The Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth would like to extend our heartfelt solidarity to those affected by the Ukrainian crisis. The ongoing humanitarian crisis in Ukraine has disrupted the lives of millions of Ukrainians, causing immense suffering, loss of lives, and devastation of enterprises, jobs and livelihoods. Young people, especially young women, are particularly impacted by emergencies and protracted crises – and can act as important agents in fostering peace and resilience.

We commend the work of those working tirelessly at the frontlines to respond to the crisis as well as those working behind the scenes to support the crisis-affected populations. We would like to take this opportunity to share with you the initiatives and actions undertaken by some Decent Jobs for Youth partners to support young Ukrainians amidst the crisis.


Sustainable Development Goals & targets


  • International Labour Organization (ILO)

Call for Partners to share your actions to the Ukrainian War

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About the campaign

  • The UN Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth would like to learn more about our partners’ activities and initiatives to assist Ukrainians affected by the war, with a special focus on young people. 
  • Your contributions will be shared broadly through the Decent Jobs for Youth website, social media channels and the “What Works in Youth Employment” Community Group.
  • The objective is for sharing resources, knowledge, and potential webinars among partners working to support decent jobs for youth in Ukraine.
  • We received some partners' responses and featured on the Decent Jobs for Youth newsletter.  


What actions do partners provide

  • UNICEF, UNFPA, UNHCR, NRC, ActionAid, Gooddler Foundation and the Scouts in collaboration with the Global Refugee Youth Network and the Youth Compact Champions: Organized a Workshop for young humanitarians working in the Ukraine crisis response, which aimed to strengthen the work with and for youth supporting displaced and refugee families, peers and communities in Ukraine, Poland, Moldova, Romania, and surrounding areas (Read more). 
  • ILO: Re-purposed US$1.3 million of its existing funds to deliver humanitarian aid and income support. The ILO also trained Ukrainian labour inspectors on psychological first aid and developed an awareness raising campaign targeting refugees (Read more). 
  • The Adecco Group: Launched JobsForUkraine, a job portal connecting displaced people from Ukraine to job opportunities in over 50 countries. In Spain, they launched the #HopeForPeaceEspaña Initiative to assist thousands of displaced people due to the conflict in Ukraine, including the Empresas por Ucrania programme, which offers face-to-face information centres across Spain to guide refugees in their job search (Read more).
  • Microsoft Philanthropies: Working closely with the International Committee of the Red Cross and multiple UN agencies to assist refugees by providing technology and financial support to selected NGOs. Also provide technological support with a focus on protecting against state-sponsored disinformation campaigns in times of crisis as well as helping defend governments and countries from cyberattacks (Read more).
  • ThinkYoung: Together with the Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS), published a report highlighting young European's views on the war in Ukraine. The report is based on a survey conducted between 25 March and 7 April 2022 among 7,367 young Europeans aged 18 to 38 from France, Germany, the UK, Italy, Spain, Poland and Romania (Read more). 
  • YMCA Europe: Assisting people in and leaving Ukraine with shelter, blankets, hygiene products, basic aid items and medical supplies. YMCA RomaniaMoldovaSlovakiaCzech RepublicGermanySpain and Poland are collaborating with partners to support Ukrainians, including registering refugees from Ukraine, providing them a safe place to rest and basic psychosocial support (Read more).
  • Youth Business Internationa: Launched BEST (Business Employability Skills Training) in cooperation with Youth Business Poland (YBP) and Ukrainian House. It aims to support Ukrainians looking for work, those who want to re-start their business or want to start a business for the first time (Read more). 


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