Colleagues at the Department of Economic & Social Affairs (DESA) held a successful youth forum at the UN in New York, 27 February on the issue of youth employment. The aim – to find better jobs for youth who are well-educated but can’t find work as a turbulent economic tide sweeps the world.
The event was streamed live on Facebook and Twitter, receiving more than 2,000 tweets from people concerned about this dilemma around the globe. Opening the event was Dr. Asha Rose Migiro, Deputy Secretary-General at the UN. She warned that women, especially in rural areas where they struggle to lift themselves out of poverty, are hit hard by the crisis.