ICSB commits to Decent Jobs for Youth
International Council for Small Business commits to Decent Jobs for Youth, on dynamic entrepreneurship support for youth
The International Council for Small Business (ICSB) has launched its commitment to the Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth. ICSB pledges to support 3,000 youth through ICSB Academy in boosting creativity, innovation, and small business creation among students and youths.
The ICSB, founded in 1955, is the oldest and largest non-profit organization devoted to small business internationally. The ICSB is represented in more than 85 countries and is a platform that distributes new knowledge and information on small business management and entrepreneurial development. It was the driving force behind the United Nations Resolution to create an International Micro-, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs) Day, celebrated annually on June 27th.
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.
The commitment by ICSB is in with partners from multiple sectors. It is centred on the thematic areas that cover Digital Skills for Youth, Transitions to the formal economy, and Youth entrepreneurship and self-employment.
For more information, please contact:
Dr. Winslow Sargeant I International Council for Small Business (ICSB) I firstname.lastname@example.org
Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth I email@example.com