that fosters education and training promotes interventions to
integrate young people in the labor market supports youth entrepreneurship
and rights and relies on sound macroeconomic policies is a paramount
importance. Given the opportunity to build the right skills and access decent
employment, young people can help speed progress on the 2030 Agenda for
Sustainable Development through meaningful work that benefits them their
families and society as a whole

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