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APYouthNet Talk Show #21 - Multinational Enterprises and Youth Employment (July 2013)

The April 2013 industrial disaster at Bangladesh's Rana Plaza killed over 1,000 factory workers. This event highlighted the risks faced by the 4 million employees of the country's ready made garment (RMG) industry which is fueled by demand for international clothing brands. H&M's Manager for Social Sustainability joins the show to discuss how retailers, governments, consumers and the international community can ensure the rights and safety of these workers.

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APYouthNet Talk Show #20 – Youth employment in Afghanistan (June 2013)

Armed conflicts destroy socioeconomic infrastructure, the means of production, natural and human resources, and vast numbers of jobs. When conflict ends, youth employment is critical to stability since young people have a valuable role in the peacebuilding process. In this show, Herve Berger of the ILO discusses the role of youth employment in Afghanistan, the barriers young Afghans face in gaining decent work, and how they can be supported.

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APYouthNet Talk Show #19 – The new youth opportunities in Myanmar (May 2013)

Since 2011, Myanmar has been undergoing a period of gradual reforms and international sanctions are being lifted. Economic and social changes are spreading throughout the country, which in turn is creating new opportunities for young people and youth employment. In this show, Sandar Soe of the FTUB and Steve Marshall of the ILO discuss how young people can attain these new opportunities, and how we can ensure that they are sustainable.

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APYouthNet Talk Show #18 – Youth employment and access to finance (April 2013)

In this edition of the APYouthNet Talk Show, Lyn Kok, President & CEO of Standard Chartered Bank Thailand discusses the role and prospects of corporate banking in the field of microfinance, and its impact on youth employment.

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APYouthNet Talk Show #17 - Young people & HIV/AIDS in the workplace, part 2 (March 2013)

Young people are at the centre of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in terms of the rates of infection and vulnerability, but also at the centre of the potential for change. Part 2 of a 2 part series on young people & HIV/AIDS in the work place, looks at how the UN, governments, workers' organisations, employers' organisations and civil society can assist young people living with HIV/AIDS or at risk of infection in the world of work.

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APYouthNet Talk Show #16 - Young people & HIV/AIDS in the workplace, part 1 (March 2013)

Young people are at the centre of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in terms of the rates of infection and vulnerability, but also at the centre of the potential for change. Part 1 of a 2 part series on young people & HIV/AIDS in the work place, looks at how young people living with HIV/AIDS or at risk of infection can empower themselves in the world of work.

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APYouthNet Talk Show #15 - ILO Youth Employment Focal Points in Asia-Pacific (February 2013)

The recently released ILO Global Employment Trends 2013 report announced that total global unemployment rose to 197 million people world-wide. There are over 73 million unemployed young people world-wide, across the Asia-Pacific region, young people are over twice as likely to be unemployed than adults. In this programme, the ILO's Focal Points for Youth Employment in the Asia Pacific look at the rising youth unemployment globally and how the ILO can respond to the challenges across this region.

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APYouthNet Talk Show #14 - Green growth and green jobs for youth (January 2013)

This programme looks at the issue of youth employment in the context of the opportunities presented by green jobs. The show's panelists are: Ms. Pornchanit Kaew-Nate, Dean of School of Tourism and Hospitality Management, Suan Dusit Rajabhat University; Ms. Choy Kim Lee, United Nations Association of Malaysia and Universiti Malaya Faculty of Medicine; Mr Mohamed Husni, Founder of Eco Care Sri Lanka and a British Council Global Change Maker; Ms. Pebbles Sanchez, Planning Officer, Climate Change Commission; and Mr Matthieu Cognac, ILO Youth Employment Specialist as host.

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APYouthNet Talk Show #13 - Youth employment in ageing societies (December 2012)

This programme looks at the issue of youth employment in the context of ageing societies. The show's panelists are: Mr Marco Roncarati, Officer-in-Charge, Social Policy and Population Section, United Nations ESCAP; Mr Kazutoshi Chatani, Labour and Employment Researcher; and Mr Matthieu Cognac, ILO Youth Employment Specialist.

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APYouthNet Talk Show #12 - Youth Guarantees (November 2012)

This programme looks at the concept of youth guarantees and how it could be applied to the Asia-Pacific region. The show's participants are: Ms Sukti Dasgupta, Head, ILO Regional Economic and Social Analysis Unit; Mr James Sleep, New Zealand Council of Trade Unions; Mr Jan Kreutz, Party of European Socialists; and Mr Matthieu Cognac, ILO Youth Employment Specialist. You are invited join the online discussion on the same topic available under 'Discussions' on the menu bar at the top.

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APYN Talkshow # 10 - Special International Youth Day 2012 Edition (August 2012)

This APYouthNet Talkshow "Partnering with Youth for Decent Work" is a special edition on the occasion of International Youth Day 2012. The programme was recorded live at the International Youth Day 2012 celebration event at the United Nations in Bangkok. The panel for this programme were: Ms Nanda Krairiksh, Director, Social Development Division of ESCAP; Fa Khan, student at Bangkok's Pan Asia International School; and Mr Matthieu Cognac, ILO Youth Employment Specialist. Moderator: Ms Sophy Fisher, Sr. Communication and Public Information Officer

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APYN Talkshow#8 - Special ILC Edition (June 2012)

Side debate on youth employment at the 101st International Labour Conference (1-15 June 2012). Moderator: Sophy Fisher (ILO Sr. Communication and Public Information Officer); Participants: Matthieu Cognac (ILO Youth Employment Specialist); Samuel Díaz Fernández (Young Men's Christian Association and World Student Christian Federation); Emmanuel Zemmour (Union Nationale des Étudiants de France); Joanna Bernice Coronacion (Alliance of Progressive Labor-Youth, Philippines); Drissa Soaré (Confédération Nationale des Travailleurs du Burkina); and Ghada Ismail Al-Motawakil (Youth Leadership Development Foundation, Yemen).

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APYN Talkshow#7 - Apprenticeships in Asia and the Pacific (June 2012)

This programme is all about apprenticeships and related best practices in our region. The show features views and experiences from apprentices from Australia and Germany, a policy maker from Indonesia and a young trade unionist from Pakistan. These first-hand experiences are discussed by the programme's expert panel: Ms Marie Persson, Skills Australia Board Member; Ms Carmela Torres, ILO Senior Skills and Employability Specialist; and Mr Matthieu Cognac, ILO Youth Employment Specialist. This podcast is a collaboration between APYouthNet and the Asia-Pacific Skills and Employability Network (http://apskills.ilo.org)

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APYN Talkshow # 11 - Green jobs for youth (September 2012)

This programme looks at the potential of "green jobs" for creating decent work opportunities for youth. The panel for this show were: Ms Ellen Duwe (student at Johns Hopkins University); Mr Anas Akhbar (student at Pan Asia International School); Mr Vincent Jugault (ILO Senior Specialist in Environment and Decent Work); and Mr Matthieu Cognac (ILO Youth Employment Specialist). Moderator: Ms Sophy Fisher (ILO Senior Communication and Public Information Officer)

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APYN Talkshow#9 - Young People and Trade Unions (July 2012)

ILO Talkshow on "Young People and Trade Unions" with: Mr Josh Peak, Shop, Distributive & Allied Employees’ Association South Australia; Ms Christine Nathan, ILO Regional Specialist in Workers’ Activities; and Mr Matthieu Cognac, ILO Youth Employment Specialist. This programme also features Ms Tan Sze Wei from the PSI Asia-Pacific Youth Network and Ms Shantel Hazelman from the Young Labour Fiji Group.

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APYN Talkshow #1 - Jobs of the Future (October 2011)

In this first APYouthNet discussion podcast, APYouthNet members and panelists with various backgrounds including youth employment practitioners, experts, politicians and youth discussed the topic of "Jobs of the Future - Emerging Trends in Youth Employment in Asia-Pacific" with the APYouthNet community. Click below to listen to the show.

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APYN Talkshow #2 - The Lost Generation (November 2011)

In this second APYouthNet discussion podcast, APYouthNet members and panellists discussed the topic of "The Lost Generation-Youth Unemployment in Asia and the Pacific". For this second programme the expert panel in the APYouthNet studio were: Mr Habib Millwala (labour economist); Ms Fai Lamubol (recent graduate from Thailand's Chulalongkorn University); and Mr Matthieu Cognac (ILO Youth Employment Specialist). Click below to listen to the show.

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APYN Talkshow#3 - Youth Employment and Gender (December 2011)

In this third APYouthNet discussion podcast, APYouthNet members and panellists discussed the topic of "Youth Employment and Gender in Asia-Pacific- Closing the Gap". For this third programme the expert panel in the APYouthNet studio were: Ms Nelien Haspels (ILO Sr. Specialist on Gender and Women Workers issues); Ms Soonyata Mianlamai (recent graduate from Thailand's Chulalongkorn University); and Mr Matthieu Cognac (ILO Youth Employment Specialist). Click below to listen to the show.

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APYN Talkshow#4 - Youth Entrepreneurship (March 2012)

In this fourth APYouthNet discussion podcast, APYouthNet members and panellists discussed the topic of "Entrepreneurship: seizing an opportunity for youth". For this fourth programme, the expert panel in the APYouthNet studio were: Mr Passakorn Supeepre (Thai youth entrepreneur); Dr Kiatanantha Lounkaew (Dhurakij Pundit University); and Mr Matthieu Cognac (ILO Youth Employment Specialist). Click below to listen to the show.

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APYN Talkshow #5 - Youth labour migration (April 2012)

Listen to Zar Ni, a young migrant from Burma, Max Tunon, ILO Sr Programme Officer for labour migration, and Matthieu Cognac, ILO specialist on youth employment, discussing with young people the issue of youth and labour migration in Asia and the Pacific. This podcast is a co-production between APYouthNet and AP-MagNet (http://apmagnet.ilobkk.or.th/).

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