14 Jul, 2015

World Youth Skills Day 2015

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In 2014, the UN General Assembly designated 15 July as World Youth Skills Day. World Youth Skills Day serves as an opportunity to highlight the importance of youth skills development.  World Youth Skills Day underscores the need to support programming and initiatives that equip young people with tools and resources to enhance their ability to

14 Jul, 2015

Global Competence Amongst Youth is Critical to Achieve Sustainable Development Goals

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by Dr. Bill Hunter To succeed in today’s global workforce, youth must have a wide variety of competencies, some of which are dependent on their career path.  In addition to functional job skills, which vary from position to position, there are, however, common competencies that all young people need to develop regardless of their chosen

14 Jul, 2015

United Nations Secretary-General’s Ban Ki-moon message on World Youth Skills Day

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I welcome this first-ever commemoration of World Youth Skills Day.  On July 15th each year, the international community will underscore the value of helping young people to upgrade their own abilities to contribute to our common future. While overall more young people have greater educational opportunities than in the past, there are still some 75