Youth and Trade Newsletter, March 2015 – Issue #1
Youth and Trade Newsletter, November 2015 – Issue #2
ILO Global Employment Trends for Youth 2015: Scaling up investments in decent jobs for youthThe Global Employment Trends for Youth 2015 provides an update on key youth labour market indicators and trends, focusing both on the continuing labour market instability and on structural issues in youth labour markets. The report offers valuable lessons learned on “what works” for youth employment and on emerging practices in policy responses. Ideally, these will shape future investments in youth employment, as countries continue to prioritize youth in their national policy agendas.OECD Employment Outlook 2015The 2015 edition of the OECD Employment Outlook provides an in-depth review of recent labour market trends and short-term prospects in OECD countries.
UN DESA Population Factsheets (May 2015): Youth Population Trends and Sustainable DevelopmentThis brief summarises recent and future trends in the size of the youth population and describes the challenges facing countries in educating and employing their youth.
ILO (2013) Global Employment Trends for Youth 2013This issue of Global Employment Trends for Youth provides an update on youth labour markets around the world, focusing both on the continuing labour market crisis and on structural issues in youth labour markets.United Nations (2011) World Youth Report: Youth Employment: Youth Perspectives on the Pursuit of Decent Work in Changing Times The report focuses on the transition from schools and training institutions into the world of work based on an e-discussion hosted by UNDESA with young people and representatives of youth-led organizations.UNFPA (2014) State of World Population 2014, The Power of 1.8 Billion: Adolescents, Youth and the Transformation of the FutureThe 2014 issue of the State of World Population report shows how young people are essential to economic and social progress and discusses what must be done to realize their full potential. The report also provides the latest trends and statistics on adolescent and youth populations worldwide.
Youth Business International (2013) Generation Entrepreneur? The state of global youth entrepreneurship The report focuses on understanding the entrepreneurial attitudes, aspirations and activities of young people.UNCTAD (2012) Entrepreneurship Policy Framework and Implementation Guidance Report on the Entrepreneurship Policy Framework developed by UNCTAD. The Entrepreneurship Policy Framework assists policymakers to identify the key elements of an entrepreneurship policy and formulate actions. OECD (2009) Shooting for the Moon: Good Practices in Local Youth Entrepreneurship SupportThis handbook presents good practice criteria on local youth entrepreneurship along with case studies of selected successful initiatives in OECD countries.
Youth Employment Inventory (YEI)A comprehensive database of youth employment and entrepreneurship programs and interventions available worldwide. YEI documents information on program design, implementation and achieved results.UNCTAD and GEW Global Enterprise RegistrationA portal that lists online business registration systems by country and providing entrepreneurs worldwide with a one-stop shop for information on formalizing their business. UN System-wide Action Plan on YouthUnited Nations System-wide Action Plan on Youth (Youth-SWAP) is established to help bolster the work of UN entities on youth development issues.
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