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ILO lauds Peru's efforts to promote youth employment
February 4, 2013
International Labour Organization (ILO) Director-General Guy Ryder has appreciated the efforts being made by Peru to promote job creation and training programs for low-income youth.
Ryder -who met Peruvian President Ollanta Humala in Lima on Friday- warned that there is a global crisis of youth employment and so he called on countries around the world, including Peru, to reverse this worrying situation.
"There is a huge challenge for societies seeking to improve living conditions, hence the importance of what is happening in Lima right now. Given the problems of youth unemployment it is necessary to introduce specific measures and it is clear that Peru is willing to face this challenge," he said.
After attending the graduation ceremony of 1,000 beneficiaries of the national youth employment program Jóvenes a la Obra (Youth to Work) at Peru's Government Palace, the ILO chief said that such initiatives are a priority in days of job losses.
Ryder noted that about 75 million young people around the world do not get a job and many others have to settle for informal jobs, with no rights or benefits.
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Total coments: 2
Commented By: Dale Hemme
On: February 5, 2013. 12:37 am
Well, I spend fair bit if time in top universities and there is what I consider a complete disconnect between university education (brainwashing) and anything that resembles the world of work. I don't know the exact dismal overall employment success figure for universities in Peru but I suppose it is about 10%. That would mean that it is an activity supposedly performed by sane people spending thousands of Soles to have a 90% chance of failure. And you think that human beings are rational, guess again. The University of Dogvomit or similar mode sell hope to wanna be somebodies or act as baby sitting services and warehouses for the young that are too lazy to actually do something other than watch TV or play video games. If you think I am kidding you have a nice conversation with your taxi driver that just might be a university graduate of Law.
Commented By: Martin
On: February 4, 2013. 11:57 am
Perhaps because unfortunately many youth [worldwide] are not prepared for employment that provides a decent standard of living.
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