Home arrow News arrow World arrow UN labour conference focusing on impact of jobs crisis on youth
 

Today is,

Sunday, 20 April 2014

 

Home | About Us | News | User Login | Jobs | Contact Us | Tender Notices
Untitled Document
Main Menu
Home
News
Blog
Links
Search
Contacts
Seniority List
News Section
National
World
Sport
Business
Forex
Weather
Articles & Features
World News
No food left in besieged Palestinian refugee camp in Syria: UN -
UNITED NATIONS, April 20 (APP): The United Nations has renewed its  demand for unimpeded humanitarian access to the besieged Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmouk, warning that there is no UN food aid left there as  escalation in the Syrian conflict prevented the delivery of desperately needed assistance.


UN envoy voices concern over disruption of Easter procession by Israeli forces -
UNITED NATIONS, April 19 (APP): A senior United Nations envoy on Saturday said he was dismayed that a peaceful Easter procession led by Palestinian Christians through Jerusalem’s Old City was disrupted by Israeli security forces.


CPJ slams attack on TV news anchor Hamid Mir in Karachi -
NEW YORK, April 19 (APP): The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), a New York-based independent watchdog body, has voiced concern over the attack on Geo News senior anchor Hamid Mir in Karachi on Saturday and called for bringing the perpetrators to justice.


Ambassador Jilani highlights Islamabadís policies, Pak-US ties -
WASHINGTON, April 18 (APP): Pakistan’s ambassador to the United States Jalil Abbas Jilani addressed the faculty and participants of 2014 National War College, encompassing a wide range of subjects including positive trajectory in Islamabad-Washington relations, ongoing transformations in Pakistan and developments in the region.


Youths are torch bearers of Pak-China friendship: Masood Khalid -
BEIJING, Apr 18 (APP): Ambassador Masood Khalid has said that youths from both the countries are the torch bearers and have the responsibility to take forward the legacy of Pak-China friendship that built up over past 60-years.


Sport News
Mehran, Laiba Ijaz lifted KP Boys, Girls Junior Squash titles
PESHAWAR, Apr 19 (APP): Current National Champion Mehran Javed and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa No. 1 Laiba Ijaz clinched titles after defeating their respective rivals in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Boys and Girls Junior Squash Championship played here at PAF Hashim Khan Squash Complex on Saturday.
 
National Women Softball Championship-2014 starts
RAWALPINDI, April 18 (APP): A three-day National Women Softball Championship-2014 started at Pindi Cricket Stadium here on Friday.
 
Army wins national netball championship title
LAHORE, Apr 18 (APP): Army routed Higher Education Commission 27-17 in the final and won the title of the 13th national men’s netball championship at Islamabad’s PSB complex on Friday.
 
Afghan cricket teamís training camp starts
KARACHI, Apr 18 (APP)- A short training of Afghanistan team in preparations for ACC Premier League 2014 began here at the Arabian Sea Country Club (ASCC) at the outskirts of the city on Friday.
 
PCB advertises for spin bowling consultant for Pakistan team
KARACHI, Apr 18 (APP): Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Friday placed an advertisement in some newspapers for positions as the coaching staff in Pakistan cricket.
 
Archive
Latest News
PM decides to form commission for probing attack on Hamid Mir - Students still without books - World IP Day to be marked on April 26 - 41 killed, 30 injured as bus collides with trailer - President grieved over loss of lives in Sukkur accident - CM congratulates Christian community
UN labour conference focusing on impact of jobs crisis on youth PDF Print E-mail
UNITED NATIONS, May 31, (APP): Nearly 5,000 delegates Thursday kicked off a United Nations forum in Geneva focusing on the global jobs crisis and its impact on youth, as well as social protection and rights at work. The 101st International Labour Conference comes at a time when around  30 million people have been added to the unemployed since the 2008 financial crisis, and nearly 40 million more have stopped looking for employment, according to the Geneva-based UN International Labour Organization (ILO).  “We know that it’s time for a policy rethink,” ILO’s Director-General, Juan Somavia, told the opening session, noting that some 45-50 million new jobs are needed each year, over the next five years, just to get back to the pre-crisis job situation.

Somavia highlighted, in particular, the impact of the crisis on the world’s young people, noting that “we have been failing our young women and men for some time now.”
Generally, youth jobless rates are nearly three times that of adults. This is without the many millions worldwide who have become discouraged and stopped looking for work.   
Furthermore, those who do get a job are likely to be working part time, on temporary contracts, in the informal economy, or precarious work, he said.
There is little intergenerational solidarity when the adult generation who formulates policy, lets the young generation carry a heavy share of the burden of the crises. To involve youth in the ILO conference discussions, the agency held 46 consultations with some 5,000 youth representatives across regions, culminating in the World Youth Forum held last week in Geneva, ahead of the conference.
This is innovation at work, said Somavia. The several thousands who assembled in these forums and online are the beginnings of an ILO youth network to connect us with the ideas and needs of young women and men.
Discussions over the next two weeks will also focus on the elaboration of a recommendation on the issue of social protection. Only 20 per cent of the world’s population has adequate social security coverage and more than half lack any coverage at all, according to the ILO, which actively promotes policies and provides assistance to countries to help extend adequate levels of social protection to all members of society.
Establishing social protection floors, respecting the diversity of country situations, is about promoting human dignity, said Somavia. It is a basic contribution to reduce poverty, to empower people and to expand aggregate economic demand. It is a commitment to a decent society, a platform that enables hundreds of millions of women, men and children to progress on a strong footing. Also on the agenda is promoting fundamental principles and rights at work, which the Director-General said takes on even greater significance amid a weak and fragile global recovery.
The discussions will be critical in securing more effective action for their realization, he stated, adding that greater respect for what are today universally accepted basic ‘rules of the game’ for the world of work is urgently needed. Somavia, who will step down as ILO chief in September, reminded delegates to keep in mind how much their discussions over the next two weeks make a difference to the world.
“I call on you to visualize the expectations of youth struggling for quality jobs, of people living in poverty for social protection, of workers’ demand for fundamental rights,” he said. The 101st International Labour Conference will also discuss the situation in Myanmar and hear an address by Aung San Suu Kyi, Nobel laureate and Chairperson of the National League for Democracy in Myanmar, on 14 June.
 

     

Earthquake News
Balochistan Earthquake 2013 News
Elections 2013
Elections 2013 News
Chinese Premier Visit to Pakistan
Chinese Prime Minister Visit to Pakistan Chinese Prime Minister Visit to Pakistan
Code of Conduct
Code of Conduct
Manifestos of Parties
Manifestos of Political Parties
Independence Day News
Independence Day News
Economic Survey
Economic Survey 2011-2012
Economic Survey 2010-2011
Economic Survey 2009-2010
Presidential address to the joint sitting of parliament
Presidential address to the joint sitting of parliament
Profiles
Profile of the President
Profile of Prime Minister
Profiles of Chairman and deputy Chairman Senate
Profiles of Speakers and Deputy Speakers
Profile of Governors
Profiles of Chief Ministers
Profiles of Federal Ministers
Portfolios of Federal Ministers
Portfolios of Provincial Ministers
Parlimentary Proceedings
National Assembly
Senate
Latest News