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SUCCESS STORIES, areas of collaboration, labour matters and challenges are some of the issues that dominated the agenda of a meeting between a high-level team from the International Labour Organisation and the local Tripartite Committee. The meeting, held at the Labour Department's, Brickdam Office, was hosted by Labour Minister, Dr. Nanda K. Gopaul, Human Services Minister, Jennifer Webster and members of the Tripartite Committee, comprising representatives of the trade unions, employers, and other social partners.Leading the ILO team was Dr. Giovanni di Cola, Director, Decent Work Team and Office for the Caribbean. He was accompanied by Rainer Pritzer, Senior Specialist,…
The world today has its largest generation of youth in history – 1.8 billion young people, mostly in developing countries – with enormous potential to help tackle the major challenges facing humanity. But too many are denied their rightful opportunities to get a quality education, find decent work, and participate in the political life of their societies. World Population Day is an opportunity to renew our commitment to help young people unleash progress across society.
 - United Nations Under-Secretary-General and UNFPA Executive Director. Today's 1.8 billion young people are a powerful force, individually and collectively. They are shaping social and economic realities, challenging norms and values and building the foundation of the world's future.Governments and the international community are increasingly conscious of the importance of providing resources and opportunities for all young people to reach their full potential as individuals and citizens. They recognize that investing in young people and enabling them to exercise their human rights not only benefits young people themselves, but can also help their countries reap a demographic dividend.