Azerbaijan, Baku /corr. Trend S.Agayeva / "Despite growing recognition of their needs, young people in many parts of the world continue to be marginalized and ignored. Their status as a group experiencing disproportionate levels of poverty and unemployment is frequently overlooked. As a result, the young are three times more likely than adults to lack jobs. In fact, while they constitute one fourth of the world's labour force, young people make up almost half of its unemployed," mentioned in the message by the UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon regarding International Youth Day.
"On this International Youth Day, let us all resolve to invest in and protect our most valuable resource, and give young men and women a fair and full stake in our society, and in its success," the message says.
According to information by the UN Baku Office, this year the International Youth Day will be marked in Azerbaijan for the first time.