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It’s good that job creation is at the top of the agenda at the G20 summit in Mexico today. But young people need the right skills to do those jobs – and now they’re demanding that world leaders finally give serious attention to developing skills.

At the G8 and G20 Youth Summits in Washington this month, a key message was that the unemployment crisis must be combated through education.

Last time G20 leaders met to discuss global growth and jobs, that key ingredient was missing. Without making sure young people get the skills they need, creating jobs won’t be enough, as Director of the Education for All Global Monitoring Report, Pauline Rose, pointed out on this blog in November.

To prepare for the 2012 Global Monitoring Report, which will focus on skills development, we invited young people to discuss these issues on the blog Youth, Skills…

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