Young, Green, and Digital: Global Conference of Decent Jobs for Youth

The Conference aims at accelerating efforts at global, regional and country-level to improve the lives of young people around the world. It will bring together governments, social partners, youth and civil society organizations, private sector, foundations, academia, regional and multilateral organizations, and many more partners to:

  • Stimulate innovative thinking and promote mutual learning on skills and job creation strategies for youth in the green and digital economies.
  • Broker concrete collaboration and partnerships among participants.
  • Mobilize political will and resources to scale up investment in decent jobs for youth, with a particular focus on disadvantaged youth groups.

Location
The conference will be hosted in Kigali, Rwanda. Venue: Ubumwe Grande Hotel
As the in-person registration for the event has closed, we invite you to follow the event virtually. by registering at the link below.

Language
English, with audio captions available in French and Spanish for selected sessions.

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Entity

International Labour Organization (ILO)

United Nations system entity

Partners

  • Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL)
  • Education for Employment (EFE)
  • International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
  • International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
  • International Labour Organization (ILO)
  • Making Cents International
  • Plan International
  • United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
  • United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
  • United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
  • Youth Business International (YBI)
  • United Nations Major Group for Children and Youth (MGCY)
  • World YMCA
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands
  • VVOB
  • Shengma Cultural and Creative Co., Ltd.
  • THE WORLD BANK
  • The Ministry of Foreign Affairs & European Affairs of Luxembourg
  • TofaraOnline
  • JuventudEsGTO

Sustainable Development Goals & targets

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THEMATIC DEEP DIVES

  • Financing just transitions for young people
  • Digital economy opportunities for young refugees
  • Coding a greener future
  • Navigating career paths in the green and digital economies
  • Sustainable agriculture and job creation for rural youth
  • Employability, mindsets and inclusivity for the future of digital and green economies
  • Promoting gender equality in the green and digital economies
  • Rights at work for youth
  • Youth voices shaping the green and digital agenda
  • A circular economy with and for young people

CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Matchmaking workshops on digital and green transitions
  • Young experts and change-makers -led sessions
  • A marketplace of youth employment actors and other networking activities
  • A donor’s meeting on 24 May (Youth Employment Funders Group)
 

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