Youth Information from ICYO> Feb 2002
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Youth Unemployment Threatens Development in Asia Pacific.
Urgent action must be taken against the skyrocketing rate of youth unemployment in the Asia-Pacific region, which is threatening regional development and stability, the International Labor Organization said Tuesday.
The ILO made the statement prior to the opening of a regional conference in Bangkok to address the issue, saying that many young people's skills and abilities, in both developed and developing countries, are not being used to their full capacity.
"Youth unemployment already stands at an unprecedented 66 million worldwide, and the global situation is deteriorating," the ILO said. The global youth population is expected to grow by 11 percent in the next eight years to nearly 1.2 billion worldwide, the ILO said, two-thirds of which will take place in the Asia-Pacific region.
"Young people already make up more than 40 percent of the world's total unemployed," the ILO said. "Youth unemployment and underemployment are linked with social problems such as crime, vandalism and drugs, and perpetuate a vicious cycle of poverty and exclusion." (Agence France-Presse, Feb. 26).
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