Innovations for Decent Jobs for Youth

The event will provide a platform for governments, social partners, youth and civil society, private sector, UN entities, foundations and beyond to explore collaboration on innovations that work for decent jobs for youth under the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The event will bring together partners of Decent Jobs for Youth to: • ACTION: Stimulate innovative thinking and collaboration on youth employment • FINANCE: Exchange lessons learned and good practices on innovative financing to scale up action on youth employment. • PARTNERSHIP: Create a space for collaboration and networking, launch new commitments and highlight how existing commitments translate into action.

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Entity

International Labour Organization (ILO)

United Nations system entity

Partners

  • Citi Foundation
  • Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
  • International Labour Organization (ILO)
  • International Telecommunications Union (ITU)
  • International Trade Centre (ITC)
  • Luxembourg, Ministère des Affaires Etrangères et de l'Immigration
  • Spain, Ministry of Labour, Migration and Social Security
  • Nestlé
  • Office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth (OSGEY)
  • United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF)
  • United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
  • United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA)
  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
  • United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)
  • United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
  • United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
  • United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
  • World Health Organization (WHO)
  • United Nations Major Group for Children and Youth (MGCY)
  • NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency

description

Today, over 66 million youth are without a job globally and nearly 145 million youth are working, yet living in poverty. Launched in 2016, Decent Jobs for Youth has evolved as the global initiative to scale up action and impact on youth employment under the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. In 2017, partners of Decent Jobs for Youth prepared thematic plans of action anchored in rigorous and empirical evidence. The plans highlight what works, identify innovations, and offer concrete ideas to scale up action and impact across the thematic priorities . With a concrete value proposition, Decent Jobs for Youth launched its engagement platform centred on the commitments of partners in November 2017, expanding the alliance with strategic partners from governments, social partners, youth and civil society, private sector and beyond. In 2018, Decent Jobs for Youth will be translating evidence into action at country level. To support scalability, partners will direct efforts towards identifying innovations that work. This effort includes initiating a conversation about innovative financing for youth employment and exploring cutting-edge mechanisms with potential for wide replication and high impact on labour market outcomes of youth. The event will provide a global platform for governments, social partners, youth and civil society, private sector, UN entities and beyond to foster collaboration on Decent Jobs for Youth under the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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