Save the Children commits to Decent Jobs for Youth on scalable tech solutions for youth employment

Save the Children has pledged its commitment to the Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth, focusing on creating scalable and sustainable technology solutions to close employment gaps for marginalized and vulnerable youth. The commitment is delivered in partnership with Accenture, to equip youth with the skills they need to get a job or build a business.

The commitment contributes to Accenture’s Skills to Succeed corporate citizenship initiative. The partnership offers transferable life skills, entrepreneurship, vocational and on-the-job skills training, career counselling, mentoring, business start-up services and job linkages to urban youth aged 15-24. The commitment seeks to provide 58,000 disadvantaged youth in Bangladesh, Indonesia, Italy, Mexico and Vietnam by 2020 with the skills needed to get a job or start a business. The goal is that at least 36,000 (63%) of them will secure a new or better-quality job or build a business.

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.

Save the Children’s commitment to Decent Jobs for Youth boosts action and impact in thematic priority areas including digital skills for youth, transitions to the formal economy, and youth entrepreneurship and self-employment.

For more information, please contact:

  • Ms. Magdalena Fulton I Save the Children I

  • Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth I


  • Accenture

  • Save the Children

Washington, DC , United States of America

Published Date

23 May 2019