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UN urges more investment to assist the 'working poor' and jobless

18 July 2016
UN urges more investment to assist the 'working poor' and jobless

With so many youth either jobless or “working poor,” more investment is needed to empower them through skills development, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on World Youth Skills Day on 15 July.

“There is no better investment than helping a young person to develop their abilities,” he said in his message on the Day. “Successful skills programmes link young people with opportunities to gain experience and jobs. It is especially critical to cultivate girls and young women with skills in science, technology and innovation.”

Today's world has the largest generation of youth in history. Mr Ban has made youth issues a priority, including by appointing the first-ever Youth Envoy to serve as a liaison between the UN and the world's young people.

Today, more than 73 million young people are unemployed, making them three times more likely than adults to be out of work, and too many youth in developing countries are trapped into “working poverty” stemming from the irregularity of jobs, meaning they toil but their income falls under a poverty line.

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Photo: Alessandra Blasi/ UNDP

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