Sunday, February 3, 2013

ILO lauds Peru's efforts to promote youth employment
Lima, Feb. 02 (ANDINA). International Labour Organization (ILO) Director-General Guy Ryder has appreciated the efforts being made by Peru to promote job creation and training programs for low-income youth.

Ryder -who met Peruvian President Ollanta Humala in Lima on Friday- warned that there is a global crisis of youth employment and so he called on countries around the world, including Peru, to reverse this worrying situation.
"There is a huge challenge for societies seeking to improve living conditions, hence the importance of what is happening in Lima right now. Given the problems of youth unemployment it is necessary to introduce specific measures and it is clear that Peru is willing to face this challenge," he said.
After attending the graduation ceremony of 1,000 beneficiaries of the national youth employment program Jóvenes a la Obra (Youth Get to Work) at Peru's Government Palace, the ILO chief said that such initiatives are a priority in days of job losses.
Ryder noted that about 75 million young people around the world do not get a job and many others have to settle for informal jobs, with no rights or benefits.

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