Decent Jobs For Youth Welcomes United nations Major group For Children And Youth's Commitment

United Nations Major Group for Children and Youth (UNMGCY), has committed to host a series of advocacy, knowledge sharing, and capacity building events on youth employment in 2019, to benefit at least 1,200 young people and youth employment stakeholders.

(New York, 10 April 2019) At the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum session on SDG 8, UNMGCY announced its commitment to the Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth (‘Decent Jobs for Youth’). UNMGCY is the United Nations General Assembly-mandate and self-organised space for children and youth to contribute to and engage in the United Nations, and it acts as a bridge between young people and the UN system to ensure that their right to meaningful participation is realized.

“Decent work means working on issues that matter, with and for the people you care about.” said by Peter Loewi, Global Focal Point from UNMGCY. The commitment by UNMGCY will boost action around Decent Jobs for Youth’s thematic priority on Green Jobs for Youth and Youth in Fragile Situations. With its mandate on advocacy, knowledge, youth action, and capacity building, UNMGCY’s commitment aims to:

  • Facilitate discussion about decent work and sustainable economies;

  • Share knowledge from youth and the experts alike;

  • Build capacity and skills for young people to improve their career situations;

  • Provide a space for participants to launch new actions.

For more information about the commitment, please contact:

  • Mr Peter Loewi, Global Focal Point, UNMGCY I

  • Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth I

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

Decent Jobs for Youth was launched in 2016 as an UN System-wide effort, focusing on the youth employment challenge that is central to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Today, Decent Jobs for Youth has emerged as a global, multi-stakeholder initiative that brings together governments, social partners, the private sector, youth and civil society organizations, in an effort to scale up action and impact on youth employment. 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. Commitments are pledges to tackle the critical barriers that prevent young people from accessing decent work and improve the quantity and quality of jobs, in support of the Sustainable Development Goals.


  • United Nations Major Group for Children and Youth (MGCY)

New York , United States of America

Published Date

10 April 2019