Young people can pioneer new industries that create new jobs: UN chief

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Young people are in a position to pioneer the establishment of new industries that create jobs, but when unemployed, they are vulnerable to extremist ideologies, drugs and crime.

That's what UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said at a forum on partnerships to scale up investment for sustainable industrial development held in Vienna, Austria on Tuesday.

Representatives of governments, the private sector, financial institutions and other partners are attending the forum hosted by the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).

Mr. Ban said there are more young people around the world today than ever before.

"They are full of energy and ideas – but nearly 75 million young people face unemployment. Without hope for decent work, they are vulnerable to extremist ideologies, drugs and crime. But with the right opportunities, these young people can make great contribution for sustainable development. They can pioneer new industries that create even more jobs in the future."(28")

The Secretary-General stressed that the inclusion of all sectors of society in the economy "leads to better security and lasting peace."

Daniel Dickinson, United Nations.

Duration: 1’19″

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