Ukrainian Pact for youth – 2020: businesses, government and educational sector providing first employment and internships for Youth

“Ukrainian Pact for Youth: 2020” is a joint innovative initiative of the Ministry of Youth and Sports, Center for Corporate Social Responsibility and UNFPA Ukraine that joins efforts of business, government and educational sector to create 300 partnerships between business and education and to provide 10,000 first employment and internship opportunities for young people in Ukraine by 2020. The initiative is being implemented in all regions of Ukraine, in big and small cities by the national NGO “Center of Corporate Social Responsibility” with technical and financial support from UNFPA Ukraine.

Entity

United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) United Nations system entity

Policy, advocacy and convening power; Financial and/or in-kind contribution

Partners

  • Center for Corporate Social Responsibility

    Youth organization, civil society, non-governmental, non-profit organization

    Technical assistance, expertise and implementation

  • Ministry of Youth and Sports of Ukraine

    Government or intergovernmental entity

    Policy, advocacy and convening power

Sustainable Development Goals & targets

  • 3.7 By 2030, ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health-care services, including for family planning, information and education, and the integration of reproductive health into national strategies and programmes
  • 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
  • 8.6 By 2020, substantially reduce the proportion of youth not in employment, education or training
  • 8.b By 2020, develop and operationalize a global strategy for youth employment and implement the Global Jobs Pact of the International Labour Organization

description

Although young people in Ukraine understand the importance of good education for building a successful career, their expectations are not always met by the national educational system. UNFPA has joined and actively promotes the Pact: in order to support young people – future employees, with knowledge and skills necessary for living healthy and happy lives and effectively contributing to the society. Ukrainian Pact for Youth – 2020 built capacities of business that brought the following positive changes to the way how companies view and work with young people: - increased trainee positions and workplaces in companies; - developed new long-term programs on youth employment: introduced practice of paid internships, - soft-skills training and leadership development; - introduced more loyal requirements to minimal work experience for young people. With regard to positive changes in the work with educational sector, the following was achieved: - launch of new cooperation programs (practice, lectures, excursions, training courses); - creation of representative offices of companies based in specialized educational institutions and technical vocational schools; - Launch of scholarships to support young professionals in colleges and universities In order to ensure sustainability and knowledge/technology transfer, in 2018, UNFPA will support joint effort of the Ministry of Youth and Sports of Ukraine and Center for Corporate Social Responsibility to develop National Action Plan on Youth Employment that would incorporate ideas and best practices of the Ukrainian Pact for Youth – 2020, and will become an integral part of the National Youth Policy.

https://www.careerhub.in.ua/pact-for-youth-2020
https://www.facebook.com/CareerHubUkraine

Deliverables and links to SDG targets

  • 10,000 young people gained work experience, including through internships and quality apprenticeships

    8.6 By 2020, substantially reduce the proportion of youth not in employment, education or training

    By 2020, create 10,000 first employment and internship opportunities for young people in Ukraine

    BY: Dec 2019
  • 300 youth employment stakeholders supported through technical assistance, capacity-building or peer learning

    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

    By 2020, create 300 partnerships between business and education sectors.

    BY: Dec 2019

Start

01-Feb-2016

End

31-Jan-2020

USD 100,000

Estimated total value of the commitment

13,184

young people to benefit directly from this commitment

Target: Only young people

Primarily:
  • Young people in urban areas
  • Young people in rural areas
  • Young women
  • Young men

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