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Young people and trade unions

09 August 2012
A group of young persons
What are the challenges and opportunities facing trade unions when they try and organise young workers?

Meet the experts in this ILO talk show on "Young People and Trade Unions" from Asia Pacific Youth Net.

Josh Peak, Shop, Distributive & Allied Employees' Association South Australia, Christine Nathan, ILO Regional Specialist in Workers' Activities, Matthieu Cognac, ILO Youth Employment Specialist, Tan Sze Wei from the PSI Asia-Pacific Youth Network and Shantel Hazelman from the Young Labour Fiji Group.

International Youth Day
The UN International Youth Day is celebrated every year on 12 August. The main puropse of the day is to promote awareness of the World Programme of Action for Youth, adopted by the UN General Assembly in 1995 (resolution 50/81).

As August 12 this year is a Sunday, the porgramme will take place on 8, 9 and 10th August. The theme for Youth Day this year is “Building a Better World: Partnering with Youth'. Read more about the activities here

What works?
ILO News also looks at practices that can help turn around the dramatic youth employment situation.


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