The Minister for Labour, Betty Amongi has called for more investment in research around identifying skills to tackle unemployment globally especially among the youth.
Among made the call at 346th session of the governing body of the International Labour Office, being held at the International Labour Organization headquarters in Geneva.
Given the high unemployment rates among the youth globally, the minister called on the international Labor office to emphasize skilling to support youth to transition from school to work.
Globally, the total global number of unemployed youths is estimated to reach 73 million in 2022, a slight improvement from 2021 that was 75 million but still six million above the pre-pandemic level of 2019.
In Uganda particularly, the youth unemployment rate is estimated to be 4.33 percent as of 2021.
Previously, President Museveni noted that although the people of Uganda are better educated today, the country is still grappling with the skills gap. END.