The G20 summit was hosted by Australia in Brisbane, where youth unemployment is still being a trouble. The youth in Australia is determined and often well-qualified, but thousands of young Australians are struggling to get their first career break in a softening job market. A major new report from financial services company AMP and the National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling reveals young people under the age of 20 who are looking for a full time job are four and a half times more likely to be unemployed than older Australians.
On the other hand according to ‘Want China Times’ newspaper, United Nations secretary-general Ban Ki-moon, declared on Saturday that: “G20 leaders need to focus on youth unemployment, climate change, and sustainable development”. Ban claimed that the G20´s growth outlook of 2% in the next 5 years is admirable. Nevertheless he asserted that the growth should be qualitative rather than quantitative. Furthermore, “the G20 must pursue an agenda that promotes sustainability and generates decent jobs, especially for young people” Ban said. Finally he insisted on “acting quickly and decisively if we want to avoid increasingly destructive outcomes. We have the means to limit climate change and build a better future”.