BY MATT HOBSON
In every society globally, unemployment rates for persons with disabilities are higher than for people without disabilities. The International Labor Organization reports that, in some Asia-Pacific countries, the unemployment rate of people living with disabilities is over 80%.
The UN estimates there are over 200 million young people with disabilities worldwide, with nearly 80% of them living in developing countries. In setting a vision for all youth to have access to job opportunities by 2030, the Solutions for Youth Employment (S4YE) coalition recognizes that we cannot achieve this goal without redoubling our efforts to identify and scale up solutions for young people with disabilities.
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