UN youth forum focuses on better job opportunitiesListen /
With some 81 million young people around the world unemployed, the United Nations held a youth forum on Friday to discuss solutions to the problem.
That figure comes from the International Labour Organization, which says since the economic crisis began youth unemployment has increased across the world.
Twenty-four year old Ronan Farrow, a Special Advisor on Global Youth Issues to the US Secretary of State participated in the forum.
"One of the focuses of our government right now that has been effective is in making education affordable in encouraging more young people to stay in school, obviously something that many of the countries in this room have made strides in their borders too. But beyond that programmes are needed to provide readiness skills, to remove barriers to young entrepreneurs to gain capital and to provide labour market information and help create demand for jobs." (Duration: 26″)