Why become a partner?

Decent Jobs for Youth is the global initiative on youth employment under the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This means that commitments from our partners will be recognized as an official and direct contribution to the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. When your organization becomes a partner in our multi-stakeholder alliance, you will be able to tap into a vast network of resources and convening power to help you create real positive change for young people. We will facilitate coordination and cooperation with other partners working in similar areas and offer guidance and support as your commitment becomes a reality. We will also check in with you for updates on your progress and the impact of your commitment will be highlighted on our platform.

Commitments can: be ongoing or upcoming initiatives, programmes and projects; operate at local, country, regional or global level; and be delivered as technical cooperation.?

What is:

Technical assistance, expertise and implementation

Technical assistance, expertise and implementation refers to on-the-ground efforts to initiate and scale-up action on youth employment. This can include: creating and expanding partnerships at country and regional level, scaling up and increasing investment in youth employment programmes, and contributions to knowledge development, peer learning and capacity building.

Policy, advocacy and convening power

Policy, advocacy and convening power refers to efforts to put youth employment at the centre of the conversation on national, regional and global development. This includes raising awareness on existing partnerships and programmes, advocating for high-level policy commitments and action, and promoting and enabling knowledge sharing and peer learning.

Financial and/or in-kind contribution

Financial and in-kind contributions involve mobilizing domestic and international resources to tackle to the youth employment challenge. This includes any resources committed to expanding and enabling multi-stakeholder partnerships, programming, knowledge development, capacity building and peer learning.

Who can become a partner?

The Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth recognizes the important role played by local, regional and national governments, social partners, youth & civil society, parliamentarians, the private sector, the media, the United Nations, academia, foundations, regional institutions and other key stakeholders in making decent jobs a reality for young women and men. All these stakeholders are invited to register individual or joint commitments in pursuit of decent jobs for youth. We highly encourage commitments based on partnerships of two or more entities.

If you have further questions on making a commitment, check out our [FAQ].

Action

Frequently Asked Questions

Your organization formally becomes a partner when your first commitment is accepted and made public by Decent Jobs for Youth. A commitment is a pledge to take action to address the critical barriers that prevent young people from accessing decent work. Partners of Decent Jobs for Youth agree to support the strategy and guiding principles of Decent Jobs for Youth.

You can start by completing the online commitment form. Alternatively, download the Word version of the commitment form before entering the information online. When the commitment is ready for submission, enter the information online.

Yes! We encourage you to submit several commitments for your organization. For example, these may vary by geographic focus, thematic area or partners. Make only one commitment per commitment form.

The draft version of the online commitment form can be saved and downloaded at any time so that it can be shared for review within your organization. You can come back to the draft version and revise it before submitting it.

The Decent Jobs for Youth team will review the commitment and contact you if further information is required. Commitments that have been reviewed and accepted by the Decent Jobs for Youth team will be published on the online platform.

Decent Jobs for Youth is the global initiative on youth employment under the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This means that commitments made via our platform will be recognized as an official and direct contribution to the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.

On a regular basis, we will check in with you for updates on your progress and the impact of your commitment will be highlighted on our platform. Progress will be reported on the deliverables you expect to achieve.

No. Commitments can include ongoing and upcoming initiatives, projects and programmes and can operate at local, country, regional or global level.

Yes! Commitments can be made by individual entities or multi-stakeholder-based partnerships.

If your commitment involves a partnership of multiple entities, the lead entity is the organization responsible for coordinating the partners and achieving progress on the commitment.


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