Youth Employment for Peace and Resilience

Supporting youth in fragile situations is a thematic priority of the Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth. It is a multi-stakeholder commitment led by UNDP and ILO with support from UNHCR and UNRWA. The commitments aims to (1) Develop the evidence base about what works to support youth in fragile situations; (2) Develop a comprehensive UN system-wide guidance note on promoting youth employment in fragile situations; and (3) Develop links and partnerships in support of coherent programming for youth in fragile situations.

Entity

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) United Nations system entity

Technical assistance, expertise and implementation

Partners

  • International Labour Organization (ILO)

    United Nations system entity

    Technical assistance, expertise and implementation

  • United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

    United Nations system entity

    Technical assistance, expertise and implementation

  • United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA)

    United Nations system entity

    Technical assistance, expertise and implementation

Sustainable Development Goals & targets

  • 1.5 By 2030, build the resilience of the poor and those in vulnerable situations and reduce their exposure and vulnerability to climate-related extreme events and other economic, social and environmental shocks and disasters
  • 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

description

Supporting youth employment for peace and resilience is a commitment aiming to (1) Develop the evidence base: Gathering evidence based on demonstrated impact to promote decent jobs for youth in fragile situations. This includes inter-agency case studies on best practices and lessons learned from the country offices in the field. (2) Develop a comprehensive guidance note on promoting youth employment in fragile situations: The findings from case studies will be used to develop a guidance note on promoting youth employment in fragile situations in coordination within the UN system; and (3) Develop links and partnerships: The evidence base and guidance note for the UN system will in turn allow  partners to launch tailored interventions at country and regional level and identify synergies with existing initiatives in support of coherent programming. The commitment contribute towards joint plans for action and partnerships. Actions take place within the overarching framework of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, leaving no one behind, so all young people in fragile situations – regardless of gender, ethnicity, ability, socio-economic or migratory status – should be included in our efforts. Young people are specifically named in the agenda as critical agents of change, and their involvement, energy, networks and solutions are indispensable in our actions towards the 2030 Agenda. These efforts are aligned with the Employment and Decent Work for Peace and Resilience Recommendation, 2017 (No. 205).

http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/librarypage/democratic-governance/case-studies-on-youth-employment-in-fragile-situations.html

Deliverables and links to SDG targets

  • 2 knowledge products on youth employment developed

    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

    Case studies on youth employment in fragile situations and UN system-wide guidance note on promoting youth employment in fragile situations

    BY: Dec 2018

Start

01-Jan-2017

End

31-Dec-2018

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

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