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Talking youth #1: Astronaut and author Chris Hadfield

Take it from an astronaut: planning for failure is the key to success. Famed astronaut, author and singer Chris Hadfield speaks to “Talking Youth” about the importance of planning and preparing. He discusses lifelong learning and shares his advice for young people who are in transition from school to work.

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APYouthNet Talk Show #38 - Guy Ryder, "The crisis is definitely not over." (December 2014)

Youth guarantees, entrepreneurship and apprenticeships are tools to getting over 74 million youth back to work, said ILO Director-General Guy Ryder during the talkshow organized in the context of the activities of the Asia and Pacific Youth Network of the ILO (APYouthNet). Guy Ryder also explained the reasons why the political commitment of several countries has not yet translated into concrete results.

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APYouthNet Talk Show #37 - Thanh Nguyen, Connecting professionals online in Vietnam (November 2014)

Thanh Nguyen founded Anphabe, the Vietnamese version of LinkedIn, connecting millions of professionals online. She offers advice to young job seekers and shares her views on how the opening of the ASEAN Economic Community in 2015 may impact the Vietnamese labour market.

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[Special edition] What works for youth employment (September 2014)

Australian ABC News presenter Delnaaz Irani talks youth employment with three young Asian leaders and guests. Their discussion builds on the findings of the Japanese funded project “Analysis of youth employment policy and dissemination through global database and publications’ and touches on entrepreneurship, the upcoming ASEAN Economic Community and more.

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APYouthNet Talk Show #36 - Humaira Bachal, Empowering Women in Pakistan (October 2014)

Haumaira Bachal is a young activist for women education in Pakistan. She created the Dream Foundation Trust which earned her the “Women of Impact Award” in New York in 2013 making her an instant celebrity. In this interview she discusses her journey and the new trend of women and girls activism in her country.

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APYouthNet Talk Show #35 - Tan Chuan-Jin, Unlocking Singapore's Recipe for Youth Employment (September 2014)

Singapore Minister for Manpower, Tan Chuan-Jin discusses his country's competitive labour market and its low youth employment rate of 6.7%. He describes Singapore’s inter-ministerial co-operation in view to implement and safeguard Singapore's immigration, manpower, education and economic policies.

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APYouthNet Talk Show #34 - Carol Roth, Carol Roth's advice to young entrepreneurs (August 2014)

Business strategist, TV commentator and best-selling author, Carol Roth shares tips and advice on starting successful businesses and minimizing risks. Sharp and straight-forward, she voices her views on youth employment and small business development.

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APYouthNet Talk Show #33 - Mike Einziger, End child labour (July 2014)

Mike Einziger, accomplished musician and guitarist of the band Incubus, talks about “Till Everyone Can See”, the latest song he co-wrote for the ILO’s Red Card to Child Labour campaign. Mike discusses his compassion for the fight against child labour and he also explains why, on top of his success in the music industry, he decided to go back to school and continue learning.

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APYouthNet Talk Show #32 - David Hoey, Skills for work, skills for life (June 2014)

David Hoey, CEO of WorldSkills International, says promoting vocational pathways and skills excellence are fundamental blocks for society building. In an interview with the APYouthNet, he explains why vocational training offers excellent career option for young people.

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APYouthNet Talk Show #31 - Brendan Toomey, The big goals of travel and tourism by 2022 (May 2014)

At 19, with neither a degree nor a diploma, Brendan Toomey decided he wanted to work in hospitality management. Today he is the Vice President, Human Resources, Asia Pacific, Hilton Worldwide, part of an industry that plans on creating 73 Million new jobs by 2022. Listen to his views and hear from Hilton’s initiative to impact at least one million young people in the next five years.

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APYouthNet Talk Show #30 - Brent Wilton, No one is unskilled (April 2014)

Brent Wilton, Secretary-General of the International Organisation of Employers (IOE), shares employers' activities to address the youth employment crisis. He asserts that no one is unskilled and that young people have a lot to offer.

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APYouthNet Talk Show #29 - Sharan Burrow, How we formailized the jobs of 12 million workers (March 2014)

Sharan Burrow, General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation – ITUC- talks to the APYouthNet about some of the major progress of the trade Union movement to address the youth employment crisis.

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APYouthNet Talk Show #28 - Suk Moo Lee, Agricultural development and youth employment (February 2014)

South Korean farmer, Suk Moo Lee, a young CEO who left the city to develop a successful blueberry venture offers suggestions for addressing agricultural development and youth employment.

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APYouthNet Talk Show #27 - Evan Davis, Silicon roundabout (January 2014)

Evan Davis, host of BBC Two business reality show 'Dragon's Den' and author of 'Made in Britain: How the Nation Earns its Living', shares his well-illustrated views on youth entrepreneurship and employment. Before 'Dragon's Den', did he dream of becoming an entrepreneur? Find out in this episode of the APYouthnet Talk Show!

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APYouthNet Talk Show #26 - Ratchanok Intanon, Sports and youth employment (December 2013)

The youngest ever badminton world champion, Ratchanok Intanon (Nong May), talks to APYouthNet about her humble beginnings and how sport can help young people in achieving their dreams.

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[Thai Version] APYouthNet Talk Show #26 - "น้องเมย์"รัชนก อินทนนท์, นักแบดมินตันแชมป์โลก (December 2013)

"น้องเมย์"รัชนก อินทนนท์ นักแบดมินตันแชมป์โลกอายุน้อยที่สุดในประวัติศาสตร์ ได้พูดคุยกับ APYouthNet เกี่ยวกับความอ้อนน้อมถ่อมตัวของเธอและวิธีการเล่นกีฬาที่จะช่วยให้เยาวชนทำความฝันให้เป็นจริง.

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APYouthNet Talk Show #25 - Jim Rogers, on Investing in Youth (November 2013)

Jim Rogers, legendary Wall Street investor, world traveller and author, shares his thoughts with the APYouthNet regarding youth employment.

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APYouthNet Talk Show #24 - Life-long learning and youth career development (October 2013)

Youth employment is increasingly competitive, while education is increasingly expensive. Life-long learning can boost skills and competencies outside of formal educational settings, and remain compatible with employment. Takashi Fujimoto, the founder of Street Academy, joins the talk show to share his experiences of launching an online, life-long learning initiative.

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APYouthNet Talk Show #23 - Sri Lanka's approach to youth employment (September 2013)

40% of Sri Lankans under the age of 25. 86% of Sri Lankans live in rural areas. The country's 26 years of civil war ended in 2009. How can the government ensure that there are fair and sustainable opportunities for the country's young people? Nilanthi Sugathadasa of the Ministry of Youth and Skills Development joins the show to discuss this.

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APYouthNet Talk Show #22 - UN Secretary General's Envoy on Youth (August 2013)

To mark International Youth Day 2013, Ahmad Alhendawi, the UN Secretary General's Envoy on Youth joins the APYouthNet Talk Show to discuss his work, how he is coordinating the UN's efforts in youth issues and to share his advice to young people worldwide.

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