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World Youth Skills Day


World Youth Skills Day is celebrated on July 15 every year.

It celebrates the strategic importance of equipping young people with skills to find jobs, secure decent work, and start businesses, according to the United Nations.

This year's World Youth Skills Day celebrates the ongoing focus on the Transforming Education Summit, and contributes to its Thematic Action Track on "Learn and develop skills for life, work, and sustainability".

By, with, and for young people, the summit is one of the most influential global events of the century.

In collaboration with UNESCO, ILO, and the Office of the Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth, the Permanent Missions of Portugal and Sri Lanka to the United Nations are hosting the "Transforming youth skills for the future" global event.

During the conference, youth, governments, UN agencies, private sector representatives and civil society representatives will gather to examine the effects of current crises on youth and how young people may adapt to an ever-changing world.

It is usually marked by opportunities for young people to interact with educational institutions, employers, policymakers, and development partners through events celebrating the occasion.

Due to the world's slow shift to sustainable development, youth training is becoming increasingly important.

China, France, the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom, and the United States, as well as other signatories, ratified the United Nations Charter on 24 October 1945, following the end of World War II.

Global peace and security, humanitarian assistance, human rights, and international law have always been the aims of the organization.

The League of Nations disintegrated prior to the Second World War and it became the successor organization.

In its long history, the United Nations has played a significant role in global politics and its functions have changed as international relations have changed: following the decolonization of the Global South, the end of the Cold War, the rise of the United States as a hegemon, climate change, and refugee crises.

World Youth Skills Day was announced by the United Nations in 2014 and its objective was to raise awareness of young people's skills and their critical role in tomorrow's economy.

As the world transitions to a sustainable development model, this day presents a unique opportunity for policy partners, employers, and development partners to discuss the skills needed.

This world youth skill day is important for three reasons.
1. Youth skills training is imperative, as the day highlights an important issue.
2. The day is the perfect opportunity to support young people around you and there are many ways to do so.
3. This kind of event reminds children that learning important skills is their right.

There are a few ways to observe this World Youth Skills Day
1. In celebration of World Youth Skills Day, the United Nations organizes a panel discussion and a live stream.
2. In order to upskill the world's young people, World Youth Skills Day should be talked about on social media.
3. A young person looking to learn skills you know may benefit from your guidance if you're an adult with a vocation.

So, let us celebrate the strategic importance of equipping young people with skills for employment, decent work and entrepreneurship


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