Rising youth unemployment is one of the most significant problems facing economies and societies in today’s world, for developed and developing countries alike. The latest Global Employment Trends for Youth 2020: Technology and the future of jobs shows that since 2017, there has been an upward trend in the number of youth not in employment, education or training.The importance of developing skilled youth is at the core of this year’s 2020 message for World Youth Skills Day. Several virtual events focused on the theme of “Skills for a Resilient Youth”.
Education and training are central to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goal 2030 Agenda. The Sustainable Development Goal 4 “Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all”.
About World Youth Skills Day
In 2014, the United Nations General Assembly declared 15 July as World Youth Skills Day, to celebrate the strategic importance of equipping young people with skills for employment, decent work and entrepreneurship. Since then, World Youth Skills Day events have provided a unique opportunity for dialogue between young people, technical and vocational education and training institutions. Participants have highlighted the ever-increasing significance of skills as the world is embarking on a transition towards a sustainable model of development.