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Recent projects, reports and publications

2004

'Proposal for a Global Fund to Promote Employment Opportunities for Young People'  Paper presented by Tim Curtain, Youth Employment Summit, Veracruz, Mexico, October 4 - 7, 2004.

2004

'The Case for Investing in Young People as part of a National Poverty Reduction Strategy'  Paper commissioned by the United Nations Population Fund, New York, released at the Technical Meeting on Promoting Sexual and Reproductive Health and Reproductive Rights: Reducing Poverty and Achieving the MDGs, Stockholm, 5-6 October

2004

'Indicators and measures of youth unemployment: major limitations and alternatives ' Commissioned paper for Expert Group Meeting on Strategies for Creating Urban Youth Employment: Solutions for Urban Youth in Africa, organized by the Division for Social Policy and Development, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations in collaboration with UN-HABITAT and the Youth Employment Network, 21-25 June, Nairobi, Kenya

2004

'Strategies for creating employment for urban youth, with specific reference to Africa', Commissioned paper for Expert Group Meeting on Strategies for Creating Urban Youth Employment: Solutions for Urban Youth in Africa, organized by the Division for Social Policy and Development, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations in collaboration with UN-HABITAT and the Youth Employment Network, 21-25 June, Nairobi, Kenya

2004

 'Youth in Extreme Poverty - Dimensions and Country Responses', Chapter Three in World Youth Report 2003: The Global Situation of Young People.   http://www.un.org/esa/socdev/unyin/wyr/

2003

'Challenges facing youth ICT entrepreneurs'  Background paper for the Youth Employment Summit meeting, Hyderabad, India, December (this is a large file, due to formating)

2003

ICT and Youth entrepreneurship Report, Global Knowledge Partnership, Kuala Lumpur

2003

Keynote address 'Promoting youth income generation opportunities through information and communication technologies (ICT): best practices in Asia and the Pacific – a 2003 update'. Information Society Malaysia 2003 Meeting, Melaka, Malaysia, June 21-24.

2002

YEN and YES: an assessment of two major initiatives to promote youth employment opportunities globally Richard Curtain Revised version of a presentation to AusAID, the Australian Aid Agency Canberra, 25 October, 2002

2002

Youth in Extreme Poverty: Dimensions and Country Responses’, paper presented to the World Youth Forum seminar, Helsinki, Finland, 6-8 October.

2002

Tackling the knowledge divide to generate employment for young people: addressing the objections raised at the Youth Employment Summit 2002. 

2002

Keynote paper on using information and communication technology to generate employment opportunities for young people in low and middle income countries, Youth Employment Summit. Alexandria, Egypt, 7-11 September.

2002

Preparation of a background paper on “Empowering youth in an era of globalisation” for the UN Secretary General’s report on the World Youth Forum

2002

'Youth and employment: a public policy perspective', Development Bulletin, Development Studies Network, Research School of Social Sciences, The Australian National University, Canberra, No 55, August.

2001

Commissioned by the ILO Asia Pacific Region to carry out a Thematic Study on Promoting youth employment through information and communication technology (ICT): Best practices in Asia and the Pacific, Regional Meeting on Youth Employment in Asia and the Pacific, February 2002

2000

'Background paper: identifying the basis for a youth employment strategy aimed at transition and developing economies', United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Division for Social Policy and Development, New York - with attachments

1999

Emergency public employment programs in Indonesia: a public policy perspective

Last update15 October 2004   © Curtain Consulting 2003