UNited For Youth Employment in Cambodia - United Nations Joint Programme

UNited For Youth Employment in Cambodia is a United Nations Joint Programme aimed at supporting young women and men to obtain decent and productive employment opportunities. The programme supports the implementation of the National Employment Policy and facilitates young people’s entrance to the labour force, particularly for disadvantaged and vulnerable groups.  The programme is financially supported by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation. It is co-funded by the ILO, UNDP, UNESCO, UNICEF and UNV, and implemented in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training and several public and private partners.

Entity

International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations system entity

Technical assistance, expertise and implementation; Financial and/or in-kind contribution

Partners

  • Cambodia, Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training

    Government or intergovernmental entity

    Technical assistance, expertise and implementation; Policy, advocacy and convening power

  • Cambodia, Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports

    Government or intergovernmental entity

    Technical assistance, expertise and implementation; Policy, advocacy and convening power

  • Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)

    Government or intergovernmental entity

    Financial and/or in-kind contribution

Sustainable Development Goals & targets

  • 1.2 By 2030, reduce at least by half the proportion of men, women and children of all ages living in poverty in all its dimensions according to national definitions
  • 4.4 By 2030, substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship
  • 5.5 Ensure women's full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision-making in political, economic and public life
  • 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
  • 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

UNited For Youth Employment in Cambodia aims to increase decent and productive employment opportunities for young women and men. The programme assists the Royal Government of Cambodia in the implementation of national policies, including the National Employment Policy, in three areas: Access to quality formal and non-formal education including volunteerism to develop relevant technical and vocational skills. This includes the following activities: Conduct research on the macroeconomic effect of investment in education and skills development; Strengthen the certification system of TVET institutions; Develop quality market and industry-driven skills programmes; Launch labour market and volunteering programmes. Adequate entrepreneurial and business skills to create and develop sustainable enterprises. This includes the following activities: Expand entrepreneurship education modules to more secondary education institutions and TVET programmes; Offer business training for out-of-school youth; Strengthen business development services. Reduced risk of abuse and discrimination at work: This includes the following activities: Support government ministries with enhanced knowledge on youth rights at work; Inform youth about their rights and employment prospects; Provide in-factory literacy programmes; Scale up life skills and peer education programmes. The programme impacts government officials, local businesses and other stakeholders. The programme and its public-private partnerships promote gender equality and women’s economic empowerment. The programme closely involves private sector stakeholders and is designed based on lessons learned about the effectiveness of youth employment interventions. The programme is expected to be the first phase contributing to the larger framework of creating enabling conditions for decent work opportunities for young women and men in Cambodia.

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Deliverables and links to SDG targets

  • 9,450 young people trained in relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, ICT skills and soft skills

    4.4 By 2030, substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship

    Basic education and TVET for 750 learners; in-factory literacy training for 1,500 youth; life skills and peer education for 7,200 youth

    BY: Aug 2019
  • 1,000 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

    Volunteering programmes launched for 1,000 youth; partnerships established to provide volunteer, apprenticeship and internship opportunities

    BY: Aug 2019
  • 1,850 young people supported through entrepreneurship training, advisory services, access to markets or access to finance

    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

    Entrepreneurship education in secondary education and TVET for youth, including out-of-school youth. Mentoring on social entrepreneurship

    BY: Aug 2019
  • National strategies for youth employment supported in their development or operationalization in 1 country (Cambodia)

    8.b By 2020, develop and operationalize a global strategy for youth employment and implement the Global Jobs Pact of the International Labour Organization

    Implementation of National Employment Policy is supported. TVET certification system strengthened and TVET institutions adopt ASEAN standard

    BY: Aug 2019

Start

01-Sep-2017

End

31-Aug-2019

USD 4,478,000

Estimated total value of the commitment

12,300

young people to benefit directly from this commitment

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

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