The Challenge

 

YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT: ONE OF THE BIGGEST CRISES FACING THE WORLD TODAY

There are 1.8 billion young people living on the planet—with approximately 85% living in developing and emerging economies and in fragile states.

Young people account for roughly 40% of the world’s unemployed. They are 4x more likely to be unemployed than adults.

1 in 3 young people worldwide are not in education, employment, or training.

PRESSING ISSUES

Migration

MIGRATION CRISIS

Youth outnumber adults in terms of net migrant flows. Between 2010 and 2015, the net inflow of working age youth was over 14 million.

Vulnerable Women

VULNERABLE WOMEN

Obstacles in entering the labor market and cultural restrictions continue to hinder work opportunities for vulnerable young women.

Low Quality Jobs

LOW QUALITY JOBS

1 in 4 young people in the world cannot find jobs paying more than $1.25 per day, the international threshold of extreme poverty.

YOUTH ARE OUR FUTURE

- AS WORKERS, ENTREPRENEURS, PARENTS, ACTIVE CITIZENS, AND LEADERS

Getting the global economy on track, creating new prosperity, and eliminating extreme poverty will be impossible unless the public and private sectors work together to change the course of youth employment.

S4YE's Solutions to Tackle The Challenge