Geneva, 4 June 2021. World YMCA, one of the oldest and largest youth-focused movements in the world, has pledged its commitment to the Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth. Its commitment aims to empower young people to identify their unique employment pathway in a world of work in transformation, and to equip them with the skills to thrive.
Decent Jobs for Youth was launched in 2016 as a UN system-wide effort, focusing on the youth employment challenge that is central to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It has emerged as a global, multi-stakeholder initiative that brings together governments, social partners, the private sector, youth and civil society organizations, and others. They work together to share knowledge, leverage resources and take action at country and regional level, to support young people in accessing decent work and productive employment worldwide.
For more information, please contact Gloria Anyika, World YMCA Youth Led Solutions Initiative Coordinator