Young people are constantly expose to low-quality jobs, greater labor, and market inequalities. They are also suffering by being unemployed, likely three times more than adults. Women are more likely to underemployed and under-paid, and to undertake part-time jobs or work under temporary contacts. World Youth Skills day is celebrating to deal with unemployment and underemployment that we are facing every day. It gives us a clear idea of the challenges of achieving better socio-economic conditions for today’s youth.
In December 2014, 15 July is declared as World Youth Skills Day by the United Nations General Assembly.
The World Youth Skills Day brings us “Skills of a resilient youth”. The recent impact of COVID-19 will make a huge impact on skill development and youth employment. Therefore, it’s a need to develop strategies in response to the unfolding environmental crisis. So, it will benefit the young generation to develop their capabilities and respond to the constant change of environment. So, they can prepare and give a better idea in the job and sector and technical and vocational education and training (TVET). This will result in and change in the economy of the world that is constantly expose to the crisis of COVID-19.
The permanent missions of Sri Lanka and Portugal to the UN, the office of the secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, UNESCO, and ILO organize the event. Private sectors, UN members, worker organizations, and young people will come together to celebrate this event.
• Share good practices from TVET institutions about how they have responded to the pandemic.
• See the changes in job profile and skill needed for entrepreneurship. It helps to gain knowledge about the impact of the pandemic of their sector.
• Assess the short, medium, and long-term impacts of the pandemic in different country contexts and also reflect how TVET systems responds.
• Influence youth to attend workshops and different skill development programme.
Every year World Youth Skills Day brings the opportunity to equip young people with employment skills, decent work, and entrepreneurship. Every year 15 July we celebrate to recognize the strategic importance to achieve a better socio-economic healthy society. It also provides us the changes in global challenges and gives a skilled young generation the idea to tackle them.