Social dialogue on youth employment and green jobs: The National Green Youth Forums

OIJ commits to organize 5 National Youth Forums in IberoAmerica countries in 2019 with the participation of approximately 250 young people. The National Youth Forums led by the Alliance ILO-OIJ, promote the conversations and participation of young people and social actors to identify challenges and strategies to strengthen youth employment in relation to green jobs. The outcomes, in the form of national and/or regional reports are presented within the framework of the Climate Change Conference COP25, 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

  • International Labour Organization (ILO)

    United Nations system entity

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

  • 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

  • Instituto Nacional de Juventud de Chile. National Youth Institute of Chile

    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
  • 11.3 By 2030, enhance inclusive and sustainable urbanization and capacity for participatory, integrated and sustainable human settlement planning and management in all countries
  • 13.3 Improve education, awareness-raising and human and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction and early warning
  • 13.b Promote mechanisms for raising capacity for effective climate change-related planning and management in least developed countries and small island developing States, including focusing on women, youth and local and marginalized communities
  • 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 the Alliance ILO-OIJ. 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”. As seen in the successful results of previous National Youth Forums in 2017-2018, this initiative promotes the dialogue and participation of young people and social actors to define the main challenges and strategies that impact youth employment with the main focus on new employment opportunities and skills related to green jobs that appear in the transition of economies towards a more ecological model. OIJ’s commitment is to organize 5 National Youth Forums in the IberoAmerica region in 2019, with the participation of 250 young people, listening and supporting them in developing youth employment proposals and contributing to make their voices heard at higher policy-making levels. In addition, the National Forums contributes to decent jobs of youth by presenting the youth proposals and regional recommendations reports at the youth event within the framework of the Climate Change Conference in Santiago, Chile (COP25), with active participation of governmental and civil society representatives and with the objective of nourishing 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

    Presentation of youth proposals and regional recommendations from National Youth Forums at youth event in Climate Change Conference (COP25), with active participation of government and civil society representatives to nourish implementation of public policies. Advocacy campaign adapted to target audiences to promote the strategies and awareness about challenges identified.

    BY: Dec 2019
  • 5 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

    5 national reports based on their respective National Youth Forum, analyzing the discussed proposals and trends on green jobs and youth employment, as well as policy recommendation. One regional report that systematizes the main findings from an IberoAmerican perspective.

    BY: Dec 2019
  • National strategies for youth employment supported in their development or operationalization in 5 countries (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Mexico)

    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

    The systematization of the youth proposals on the national reports and regional recommendations are reflected in the policies and programs carried out by the 5 National Youth Organisms involved.

    BY: Dec 2019

Start

15-Sep-2019

End

31-Dec-2019

USD 12,000

Estimated total value of the commitment

250

young people to benefit directly from this commitment

Target: Only young people 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-35

Primarily:
  • Young people in urban areas
  • Young people in rural areas
  • Young women
  • Young men
  • Graduates of second-level education and students in third-level education or beyond

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