War Child Sweden Commits to Decent Jobs for Youth on securing long-term employment for marginalized

War Child Sweden pledged a commitment to Decent Jobs for Youth on providing psychosocial support and other services to empower young people through the Hope for the Future project, which provides youth covered by the Swedish Upper Secondary School Act with supports and tools needed to be eligible for permanent residency and to access employment in Sweden within 6 months after graduation.

War Child Sweden works exclusively to improve the lives of children and youth affected by conflict, with a mission to increase awareness of their situation in war and to work for their rights.

The commitment focuses on supporting vulnerable youth’s transition to employment in Sweden. Through the project, youth who are experiencing mental health stress are supported by mentors trained by War Child Sweden, with first-aid psychosocial support as well as an introduction to Swedish culture and society. Young people also receive practical help with cover letter and CV writing, LinkedIn and Yobber registration, and interviews. Additionally, throughout the project, advocacy campaigns and collaboration between civil society organisations and the private sector will be facilitated to broaden the impact of the project by raising the awareness of the public on the issues faced by conflict-affected youth.

War Child Sweden’s commitment will boost action and impact on the thematic area of Youth in fragile situations and Transition to the formal economy to realize the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.


The Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Decent Jobs for Youth was launched in 2016 as a UN system-wide effort, focusing on the youth employment challenge that is central to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It has emerged as a global, multi-stakeholder initiative that brings together governments, social partners, the private sector, youth and civil society organizations, and others. They work together to share knowledge, leverage resources and take action at country and regional level, to support young people in accessing decent work and productive employment worldwide. 

For more information, please contact:

  • Andrina Linnell, Production Manager, War Child Sweden I andrina.linnell@warchild.se

  • Elena Butti, Youth Empowerment Specialist, War Child Holland I elena.butti@warchild.nl

  • Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for YouthI decentjobsforyouth@ilo.org


Published Date

11 August 2022