Towards the end of the International Youth Year, proclaimed by Resolution 64/134 of the United Nations, this population group is still affected by phenomena such as unemployment or lack of access to decent and well-paid work.
According to the "Global employment on trends for youth report”, published by ILO in August 2010, at the beginning of said year 81 out of 620 million economically active young people between 15 and 24 years, globally, were unemployed, which means, among other things, proliferation of underemployment and informality; persistent exclusion and marginalization; disintegration of the social network as a consequence of poor productivity and a significant reduction of economic and social growth perspectives.
The report also anticipated a slight increase on youth unemployment rates for the remainder of 2010, along with an also slight recovery resulting from economic re-activation for 2011. For the case of Latin America and the Caribbean, ILO forecasted a decrease of said rate, from 15.8% in 2010 to 15.2% in 2011. However, said prediction is questionable as in certain labor markets -i.e. the case of Mexico-, over half of the unemployed throughout the country are young people, according to a report from the Social Research Institute of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).