High-level event on Youth Employment for Peace and Resilience
In June 2017, the International Labour Conference adopted the Recommendation 205 (2017) on Employment and Decent Work for Peace and Resilience, which provides new and updated guidance on how to promote jobs and decent work opportunities in response to crises arising from conflict and disasters. This event will introduce the Recommendation, discuss specific challenges faced by young women and men in fragile situations, and highlight lessons learned and ways forward.
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Today, about two billion people live in countries where development outcomes are affected by conflict, violence and disasters. More than one third of this population are young women and men, 15 to 24 years of age. Fragile situations disrupt every aspect of life and create additional barriers for young people who are already disproportionately affected by unemployment and decent work deficits. Recommendation 205 (2017) on Employment and Decent Work for Peace and Resilience. pays special attention to children and young people in fragile situations, offering evidence-based advice to enhance their protection, education and training, as well as measures to smooth youth’s transition into decent work. The event is co-organized by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) together with the Ministry of Employment and Social Security of Spain and the Permanent Mission of Tunisia to the United Nations.