WFWPI Side Event: Presentation by Azita Berar Awad

July 3, 2012 - 5th Forum on the Eradication of Poverty at UN NY
By: Azita Berar Awad, Director of the ILO Employment Policy Department

Focus on Youth Employment Crisis and Job Quality

Ms. Azita Berar - Director of the Employment Policy Department, UN International Labour Organization (ILO)

Ms. Berar delivered statistics and other visuals from the ILO that show young people worldwide are struggling to find employment. Low quality jobs and slow or uncertain transitions from school to work are holding students back from connecting to permanent jobs. One alarming statistic shows that around 75 million young people are unemployed around the world. With a warm smile and energetic personality she suggests the need for coordination and collective partnership to resolve this growing issue. She hopes that youth voices can be heard, creativity engaged, and their rights respected.

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