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Global Youth Consultations

The ILO held events in more than 40 countries around the world from March to May 2012 to hear young people’s views on the alarming youth employment situation.

Type: Event
When: 1 March - 31 May 2012
Where: Worldwide

75 million youth worldwide are currently unemployed and more than 150 million young people are living on less than $1.25 a day. The ILO has warned that this situation risks creating a “lost generation” and is a threat to social cohesion.

For this reason, youth employment was one of the main themes of the annual International Labour Conference in June, and the ILO wants to hear young people and reflect their ideas and experience in the debate.

In the run-up to the annual Conference, the ILO has consulted young people from Beirut to Bangkok, from Lima to Lusaka. The national and regional consultations culminated in a major Youth Forum in Geneva in May, with some one hundred young people from employers’, workers’ and youth organizations from across the world taking part.

CountryFocal PointEmail
Africa [Regional report]
Democratic Republic of the CongoToudjida N.Andemel;
EthiopiaGeorge Okutho;
Kenya Hopolang;
South AfricaVic van Vuuren;
Tunisia Dorothea;
Zambia Belinda Chanda;
Zimbabwe Tapera;
Americas [Regional report]
Argentina Alejandra;
Brazil  Lais;
Colombia Italo;
Costa Rica Mauricio;
El Salvador Mauricio;
Honduras  Dunia;
Mexico Regina;
Peru Juan;
Regional Event: the CarribeanReynold;
Trinidad and Tobago Giovanni di;
Uruguay Patricia;
Arab States [Regional report]
Jordan Shaza Ghaleb;
Palestinian Territory Rasha;
Regional event: Arab StatesPatrick;
Asia and the Pacific [Regional report]
China Huang;
India Sher;
Indonesia & Timor-LesteTendy;
Pakistan Manzoor;
Philippines Ruth; 
Regional Event: Pacific Islands David;
Sri Lanka Donglin;
Thailand Krisdaporn Singhaseni;
Vietnam Sauli;
Europe and Central Asia [Regional report]
Armenia Olga;
Azerbaidjan Olga;
FranceJean François;
Georgia Olga;
FYROMNatalia Popova;
Regional Event: European UnionBarbara;
Serbia Dragana;
SpainJoaquin Nieto;
The Ukraine Natalia Popova;

Tags: youth employment

Unit responsible: Employment Policy Department (EMPLOYMENT)

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