UN kick-starts campaign to transform 70m unemployed youths to entrepreneurs

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UN agencies have launched a new global campaign to make it easier for  70 million unemployed youths to get financing and learn new skills to start a business.

The campaign was  launched by  International Labour Organisation (ILO), International Trade Centre, UN Capital Development Fund, UN Conference on Trade and Development and  UN Industrial Development Organisation.

The global project will run through August, according to ILO.

It will aim to “effectively enable young entrepreneurs to success and improve the sustainability and quality of self-employment opportunities for youth,” ILO said.

The agency added that the main challenges to be addressed included “the lack of enabling policy and ecosystems, limited access to capital, insufficient tools to enhance skills development and knowledge transfer”.

The campaign will focus on strategies to promote “an enabling…

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