At the ECOSOC Youth Forum in New York, about 200 participants participated in an interactive conversation known as an “IDEATHON”. The event focused on the role of science, technology and innovation in boosting youth engagement, development and resilience. The conversation linked to the work of partners of the Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth, building on two of its thematic priorities- digital skills for youth and access to decent work for youth in fragile situations. More.
Mobile Learning Week is the annual United Nations flagship Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in education conference that brings together education and technology experts. Using the Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth, the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) and ILO will organize a session on “Innovations, Challenges and Good Practices in Job-ready Digital Skills” training to be held in Paris, from the 26 to 30 March 2018. The objective of the event is to foster a community of practice among job-ready digital skills training providers by facilitating a discussion on innovations, challenges and solutions related to training young people for jobs in the digital economy. More.
The infographic presented in both English and Arabic summarizes the main findings of the Youth Employment Inventory Jordan and its report by visualizing key data points, intervention designs and target populations. The Youth Employment Inventory Jordan provides comparative information about the design, characteristics and achievements of 84 youth employment interventions implemented between 2012 and 2016. More.
On 21 March 2018, in Geneva, the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) will organize an interactive session at the World Summit on the Information Society Forum (WSIS) on “skills mismatch: the digital skills employers are looking for”. Under the aegis of the Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth and its campaign on digital skills for decent jobs for youth, the session will bring together private sector companies who will share their views on the digital skills required in the digital economy.
Complementarities between Labour Market Institutions and their Causal Impact on Youth Labour Market Outcomes
The ILO paper Complimentarities between Labour Market Institutions and their Causal Impact on Youth Labour Market Outcomes uses theoretical and empirical analysis to assess the effects of labour market outcomes on young people with a focus on two specific labour market institutions and their interactions: employment protection legislation and active labour market policy. More specifically, the paper examines recent policy reforms in Italy focusing on the impact of the 2012 Fornero reforms of employment protection legislation as well as the initial impact of the EU-wide Youth Guarantee scheme introduced in Italy in March 2014. The paper also examines how these two policy reforms interacted.