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 are conducting a survey on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on youth rights, with a focus on employment and education.



Sustainable Development Goals & targets


  • European Youth Forum
  • International Labour Organization (ILO)
  • Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
  • United Nations Major Group for Children and Youth (MGCY)
  • The European Commission Trust Fund

Four main areas:

- how the outbreak affects young people’s employment and learning situation and aspirations

- effects on psychological well-being and mental health

- young people’s engagement in social activism and volunteerism

- young people's opinions on policy responses taken so far and expectations on the role of the authorities. This includes youth's own proposals, or those of the organizations that represent youth, on how to protect the labour market prospects of young people during and after the crisis.

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