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The situation of youth employment in Afghanistan

contributed by Administrator — Feb 03, 2014 01:05 PM

Author: APYouthNet
Publishing Date:  2014
Category: Information Material

Afghanistan's National Youth Policy defines youth aged between 18 and 30 years old. The policy aims to realize full potential of Afghan youth and contribute to sustainable development and prosperity of the country. In this section, you will be able to find the latest statistics, policy brief on youth employment situation in Afghanistan and draft of national youth policy.

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The situation of youth employment in Australia

contributed by Administrator — Feb 03, 2014 01:14 PM

Author: APYouthNet
Publishing Date:  2014
Category: Information Material

The National Strategy for Young Australians published in 2010 defines youth as people aged between 12 and 24 years old. The Strategy targets to achieve “all young people grow up safe, healthy, happy and resilient and to have the opportunities and skills they need to learn, work, engage in community life and influence decisions that affect them”. This section includes the latest statistics and national strategy on youth employment.

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The situation of youth employment in Bangladesh

contributed by Administrator — Feb 03, 2014 01:18 PM

Author: APYouthNet
Publishing Date:  2014
Category: Information Material

The National Youth Policy of Bangladesh is currently under revision. The previous version of the policy aimed to empower youths and create appropriate opportunities for employment and entrepreneurship development through proper practical education and skills development training. This section includes the previous version of the national youth policy and latest statistics.

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The situation of youth employment in Bhutan

contributed by Administrator — Feb 03, 2014 01:20 PM

Author: APYouthNet
Publishing Date:  2014
Category: Information Material

The National Youth Policy of Bhutan was developed by Department of Youth and Sports within the Ministry of Education. The National Youth Policy directed young people in the age group of 13 to 25 years old and it aims to promote sustainable and equitable social economic development, conservation of environment, preservation and promotion of culture and promotion of good governance. This section includes the latest statistics and the National Youth Policy.

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The situation of youth employment in Brunei

contributed by Administrator — Feb 03, 2014 01:23 PM

Author: APYouthNet
Publishing Date:  2014
Category: Information Material

According to Brunei’s National Youth Policy, youth are aged 15 to 40 years old. The policy has objectives to achieve which are: upholding Islam as the official religion and integral to daily life, enabling youth to contribute to the economy, culture and society, building knowledge and skills of youth and developing attitudes and personal qualities. This section includes the latest statistics and national youth policy.

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The situation of youth employment in Cambodia

contributed by Administrator — Feb 03, 2014 01:25 PM

Author: APYouthNet
Publishing Date:  2014
Category: Information Material

The National Policy on Youth Development defines youth as people aged between 15 and 30 years old in Cambodia. Cambodian Government focuses on 12 strategic areas to develop Cambodian youth, including education, training and capacity buildings of youths, youth’s participation in national decision making process, and awareness of environment, agriculture, tourism and business. In this section, the latest statistics, policy brief and National Policy on Youth Development are available.

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The situation of youth employment in China

contributed by Administrator — Feb 03, 2014 01:26 PM

Author: APYouthNet
Publishing Date:  2014
Category: Information Material

The Communist Party League (CYL) is the national organization managing youth affairs in China. Young people are defined as people aged between 14 and 28 years old. The Government is keen on the protection of youth rights and welfare through the development of laws and legal policies, youth unemployment issues and youth development in the areas such as education, physical and mental health and community participation. In this section, we would like to share the latest statistics and policy brief on youth employment.

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The situation of youth employment in Fiji

contributed by Administrator — Feb 03, 2014 01:28 PM

Author: APYouthNet
Publishing Date:  2014
Category: Information Material

The National Youth Policy of Fiji defines youth as the population aged between 15 and 35 years old. The Government recognizes the current status of young people and the potential they possess for the future, with the National Youth Advisory Board is in charge of youth affairs in Fiji. This section includes the national youth policy of Fiji, recent statistics and policy brief on youth employment.

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The situation of youth employment in Hong Kong, SAR

contributed by Administrator — Feb 03, 2014 01:29 PM

Author: APYouthNet
Publishing Date:  2014
Category: Information Material

Hong Kong is a Special Administrative Region (SAR) of the People’s Republic of China. The Labour Department of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region provides comprehensive employment services and promotes the rights of young people. This section includes the latest statistics on youth employment.

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The situation of youth employment in India

contributed by Administrator — Feb 03, 2014 01:31 PM

Author: APYouthNet
Publishing Date:  2014
Category: Information Material

In 2014, the Government of India newly launched the National Youth Policy. The policy defines the youth in the age group of 15 and 29 years old, which constitutes 27.5 per cent of the total population. The Government aims to create a productive workforce, instill social values and promote community service and facilitate participation and civic engagement. This section includes the latest statistics on youth employment and national youth policy.

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The situation of youth employment in Indonesia

contributed by Administrator — Feb 03, 2014 01:54 PM

Author: APYouthNet
Publishing Date:  2014
Category: Information Material

The Youth Law of Indonesia defines youth as people aged between 16 and 30 years old. In Indonesia, an integrated national youth policy does not exist but the Government is aware of the severe youth employment crisis in the country. The Ministry of Youth and Sports clarified four main fields of interest as empowering youth, fostering competitiveness, popularizing sports and supporting athletes. This section includes the latest statistics and policy brief on the youth employment situation.

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The situation of youth employment in Iran

contributed by Administrator — Feb 03, 2014 01:56 PM

Author: APYouthNet
Publishing Date:  2014
Category: Information Material

Iran does not have a national youth policy but people aged between 15 and 29 years old is considered as youths in 2006 national census. This section includes the latest statistics on youth employment situation

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The situation of youth employment in Japan

contributed by Administrator — Feb 03, 2014 02:00 PM

Author: APYouthNet
Publishing Date:  2014
Category: Information Material

According to the National Youth Development Policy, youth is defined as those aged between 0 and 30 years old in Japan. The Government aims to support the social development and participation of youth and to encourage vocational independence and employment. This section includes the latest statistics and National Youth Development Policy.

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The situation of youth employment in Kiribati

contributed by Administrator — Feb 03, 2014 02:02 PM

Author: APYouthNet
Publishing Date:  2014
Category: Information Material

The National Youth Policy of Kiribati refers to young people as those aged between 15 and 29 years old. The revised Employment Ordinance (1977) specifies the rights of young workers and the national education policy explains support for the rationale for youth. This section includes the latest statistics and National Youth Policy.

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The situation of youth employment in Korea (Republic of)

contributed by Administrator — Feb 03, 2014 02:05 PM

Author: APYouthNet
Publishing Date:  2014
Category: Information Material

The Republic of Korea does not have a national youth policy but the Government of Korea defines youth as people aged between 15 and 29 years old, according to Comprehensive Measures for Youth Employment. The Government enacted Special Act on Youth Employment Promotion since 2004, which clarifies the major areas for intervention such as youth entrepreneurship, skills development and general education. This section includes the latest statistics on the youth employment situation.

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The situation of youth employment in Lao PDR

contributed by Administrator — Feb 03, 2014 02:07 PM

Author: APYouthNet
Publishing Date:  2014
Category: Information Material

Lao PDR does not have a comprehensive national youth policy and UNFPA has asserted that the country needs financial and technical assistance to conduct situation analysis on adolescents and young people. The Lao People’ Revolutionary Youth Union defines youth as people aged between 15 and 30 years old. This section includes the latest statistics on the youth employment situation.

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The situation of youth employment in Malaysia

contributed by Administrator — Feb 03, 2014 02:09 PM

Author: APYouthNet
Publishing Date:  2014
Category: Information Material

In Malaysia, youth are defined as people aged between 15 and 40 years old, according to the National Youth Development Policy, but most of the youth development programs and activities target people aged between 18 and 25 years old. The national youth policy aims to develop knowledge base on youth as well as a focus on skills development. This section includes the latest statistics and the National Youth Development Policy.

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The situation of youth employment in Maldives

contributed by Administrator — Feb 03, 2014 02:11 PM

Author: APYouthNet
Publishing Date:  2014
Category: Information Material

Maldives developed the National Youth Policy in 2003 but the translation in English is not available. This section includes the national youth policy and latest statistics on the youth employment situation.

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The situation of youth employment in Mongolia

contributed by Administrator — Feb 03, 2014 02:14 PM

Author: APYouthNet
Publishing Date:  2014
Category: Information Material

According to National Programme on Adolescents and Youth Development, youth are defined as people aged between 15 and 34 years old. The Government aims to create favorable environment for the youth to increase their responsibility for themselves and the country, develop and protect their rights and improve their participation in social, economic and political lives. This section includes the latest statistics, the National Programme on Adolescents and Youth Development and policy brief.

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The situation of youth employment in Myanmar

contributed by Administrator — Feb 03, 2014 02:16 PM

Author: APYouthNet
Publishing Date:  2014
Category: Information Material

Myanmar does not have a national youth policy. The Child Law defines youth as people aged between 16 and 18 years old, but this is not consistently applied in the society. The Department of Social Welfare within the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement is responsible for youth issues and implements both preventive and protective measures for youth. This section includes the latest statistics on youth employment situation.

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