Jobs sought for 81 million young people

young people attending a meeting at UN

Governments in developed and developing countries are being challenged to create jobs for some of the estimated 81 million unemployed young people around the world.

The lack of jobs has, according to many experts, fueled recent popular uprisings in the Arab world.

This week in New York a High-Level meeting on youth employment is being held at UN headquarters.

It's been organised by the International Labour Organization (ILO).

Daniel Dickinson asked the ILO's Steven Kapsos why young people were less likely to be employed during times of crisis.

Duration: 3'12" [early out at 2'34"]

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