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(E-Newsletter from network of youth organizations in India)
ICYO - Platform of 411 Youth Organizations in India.  
ICYO - India’s largest network of urban and rural youth.


Global Youth Unemployment to keep rising: U.N.

The Youth Job crisis is worse than the data suggested earlier.  The long term unemployment and insecure jobs, young people are likely to be face three-time more than their peers.

An estimated 73.4 million people between the ages of 15 and 24 are expected to be out of work this year, putting the global youth unemployment rate at 12.6 per cent, according to a report released Wednesday by the International Labour Organization (ILO). That's an increase of 3.5 million between 2007 and 2013.

"Moreover, unemployment experiences early in the career of a young person are likely to result in wage scars that continue to depress employment and earnings’ prospects even decades later," he added.

India- largest education provider, but…..

India has one of the largest high education system in the world and ranks second in term of student enrolment. But while the country has 621 university, and 33,500 colleges only a few are world class institutions. The gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) was 18.8 percent in 1981, various schemes including Mid Day Meal has attracted poorer section of the population. But even these overall increases in literacy are for from sufficient to prepare young people for productive employment. A fast growing economy needs young people with education to be able to have responsible choices and get right jobs.

India, a youngest nation by 2020

Every third person in Indian city is youth. By 2020, the median individual in the county will be 29 years, making India the youngest country in the world. A report ‘State of Urban Youth, India 2012 Employment, livelihoods skill’ published by IRIS Knowledge Foundation outline that population in the age group of 15- 34  increased for 353 million in 2001 to 432 in 2011. The current forecast indicate a study increase in Indian youth population to 464 million by 2011and may decline to 458 million by 2026. India is set to become world’s youngest country with 64 percent of population in the working age group.

International Peace and Harmony Youth Camp held

We are here not for politics but share the love, said Dr S N Subba Rao, Director, National Youth Project during the International Peace and Harmony Youth Camp held from 22 -28 April 2013 in Kota Rajasthan.

Youth must get-away from bad habits including the use of drugs, liquor and use their energy for constrictive work, said Dr Subba Rao.

The camp was attended by 288 youth from India, Nepal and Bangladesh.

Incoming Events:

Trafficking of women & children; WYF initiative

Trafficking is a very serious issue around the world, specially in developing world. Keeping this in mind World Youth Foundation (WYF) based in Melaka (Malaysia) has announced a International conference on trafficking of youth and child from 3 to 7 September in Melaka, Malaysia.

This conference will bring together youth organizations, Govt youth departments, regional and international civil society and U. N. working on these issue.

Those interested may visit www.wyf.org.my for detail. Last date to apply is 1st August.

Youth & AIDS to be discussed at ICAAP in Bangkok

The International Conference on AIDS in Asia Pacific (ICAAP) takes place every two years and attended by approximately three to four thousand activists. The 11th ICAAP will be held on 18 to 22 November 2013 at Bangkok. This ICAAP will have special focus on Youth and Leadership as well as wider participation of community of HIV affected, MSM, and related issues.

Young people interested to attend visit www.icaap11.org or contact ICYO.

Asian Youth Council to meet at Cambodia

The Asian Youth Council (AYC) is a coordinating committee of National Youth councils in Asia and Pacific since 60’s based in Kuala Lumpur.

The Asian Youth Council will have it 12th General Assembly will take place at Cambodia from 31st May and 1st June 2013.


Youth Information is published by
Indian Committee of Youth Organizations (ICYO)
194-A, Arjun Nagar, Safdarjung Enclave
New Delhi 110029, India
Phone: 91 9811729093  / 91 11 26183978 Fax 91 11 26198423
Web:  www.icyo.in
Indian Committee of Youth Organizations (ICYO) is a registered umbrella organization committed in developing mutual cooperation among 441 youth voluntary agencies, youth groups and clubs from all parts of India. 


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