If we are to ‘leave no-one behind’ by 2030, then we should get serious about decent youth employment

Scholars have long warned about the danger posed by such large unemployed youth populations. The Arab Spring, which toppled long-serving regimes in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya, was partly conditioned by lack of employment opportunities for young people. A World Bank survey in 2011 showed that about 40% of those who join rebel movements say they are motivated by a lack of jobs.
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