Asean Youth Community commits to Decent Jobs for Youth, equipping youth with 21st-century skills

The Asean Youth Community (AYC) has launched its commitment to the Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth. Asean Youth Community by Character and Leadership Academy, powered by National Youth Council of Singapore and in partnership with UN-MGCY, pledges to equip ASEAN youth with 21st-century skills for the future of work and build an ecosystem that allows for continuous growth and empowerment of youth.

AYC is a Singapore-based regional programme engaging youth as partners for sustainable development.  AYC operates by collaborating with public and private stakeholders to pool resources, reach out to low-income communities, and facilitate opportunities for youth growth. The commitment aims to equip 3,500 youth with 21st-century skills through AYC partners and hubs across ASEAN countries. Participating youth will have the opportunity to learn about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and develop leadership skills.

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, with current commitments aimed at supporting more than 18 million young people in accessing decent work and productive employment worldwide.

The commitment by AYC follows the strategy and guiding principles of the Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth to engage young people as active agents of change in the 2030 Agenda.

For more information, please contact:

Ms. Lei Motilla I ASEAN Youth Community I

Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth I


  • Asean Youth Community


Published Date

04 March 2019