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World Youth Skills Day

Respondents to a survey of TVET institutions, jointly collected by UNESCO, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the World Bank, reported that distance training has become the most common way of imparting skills, with considerable difficulties regarding, among others, curricula adaptation, trainee and trainer preparedness, connectivity, or assessment and certification processes.

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Youth Mobilize to Support Egypt’s Front-Line Health Workers

Human Wrongs Watch

CAIRO, Egypt (UNFPA)*“Every morning we meet with the intention of packing as many kits as we can, to be delivered to the health workers who are working hard to protect us,” 22-year-old Ammar told UNFPA.



Youth Exclusion from Jobs and Training on the Rise

Human Wrongs Watch

Young people face an uncertain future in the labour market because of automation, the narrow focus of much vocational training and the lack of jobs to match their qualifications, says a new ILO report.

GENEVA, 9 March 2020 (ILO)* – The number of young people currently not in employment, education or training (NEET) is rising, and young women are more than twice as likely as their male counterparts to be affected, according to a new International Labour Organization (ILO) report.


Youth Standing Up for Human Rights – Human Rights Day 2019

Young people represent the majority of the population in most developing countries, where they are often directly exposed to the effects of climate change, conflict, exclusion or economic instability. And in many parts of the world, it is still difficult for youth to be heard — and to influence decision-making processes.


UNDP is proud to continue to help empower young people to better know and claim their rights – which is critical to help build a brighter, more sustainable and more inclusive future. ©UNDP / Freya Morales

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New Development Models to Drive Growth and Employment for Youth in Africa

Human Wrongs Watch

Durban, 14 November 2019 (UN Environment)* The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) today launched the Global Environment Outlook-6 (GEO-6) for Youth in Africa report on the margins of the 17th session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN).


Pixabay (photo posted here from UN Environment).

The report analyses the economic opportunities that Africa’s natural resources can provide for job creation and sustainable development. It also provides a package of solutions to tackle Africa’s youth unemployment through the Green Economy.

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Africa’s Youth Make Land Restoration Their Business

Human Wrongs Watch

ACCRA, Ghana/JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Nov 1 2019 (IPS)*– The last time Siyabulela Sokomani ran a marathon he did so with a tree strapped to his back. A native wild olive sapling to be exact. It affected his race time for sure, with the seasoned runner completing the 42.2 km race in 4.42 hours rather than his usual 3.37 hours.


Drone visual of the area in Upper East Region, Ghana prior to restoration taken in 2015. Experts say that Africa’s youth need to become involved in land restoration projects. Credit: Albert Oppong-Ansah /IPS

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More than Half of South Asian Youth Are Not on Track to Have the Education and Skills Necessary for Employment in 2030

Human Wrongs Watch

South Asia has the largest youth labour force in the world with nearly 100,000 young people entering the labour market each day.




KATHMANDU/NEW YORK/MUMBAI, 30 October 2019  (UNICEF)* An estimated 54 per cent of South Asian youth leave school without the necessary skills to get a decent job in the next decade, according to data produced by the Global Business Coalition for Education (GBC-Education), the Education Commission, and UNICEF.

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Youths from Around the World Champion Wildlife Protection

Human Wrongs Watch

25 October 2019 (UN Environment)*Environmental crime has become the world’s fourth-largest crime sector, growing at 2–3 times the rate of the global economy. INTERPOL and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) estimate that natural resources worth up to US$258 billion are being stolen by criminal syndicates, depriving countries of their resources, revenues and development opportunities.


Photo by Twitter @WildlifeSummit (posted here from UN Environment).

Food and Agriculture: Youth as Agents of Change

Human Wrongs Watch

10 August 2019 (FAO)*There are currently 1.8 billion people between the ages of 10 and 24 in the world, the largest young population ever.


Students drawing during a JFFLS session in Samba, Central African Republic. | Photo from FAO.

On the occasion of International Youth Day (12 August), have a look at FAO’s selection of publications relating to youth and their role as agents of change.

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International Youth Day

12 August 2019 (United Nations)*There are currently 1.8 billion young people between the ages of 10 and 24 in the world. This is the largest youth population ever.
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