55% of the registered unemployed in our country are 15 to 34 years old. Youth represents 1/3 of the total Mongolian population, however 55 percent of all unemployed (15 000) are between 15 to 34 years old, according to the statistics for the end of September 2021.
The project “All for YOUth, YOUth for all”, supported by the European Union and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, organised an online discussion today to listen to "Youth Voices on Employment". The main purpose of the discussion is to hear the challenges they face in getting a job and starting their own businesses.
Nothing for the youth, without the youth. Youth, as the drivers of change in today’s Mongolian society, need to have their voices heard in the decision-making and policy planning around youth development and youth employment issues. The European Union stands ready to support youth in developing their potential and accessing quality education and employment opportunities in Mongolia, said H.E. Ms Axelle Nicaise, the European Union Ambassador to Mongolia.
Behind the youth rate, there are many causes and obstacles from the quality of education and work experience to insufficient salary. To address these issues, it is important to identify the causes of youth unemployment and find appropriate solutions.
“Mongolian youth are talented. However, I think that if employers support employees and provide them with all the opportunities to work, they will try to develop themselves and work in their best. In particular, it is necessary to increase salaries and reduce loan’s interest rates’ said Ms Gantuya Gombo-Ochir, one of the participants in the discussion.
Furthermore, the Youth Employment Policy Recommendations, which is developed , during the discussion, working group members under the project, was introduced to the young people and their views and concerns were incorporated into the recommendations during the discussion.
About the Project: Financed by the European Union and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, Caritas Czech Republic is implementing the project “All for YOUth, YOUth for all”, along with two project partners – the Mongolian Youth Center and Center of Citizenship Education – being implemented in Ulaanbaatar City and Selenge, Khentii, Dornogobi, and Bayankhongor aimags.