A New Decade for Gender Equality in Youth Employment

Please note that due to the on-going concern about the outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Annual Conference has been postponed until further notice. 


Alone we are just a drop, but together an ocean determined on bringing about waves of change! With UNDP’s leadership, the annual conference of the Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth will be geared towards scaling up action and impact in achieving gender equality in youth employment. The conference will take place in 2020 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.


International Labour Organization (ILO)

United Nations system entity


  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)


Under the tagline, “A New Decade for Gender Equality in Youth Employment”, the conference will provide an opportunity to unpack the constraints and barriers to achieve gender equality in youth employment solutions and the engagement of young people in productive employment and decent work. The conference will also invite a reflection on the ways forward in bridging the gender gap in the world of work and delve into the opportunities for young women’s access to, participation and advancement in the labour market

The annual conference is one of the highlights of the year for us and we look forward to your participation. We also value your input, partnership and suggestions in shaping the agenda and invite you to fill the form available here.

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