16 Aug, 2018

High-Level Political Forum 2018: “Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies”

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UN Photo/ Loey Felipe This year the annual High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) was held in New York from 9th - 18th of July days as part of the follow-up and review of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The HLPF has the participation of Member States, UN agencies, civil

17 Jul, 2017

With relevant skills, youth can help accelerate progress on the Sustainable Development Goals

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Young people today joined Ministers from Sri Lanka, Denmark and Jordan as well as the President of the General Assembly at the United Nations Headquarters in New York to mark the 3rd annual World Youth Skills Day under the theme: “Skills for the Future of Work”. Today, over 71 million young people are unemployed, with

27 Jun, 2016

World Youth Skills Day 2016 – Skills Development to Improve Youth Employment

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Young people are almost three times more likely to be unemployed than adults and continuously exposed to lower quality of jobs, greater labor market inequalities, and longer and more insecure school-to-work transitions. In addition, women are more likely to be underemployed and under-paid, and to undertake part-time jobs or work under temporary contracts. That is why

16 Jul, 2015

Investing in Youth and Ensuring Decent Jobs to Harness the Demographic Dividend on the occasion of the first-ever World Youth Skills Day

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Yesterday, 15 July 2015, at the Third International Conference on Financing for Development taking place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia a side event “Investing in Youth & Ensuring Decent Jobs to Harness the Demographic Dividend” took place to mark the first-ever World Youth Skills Day. Convened by the Office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, and co-organized

15 Jul, 2015

First UN World Youth Skills Day celebrates importance of empowering young people

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On the first-ever commemoration of World Youth Skills Day, United Nations officials today declared that investing in developing the skills of young people can help build a more just and sustainable future for all and is one of the most important decisions any country can make. While, overall, more young people have greater educational opportunities

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