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10 Mar, 2012

Attn: Young People, Chance to Tell the World How Jobs Crisis is Impacting You

International Labour Organization

08 March 2012, GENEVA (ILO News) – The International Labour Organization (ILO) has launched a video contest for young people (from 18 to 29 years) to show how the global jobs crisis is affecting them, their friends, families and communities. Three winners will be invited to Geneva (all expenses paid) to attend the ILO Youth Employment Forum, to be held from 23-25 May 2012, where they will have the opportunity to present their videos.

The Youth Employment Forum will provide a platform for young people to share their experiences and views on the current employment situation, as well as to discuss successful initiatives that create more and better jobs for youth.

Inviting entrees for the video contest, the ILO said, “Use creativity and originality to describe (by video) how the youth employment crisis has affected you or your community. Are you having trouble transitioning into the job market? Have you lost your job or are you struggling to find one? Do you work under poor conditions? Share your thoughts and suggest an innovative idea that you think could help! If you have a story to tell, we’re ready to watch and listen. Videos must be your original work.”

Videos must be submitted no later than 10 April 2012 at 23.59 GMT. For details on how to participate in the video contest, please click on this link or contact the Youth Employment Programme of the ILO at: youth@ilo.org