Operationalizing the Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth

The overall objective is to support the operationalization of the Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth, the overarching platform for the promotion of youth employment in support of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The commitment focuses on expanding the strategic multi-stakeholder alliance of the Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth, scaling up action at country and regional levels, and promoting knowledge about what works and how to improve labour market outcomes of youth. The project is implemented through a collaboration between the Ministry of Labour, Migration and Social Security, Spain, and the International Labour Organization (ILO).

Entity

Spain, Ministry of Labour, Migration and Social Security 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

Sustainable Development Goals & targets

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

description

The collaboration between the Ministry of Labour, Migration and Social Security, Spain, and the International Labour Organization (ILO) aims to support the operationalization of the Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth. The collaboration focuses on four strategic elements of Decent Jobs for Youth: (i) building a strategic alliance, (ii) scaling up action and impact, (iii) sharing and applying knowledge, and (iv) mobilizing resources. In this context, the project supports the strategic multi-stakeholder alliance by initiating consultations and convening key youth employment stakeholders; by initiating concrete action at country level, based on the thematic priorities; by developing and operationalizing the knowledge facility; and by exploring linkages to funds and financing opportunities in support of country level work on youth employment.

Deliverables and links to SDG targets

  • 2,038,767 United States dollars committed to public-private and civil society partnerships in support of decent jobs for youth

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

    Technical and financial support (EUR 2 million) to operationalize the Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth

    BY: Oct 2019
  • 3 knowledge sharing or advocacy tactics on youth employment carried out, including events, campaigns and media items

    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

    Knowledge about what works in youth employment is disseminated in at least three events of the Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth

    BY: Oct 2019

Start

01-Nov-2017

End

31-Oct-2019

USD 2,038,767

Estimated total value of the commitment

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

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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