The Korea Herald, 30 January 2012 - Some 82 percent of Korean high school graduates go on to third level education, more than in any other OECD country. There are more than 400 colleges and universities and 70,000 second-level private academies called “hagwon” around the country, while Korean high school students consistently outperform their international peers in reading and math. But with youth unemployment a prominent policy issue and students facing sometimes unbearable pressure to perform, many are questioning the nation’s feverish devotion to academic study.
Oct 02, 2014 10:22 AM
Author: ILO Youth Employment Programme
Category: Project and Programme
Funded by the Government of Japan, the Youth Employment Project “Analysis of youth employment policy and dissemination through global database and publications” selected 11 countries in Asia and the Pacific to collect information on national youth employment policies. The ILO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific invited tripartite constituents from three countries (Indonesia, Mongolia and Nepal) selected for the in-depth reviews to an event aimed at sharing the information and lessons learned from the project. The meeting helped participants to deepen their understanding of existing policies and best practices, which in turn would support policy-makers to make informed policy decisions to address the youth employment crisis efficiently. It also highlighted the potential opportunities in project development and strengthened the capacity of the constituents and key partners to take action for promoting decent youth employment across the region.
Rappler, 14 May 2014 - The Philippines has an unemployment rate of 7.3% in 2013, the highest in Southeast Asia, according to the International Labor Organization (ILO). In January, this number rose to 7.5%.
ekantipur.com, 31 January 2012 - With a melancholic feeling brought about by the idea of departing and yet with an inner sense of contentment at being a part of a prolific and joyous event, Rotractors bid adieu to Rotasia 2012 on January 29.
Oct 20, 2011 02:48 PM
Author: NSW Government
NSW Government, December 2010 - This guide provides information on the apprenticeship and traineeship system in New South Wales and regulatory
requirements of the NSW Department of Education and Training (DET). Topics covered include:
• how to establish an apprenticeship or traineeship
• national training contracts and registration with State Training Services, a directorate of the DET
• obligations of employers, apprentices and trainees
• financial assistance available
• the roles of Australian Apprenticeships Centres (AAC), registered training organisations (RTO) and group training
• local services provided by State Training Services.
Radio New Zealand, 20 November 2012 - A New Zealand-based IT expert John Herd has volunteered in Vanuatu for several years and taught young people movie making skills while making videos on numeracy for the NGO ’One Smol Bag’.
Greater Kashmir, Srinagar, 11 March - The Jammu and Kashmir Human Rights Commission (SHRC) Monday pulled up the Service Selection Board (SSB) for charging Rs 200 per form from unemployed youth of the State, terming the move as a human rights violation and “sheer blackmailing.”
ILO, Geneva, 24 May 2013 – The International Labour Organization (ILO) has launched an on-line space for young people from around the world to come together to share experience and ideas on achieving decent work for youth.
Huffington Post, 30 July 2011 - One of the biggest challenges in today's world is figuring out how to connect people to jobs. According to reports at the recently held Clinton Global Initiative America, there are 3 million jobs in the country going unfilled. Despite these vacancies, there are so many people who need jobs and can't find them. While there's probably not a universal solution to this problem, today I am happy to write about what I believe to be at least one positive development for young Americans.
Pakistan Today, 22 June 2014 - Today Pakistan, pitched as it is, on the crossroads of its short but eventful national history, is faced with an acute crisis of confidence engulfing the whole ambit of its economic, social and political affairs. Prominent journalists of the world are painting a grim picture of this state of affairs in the country. They say there is a deep rooted internal crisis which has not been addressed so far and which they term as a failure of the indigenous elite class, both civil and military. Civil society is, no doubt, alive to the situation in Pakistan and has a powerful voice through the media, the NGOs and HR groups but they lack coordination and mobilisation. The promise of a new political order enchants the young and old alike. They would welcome any one who is new but promising and has the ability, talent and strength to eradicate corruption and anything that is antithetical to our national interest.
Nov 23, 2011 04:56 PM
Author: The Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut
Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy & International Affairs American University of Beirut and UNICEF, 2011 - This report is an attempt to act on the need to better understand the stirrings that already were obvious in the minds,
worldviews and behavior of many young Arabs, but that
had been manifested primarily in the private or the virtual
realms – and not yet in the street and other public spaces.
United Nations, 1 August 2013 - It is with great pleasure that we we invite you to join us in kicking-off this years celebration of the International Youth Day.
East Asia Forum, 15 August 2014 - For a long time, the Roman Catholic Church in the Philippines, and politicians who support the church’s oppositional stance towards reproductive health, thwarted the passage and implementation of the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Act of 2012. In a country where abortion is illegal, the Reproductive Health Act guarantees ‘universal access to medically safe, non-abortifacient, effective, legal, affordable and quality reproductive health care services, methods, supplies and devices’, including treatment for post-abortive complications and contraceptives ‘which do not prevent implantation of a fertilized ovum’. It also mandates raising public awareness on reproductive health especially among adolescents, including how to protect themselves against sexual abuse and violence.
Oct 24, 2011 01:13 PM
Author: New Zealand Ministry of Youth Development
New Zealand Ministry of Youth Development, 2008 - The Guide for Local Government: An Introduction to Youth Participation builds on youth participation good practice being undertaken by councils and young people. It offers simple advice, tips and examples on why youth participation is important, how to do it and what works.
Jul 14, 2011 03:49 PM
Author: Fair Work Ombudsman
Fair Work Ombudsman - This Best Practice Guide explains: things you need to know about your employment conditions; things you need to know before you start work
things you need to know when you start work; what protections you have against harassmentand discrimination union membership; and the importance of workplace health and safety.