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When Given the Opportunity, Extreme Poor Take Destiny into Their Own Hands

Written by Tilman Ehrbeck, CEO of CGAP (Consultative Group to Assist the Poor) on the Huffington Post blog “When the U.N. General Assembly adopted The Universal Declaration of Human Rights in December 1948, it essentially stipulated the right for all people to a decent job with decent pay and social protection in the case of temporary unemployment … Continue reading

Equipping Young People with Workplace Skills

Written by Corinne Woods, Director of the UN Millennium Campaign on the Huffington Post blog “There are many problems facing the world of education today but one that must be urgently addressed is its failure to equip young people with the skills they need to move into the workplace. A recent study has found that … Continue reading

Economic transformation: where are we heading, post-2015?

Written by Dirk Willem te Velde, Head of Programme, International Economic Development Group at the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), writing on the ODI site: “What is economic transformation? Economic transformation  involves moving labour from low to higher productive activities This includes between sectors to higher value activities (for example, from agriculture to manufacturing) and within sectors (for example, … Continue reading

Linking jobs, poverty reduction, sustainable development vital for post-2015 agenda –UN officials

From the UN News Centre: “With myriad technological, demographic and financial factors impacting all facets of labour – perhaps even giving the idea of work an altogether different meaning in the years to come – two key United Nations bodies joined forces today to examine “the future of employment” and the need for bold action … Continue reading

Thematic Consultation on Growth and Employment: Final report released

The Global Thematic Consultation on Growth and Employment has recently released its final report entitled ‘Growth and Employment in the post-2015 agenda: messages from a global consultation’. Read a summary below. “A global crisis demanding global action We are facing a global jobs crisis of unprecedented proportions. Global unemployment increased from170 million in 2007 to … Continue reading

Employment in a post-2015 framework: proposals for monitoring indicators

Pedro Martins and Laura Kiku Rodriguez-Takeuchi, from the Overseas Development Institute, have released a paper entitled Employment in a post-2015 framework: proposals for monitoring indicators. Read the abstract below. “The key objective of this paper is to stimulate a debate on potential employment indicators for a post-2015 framework. As the discussions around a post-2015 agenda … Continue reading

UNCTAD to lead post-2015 e-discussion on development-led globalization

“Consultations on growth and employment are being coordinated by an advisory group consisting of staff from the United Nations Development Programme, the International Labour Organization, UNCTAD, the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, and UN Women, as well as representatives of other international and civil society organizations. The thematic e-discussion on development-led globalization will … Continue reading

Inequality, youth unemployment and jobless growth: Common problems but can we negotiate a common solution?

Income inequality, youth unemployment and jobless growth were the buzz issues at the UN’s first post-2015 thematic consultation, hosted two weeks ago by the UNDP, ILO and Government of Japan. This 2 day meeting, focusing on ‘growth, structural change and employment’ included a motley array of academics, UN staffers, Government officials, the odd NGO and … Continue reading

Inclusive growth and a post-2015 framework

One of the recurring themes in the debate about the post-2015 agenda is the role that growth and employment issues should have within it. While there is a great deal of discussion about how to include growth in a new global development framework after 2015, specific proposals remain relatively thin. In this paper, Gina Bergh, ODI Research Officer, and … Continue reading

Road to Rio: Growth and employment need to be the heart of development

“Growth and employment are firmly back on the development agenda—and will be a key topic during the Rio+20 Conference next month.” Read Magdy Martinez-Soliman, Director of UNDP’s Bureau for Development Policy’s ‘Road to Rio: Growth and employment need to be the heart of development’


January 1st, 2016
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