Sunday, 17 October 2010


A Zambian youth pushing a wheelbarrow
The United Nations has called on countries in the world to put special emphasis on youth employment as the world commemorates the International Day for the eradication of Poverty.
In a message ahead of the commemoration of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty which is held today, 17th October, 2010, the United Nations says young people are three times more likely to be unemployed than adults adding that a record high of 81 million young people were unemployed.
The message released by the UN information Centre in Lusaka states that one of the best ways for youths to see a future of hope is through the provision of decent jobs.
The statement adds that decent and productive work is one of the most effective ways to fight poverty and build self-sufficiency.
This year’s observance of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty focuses on decent work, meaningful employment, and income-generating livelihoods which all points to jobs.
More than half the world’s working population is in vulnerable employment as they lack formal work arrangements and social security, and often earn too little to provide for their families.

1 comment:

  1. With these escalating working conditions in many companies who can leave the wheel-barrow for a sweltering hand-to-mouth job?Believe me,no zamukapu can leave his wheelbarrow for any lowly paid job...Right now,you may be puzzled to learn that some zamukapu are able to rent medium sized houses as well as support their families.And are tentative to settle for something less.Unless employers or company owners create conducive working conditions that favours everyone regardless of ethnic background the so called decent works or meaningful employment can't be attained.