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Pathways to employment: how do we create bright futures for young people?

When the UN marked International Youth Day on Monday 12 August, the challenges facing young people were firmly placed in the spotlight, none more so than the fact that nearly 290 million young people are out of work globally, almost a quarter of the world's youth. Barclays and UNICEF's Building Young Futures partnership couldn't come at a more important time. They are working together to help tackle youth unemployment by enabling disadvantaged young people, between the ages of 15 and 25, to develop the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to set up their own business or find a job. The programme is running in six countries: Brazil, Egypt, India, Pakistan, Uganda and Zambia, and will work with national governments to extend the p

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