Social dialogue on youth employment and the future of work: The National Youth Forums in Ibero-America

OIJ commits to organise at least 17 National Youth Forums in IberoAmerica countries in 2017 - 2018 with the participation of approximately 1,700 young people. The National Youth Forums led by OIJ, promote the conversations and participation of young people and social actors to identify challenges and strategies to strength youth employment. The outcomes, in the form of national reports, including more than 90 youth proposals and regional recommendations are presented on ministerial and high-level meetings to nourish the implementation of public policies.

Entity

International Youth Organism for IberoAmerica Government or intergovernmental entity

Technical assistance, expertise and implementation; Policy, advocacy and convening power; Financial and/or in-kind contribution

Partners

  • Instituto Mexicano de la Juventud. Mexican Youth Institute

    Government or intergovernmental entity

    Technical assistance, expertise and implementation; Policy, advocacy and convening power; Financial and/or in-kind contribution

  • Sistema Nacional de Juventud “Colombia Joven”. Presidencial Programm for a national system for Youth “Colombia Joven”.

    Government or intergovernmental entity

    Technical assistance, expertise and implementation; Policy, advocacy and convening power; Financial and/or in-kind contribution

  • Secretaría Nacional de Juventud. National Youth Secretary of Peru

    Government or intergovernmental entity

    Technical assistance, expertise and implementation; Policy, advocacy and convening power; Financial and/or in-kind contribution

Sustainable Development Goals & targets

  • 8.2 Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation, including through a focus on high-value added and labour-intensive sectors
  • 8.3 Promote development-oriented policies that support productive activities, decent job creation, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and encourage the formalization and growth of micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises, including through access to financial services
  • 8.5 By 2030, achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all women and men, including for young people and persons with disabilities, and equal pay for work of equal value
  • 17.17 Encourage and promote effective public, public-private and civil society partnerships, building on the experience and resourcing strategies of partnerships

description

The National Youth Forums is an initiative led by OIJ in coordination with the National Youth Organisms, ILO, AECID, Nestlé and Microsoft. It is based on the achievement of the agreements of the Iberoamerican Youth Pact to: “develop, based on social dialogue, decent employment initiatives focused on young people of IberoAmerica, based on a multiactor and intersectoral strategic alliances”. This initiative promotes the dialogue and participation of young people and social actors to define the main challenges and strategies that impact youth employment and future of work. OIJ's commitment is to organize at least 17 National Youth Forums in the Iberoamerican region in 2017-2018, with the participation of more than 1,700 young people and 130 institutions, reaching out to more than 80,000 people through social media and developing more than 90 youth proposals to strengthen employment policies. In addition, the National Forums contributes to decent jobs of youth by presenting the youth proposal and regional recommendations at the Iberoamerican Conferences of Ministers of Labour and Education, as well as in a high-level meeting on the field of youth employment with the objective to nourish the definition and implementation of public policies. The Forums involve a multisectoral alliance of stakeholders’ know-how, good practices and investment on youth employment through initiatives, programs and policies to contribute to defining new strategies on the field.

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Deliverables and links to SDG targets

  • 1 knowledge sharing or advocacy tactics on youth employment carried out, including events, campaigns and media items

    8.3 Promote development-oriented policies that support productive activities, decent job creation, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and encourage the formalization and growth of micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises, including through access to financial services

    Meeting with the Ministers of Youth, Labour and Education of Ibero-America, where OIJ will present the main findings and policy recommendations of the National Forums. Accompanied by an advocacy campaign adapted to different target audiences to promote the strategies and create awareness about the challenges identified will reach 60000 people.

    BY: Dec 2018
  • 17 knowledge products on youth employment developed

    8.3 Promote development-oriented policies that support productive activities, decent job creation, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and encourage the formalization and growth of micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises, including through access to financial services

    17 country reports based on their respective National Youth Forum, analyzing the discussed proposals and trends on youth employment, as well as the policy recommendations. One regional report that systematizes the main findings from an Ibero-American perspective.

    BY: Dec 2018
  • National strategies for youth employment supported in their development or operationalization in 17 countries (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal, Spain, Uruguay)

    17.17 Encourage and promote effective public, public-private and civil society partnerships, building on the experience and resourcing strategies of partnerships

    The systematization of the youth proposals on the national reports and regional recommendations are reflected in the policies and programs carried out by the 17 National Youth Organisms involved. Developing a Youth Employment Observatory, where knowledge, best practices and policies the IberoAmerican countries will be available.

    BY: Dec 2018

Start

30-Mar-2017

End

31-Dec-2018

USD 140,000

Estimated total value of the commitment

1,731

young people to benefit directly from this commitment

Target: Only young people 20-24, 25-29, 30-35

Primarily:
  • Young people in urban areas
  • Young people in rural areas
  • Young women
  • Young men
  • Youth with disabilities
  • Specific ethnic groups
  • Low-income individuals
  • Non-low income individuals
  • Young people with low levels of education and/or drop-outs
  • Graduates of second-level education and students in third-level education or beyond

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