Joost Monks, Executive Director at NORRAG, joined partners of the Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth on 2-3 May 2018 at the International Labour Organization (ILO) in Geneva for the Innovations for Decent Jobs for Youth event.
Decent Jobs for Youth is the global initiative to scale up action and impact on youth employment under the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Launched in 2016, with the endorsement of the executive heads of the United Nations, Decent Jobs for Youth is a unique platform to address fragmentation and catalyse effective and innovative action at country and regional levels. With 22 UN entities at its nucleus, the initiative has grown today into an inclusive multi- stakeholder alliance, encompassing over 20 pledges for action that aim at improving the quantity and the quality of jobs for over 16 million young women and men around the world.
The event brought together the resources and expertise of multiple partners to create linkages that maximize the effectiveness of youth employment investments, recognizing the key roles of governments, social partners, the UN System, youth and civil society, the private sector, regional institutions, parliamentarians, foundations, academia and the media.
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