Decent work and economic growth "mantra" of Jamaica

Jamaica Prime Minister and Jocelyne Sambira during a FB live event on the margins of the UN General Assembly debate (Screenshot)

Jamaica is firmly committed to growing its economy and creating jobs to lift people out of poverty, even going as far as creating a ministry to deal with this matter.

That's what Prime Minister Andrew Holness said on Tuesday, on the first day of the United Nations General Assembly debate.

Globally, two out of every five young persons of working age are either unemployed or working jobs that don't pay enough to escape poverty, the UN says.

Decent work and inclusive economic growth is the "mantra" of the Government, Mr Holness underscored.

Speaking to Jocelyne Sambira, he began by reiterating his country's support to the UN Sustainable Development Goals also known as the global goals.

Duration: 3’26”

 

 

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