Kashmir Times, 20 August 2014 - Youth-ages 15-24-is a key period of transition when children learn to engage with society and the world of work. In many countries the number of young people is rising. The global youth population is 1.2 billion (17.6 percent of the total population), and the regions with the highest shares of young people in their population are Sub-Saharan Africa (20.2 percent), the Arab States (19.6 percent) and South Asia (19.6 percent). By 2050 the share of young people in the total population is expected to drop to 13.8 percent, with the largest drop in East Asia and the Pacific (from 17.3 percent in 2010 to 10.7 percent in 2050). Country data also show that the share of young people in the total population is expected to fall in most regions by 2050.
Institute of Development Studies, 18 August 2014 - Rapidly urbanising Nepal and youth unemployment present challenges to security provision. Last month's budget announcement for 2014-15 highlighted the problem of unemployment and youth drain from rural areas but made little connection with its links to urban violence. Recent IDS research shares unique insights the complex interplay of rural migration, urban poverty and crime.
Daily Times, 17 August 2014 - Being dynamic and very intelligent, our youth want the media to show them role models to follow, not only the victims of society
This report explores evidence from Nepal to look at the key challenges for providing security in Nepal’s rapidly urbanising areas. Nepal presents an interesting case as the country is not only attempting to rebuild state capacity in the wake of a long civil war, but has also been experiencing a rapid rate of urbanisation, one of the highest in the region. This study is primarily based on recently compiled secondary data sources. These include data and evidence from a variety of sources, including from the Government of Nepal (concerned ministries); Nepal Police; World Bank; Demographic and Health Surveys, Nepal (DHS); United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS); UNICEF; as well as data and studies conducted by other research institutions and NGOs, including Interdisciplinary Analysts (IDA); Informal Sector Service Center (INSEC); Saferworld; Small Arms Survey; and the United States Institute of Peace (USIP).
The research report is to investigate the potential for green skills training in four countries: Indonesia, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam. It has sought to identify the existing provision of green skills training in each of these countries and the sectors in which green skills gaps are likely to occur in the future. Also, it aims to identify ways in which Youth Economic Empowerment/Solutions programmes could be integrated to ensure that the knowledge and skills required for climate change adaptation were made accessible to the young people.
Accenture-G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance (YEA) study reveals that 10 million new jobs can be created by fostering technology-enabled ecosystems (entrepreneurs, large companies and other bridgemakers) and business-friendly government policies. The study is based on an online survey of 1,080 young entrepreneurs in all G20 countries as well as inputs from workshops, online forums and expert interviews. It shows that entrepreneurs consider themselves a key driver of the global economy. Almost 62 percent of the surveyed entrepreneurs expect to post revenue growth of more than 5 percent, and 85 percent say they are critical to creating jobs for young people in their country.
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