To bring youth voices to the forefront of action and policy responses, the Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth (DJY) and its partners including the International Labour Organization, the UN Major Group for Children and Youth, AIESEC, the European Youth Forum, the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa and the United Nations Human Rights Office conducted a survey on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on youth. Link to the survey report
The Global Survey on Youth and COVID-19 focused on four areas of impacts on young people: namely, employment, education and training, mental well-being, and rights and voices. It explored young people’s actions with regards to social activism and crisis-response behaviours, as well as their perceptions and experience of policy measures.
- The analysis is based on 12,605 responses received from people aged 18–34 years.
- The sample comprised primarily of young workers with a tertiary level education and students.
- To a varying degree, the survey sample represents young people from all regions, predominantly from middle- and high-income countries and from urban or suburban areas.
Learn more: International Youth Day webinar: Launch of the Youth & COVID-19 Report (Link to the survey report)