Demand-Driven Training for youth employment programs build job-relevant skills valued by employers and useful for self-employment by offering both pre-employment skills development and some form of on-the- job training.
This fact sheet was done as part of a series of fact sheets to support the International Year of Youth. It gives an overview of the state of youth in the Arab region, including education, employment, health, and participation in decision-making processes. It also includes a summary of the UN approach to youth in the region, as well as national efforts to create youth policies.
This publication was prepared in response to requests by youth non-governmental organizations, youth policy practitioners, and young people for a ready reference to the World Programme of Action for Youth, its 15 priority areas, and their corresponding proposals for action. It also includes the means for implementation at the national, regional and international levels.
This paper highlights how the United Nations system and the young people it serves are growing together. By
taking stock of UN system activities related to youth development, the paper assesses how effectively the United
Nations system is responding to this important development challenge, and it helps to identify any gaps that may
exist in their approach.
This paper from UNICEF explains the goal of the Core Commitments for Children (CCC’s) framework and outlines the program and operational commitments required to meet the CCC’s, including livelihoods support for adolescents. It also shows how UNICEF helps achieve the CCC’s through resource mobilization and direct support to partners.
This paper discusses the UNESCO Youth Poverty Alleviation through Tourism and Heritage (Youth PATH) project. The goal of this project is to train youth in poor communities of the Caribbean in the development and documentation of natural and cultural heritage sites to enable these sites to become the center of domestic and/or international tourism and in so doing, develop communities and reduce poverty.
This paper draws on insights from interviews with more than 50 leaders and experts in the private and social sectors who focus on women’s economic empowerment, as well as a global survey of nearly 2,300 senior private sector executives, soliciting their views on their organizations’ current and prospective involvement in women’s economic empowerment in developing countries and emerging markets. Particular sections of this publication specifically address the need to support and invest in adolescent girl’s growth in education and business training.
OECD LEED, Forum on Partnerships and Local Governance
Very often becoming an entrepreneur is the result of a personal decision making process including assessments of opportunities and their costs (being employed, being unemployed, being one’s own boss), risk-reward relationships (what is at stake), and others. Values, beliefs and behaviours, embedded in the culture of a country and a place, influence this decision.
In many developed countries, technologies such as mobile phones, computers and the internet are routinely used by young people in education and employment. Most young people are enthusiastic about technology and the benefits it can bring.
Overcoming the related challenges of child labour and the lack of decent work opportunities for youth will be critical to Rwanda’s progress towards the Millennium Development Goals. The effects of child labour and poor youth employment outcomes are well-documented: both can lead to social vulnerability and societal marginalisation, and both can permanently impair productive potential and therefore influence lifetime patterns of employment and pay.