Governments urged to create jobs for young people

Secretary-General meets UN interns

Governments around the world are being urged to put policies in place to create jobs for the growing number of young people entering the employment market.

The International Labour Organization (ILO) says that 81 million people between 15 and 24 years of age were unemployed at the end of 2009.

A High-Level meeting on youth employment is being held in New York this week.

The ILO's Steven Kapsos says action needs to be taken immediately.

"What is necessary is to ensure that governments, employers and workers associations are working together to face the challenges facing young people in the labour market. This is really a crucial time for that.”

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