Work is central to young people’s well-being. It is, of course, a requirement for income generation, but it is also a key to advancing broader social and economic development. At the individual level, a job has a direct effect on each person’s self-esteem, family life as well as relations with other people.
From 1 to 7 November 2011, week IV, the e-discussion platform was open to all to discuss their experiences at work. The e-discussion invited the views of young people aged 15 to 30 , as well as representatives of youth-led organizations. More than 180 comments were posted by young people from more than 76 countries across the globe, including Japan, Romania, United Arab Emirates and Jamaica.