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New York, July 15 (Canadian-Media): UNESCO and the UNEVOC Network will join the global celebrations to mark World Youth Skills Day (WYSD) on July 15 and raise awareness about the importance of youth skills development!
World Youth Skills Day. Image credit: Facebook page
Young people are almost three times more likely to be unemployed than adults and continuously face the challenges of greater labour market inequalities. The aim of WYSD is to advocate for skills as an important factor to improve young people’s transitions to decent work, and to highlight the crucial role of skilled youth in addressing today’s most challenging global issues.
This World Youth Skills Day, let us emphasize the importance of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in providing youth with the opportunities to develop their competencies and accelerate their transition to work.
To raise awareness about WYSD, the following events will be held at UN Headquarters in New York:
How can you support World Youth Skills Day?
UNEVOC Centres are encouraged to host their own events and take part in the photo competition and story series to celebrate World Youth Skills Day.
In our downloads section, you can find printable material to display at your WYSD workshop, meeting, or event. Let us know how you are celebrating by tagging us on Twitter and Facebook or by submitting information about your event to unevoc.skills(at)unesco.org.
Do you have plans for WYSD? Tell us about them by filling up the online form.
UNESCO-UNEVOC will provide a brief overview of UNEVOC Centres’ WYSD activities at UN Headquarters in New York on July 15. The more you can share before this date, the better! We will also follow-up with you after July 15 to request a brief description of your successful activities.