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Inaugural Meeting and Dialogue Global Youth Employment Agenda

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    The baby boomers will retire earlier and live longer, draining young people's income with their final salary pension schemes - something youth will find impossible to attain.

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    David Arkless, the President of Corporate and Government Affairs at Manpower, travels the world speaking to governments and businesses about one thing: talent.

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    The International Labor Organization has been looking at ways companies can invest in young people while at the same time driving profitability.

  • Stephen A. Schwarzman

    As unemployment amongst the young soars, the boss of private equity giant Blackstone has called for those under 25 to be equipped with better life skills.

  • Police officers hold back demonstrators trying to gain entry to 30 Millbank, the headquarters of Britain's Conservative Party, during a protest in central London.

    Angry British students, some as young as 13, have taken to the streets recently, protesting against the government's decision to hike university fees in a bid to narrow the country's bulging budget deficit.

  • Negotiation

    Young people are not preferred by employers and are the first victims of business cycles, José Manuel Salazar, executive director at the International Labor Organization, told CNBC Friday.

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    The banking profession is losing its shine and young people may be better off choosing jobs such as engineering, science or technical, various experts told CNBC.