The latest United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) report, ‘Youth and Skills: Putting Education to Work’, highlights the importance of investing in the skills of youth. Too often young people around the world – particular the marginalised – are leaving school without those skills necessary to achieve meaningful employment and to grow and develop within society. Find out more and read the report here.

The latest UNESCO report, ‘Youth and Skills: Putting Education to Work’, highlights the importance of investing in the skills of youth.

Too often young people around the world – particular the marginalised – are leaving school without those skills necessary to achieve meaningful employment and to grow and develop within society.

Beyond dampening the hopes of young people, such educational failings threaten national economic growth and social cohesion. Youth represent a huge opportunity group but, without education and training, this potential goes unrealised.

Accordingly the 2012 Education for All Global Monitoring Report examines how youth skills development initiatives can be strengthened and expanded in order to improve young people’s chances for decent jobs and better lives.

Link to the full report: http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0021/002180/218003e.pdf

Written by Youthpolicy Team

Youthpolicy Team

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