Skills training key to tackling youth unemployment

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Ahmad Alhendawi, United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Envoy on Youth, speaks at ECOSOC Youth Forum on Implementing 2030 Agenda. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas

Young people are nearly three times more likely to be jobless than adults, according to data from the United Nations.

Improving education and training to help the world's estimated 73 million unemployed youth enter the workforce is the goal of World Youth Skills Day observed on 15 July.

Basma Baghall has been speaking to the UN Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi.

He explains why investing in young people is crucial to development, security and women's empowerment.

Duration: 4'08

 

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