Committee: ECOSOC

Question of: Combating High Unemployment Rates

Submitted by: Libya

Concerned that the global economic crisis is expected to lead to a dramatic increase in the number of people joining the ranks of the unemployed, working poor and those in vulnerable employment,

Suggesting that these will be mostly in developing countries,

Having examined the unemployment rates of 2010 from ILO that show that more than 200 million is the number of jobless in the world, as 2009, following an unprecedented increase of 34 million compared to 2007,

Bearing in mind that the rate of youth-unemployment will rise because of the demographic imbalance,

Alarmed by the number of working poor-people who are unable to earn enough to lift themselves and their families above the US$ 2 per person, per day, poverty line may rise,

  1. Calls for wider coverage of unemployment benefits and insurance schemes, re-skilling redundant workers and protecting pensions from devastating declines in financial markets;
  2. Encourages social dialogue at enterprise and national levels;
  3. Asks all nations to follow the example of the ILO constituents which have agreed on a Global Jobs Pact that consists in a balanced set of tried and tested measures to promote a robust response to the unemployment challenge by focusing on;
    1. Accelerated employed generation,
    2. Sustainable social systems,
    3. Respect for labor standards,
    4. Strengthening social dialogue,
  4. Requests help for young people to create their own business by reserving them funds;
  5. Urges an international campaign to be made to raise awareness through media such as but not limited to;
    1. Television campaign,
    2. Websites,
    3. Posters,
    4. Education programs,
  6. Insists on reducing the gender-based gap and empower women to give them the opportunity to work.

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