Recently, the International Labour Organization (ILO) Director-General Guy Ryder has called for a universal youth employment guarantee as there is growing political momentum for introducing such a policy in the European Union.
In this context, the the ILO Youth Employment Programme (YEP) and the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions are currently organizing an online discussion on "Youth Guarantees in Asia-Pacific: Challenges and Opportunities", from 5 to 19 November 2012.
The European Youth Guarantee campaign team has already contributed to the debate (see video below) and now you too can join the debate!
The moderators would like to capitalize on this momentum and discuss youth guarantees with ILO constituents and other stakeholders with a particular focus on the scheme's potential for young women and men in developing countries in Asia and the Pacific.
Mr Matthieu Cognac (ILO Youth Employment Specialist) will be the moderator from 5-8 November. Matthieu would like to discuss with you:
1) What is a youth guarantee ?
2) Why is there a need for youth guarantees?
3) Are there similar schemes and policies in the Asia-Pacific region?