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Consultative meeting with Ministry of Labour & Human Resources on Youth Unemployment issue

Posted on :05 October 2018

The Social and Cultural Affairs Committee conducted its first stakeholders meeting with the Ministry of Labour & Human Resources on youth unemployment issues yesterday afternoon.

Appreciating the cooperation provided by Ministry, the Committee Chairperson stated that the Committee has been tasked to review issues related to youth unemployment as the National Council has identified it as one of the major concerns that needed addressing.

A presentation was made with a brief overview on the Job Seekers Projection in the 11th Five Year Plan (FYP), current status of unemployment in Bhutan, school to work transition programs, reports on youths Engagement, jobseekers projection for the 12th FYP and Issues & Challenges.

Apart from series of clarifications sought for the youth unemployment issue despite many plans and programmes initiated by the Ministry, the members also sought a candid view from the officials on the challenges incurred while implementing the targets that were set in the 11th Five Year Plan for youth employment.

The team was led by the Honorable Secretary, Ministry of Labour and Human Resources.

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