Worldwide youth joblessness could spark unrest

Growing unemployment, resulting from the 2008 global economic crisis, is threatening to cause social unrest in a number of countries around the world, the International Labour Organization has warned.

Youth unemployment in Uganda hit 83 percent, ranking second after Niger as the countries that have the highest unemployment rates in the world.

But Kyateka Mondo, the acting commissioner in the ministry of gender, labor and social development department of youth and children was recently quoted saying that the current rate of youth unemployment should be blamed on youths and not the governments.

In a new report, the ILO says that globally over 200 million people are without jobs as the slowdown in economic recovery continues.

If the current trends continue, it adds, it will take at least five years to return employment in advanced economies to the pre-crisis levels.

Raymond Torres, the Director of the ILO International Institute said 82 million jobs need to be created over the next year.

The ILO’s “World of Work 2011” report has been issued on the eve of a summit of the world’s major economies, known as the G20 to be held in Cannes, France later this week.

He argued that some youths have continued to ignore certain types of jobs while others are lazy creating the continuous cry of joblessness