The day is aimed to recognize the importance of equipping young people across the world with skills for employment and entrepreneurship.
World Youth Skills Day is observed on 15 July every year. The day is aimed to recognize the importance of equipping young people across the world with skills for employment and entrepreneurship. The day also aims to highlight the crucial role of skilled youth in addressing current and future global challenges.
World Youth Skills Day 2020 is to take place in a challenging context. The coronavirus pandemic and lockdown measures have led to the worldwide closure of technical and vocational education and training (TVET) institutions, threatening the continuity of skills development.
Many virtual events focusing on the theme of “Skills for a Resilient Youth” is organized to mark the occasion.
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO)-International Project on Technical and Vocational Education (UNEVOC) is organizing a Virtual Conference on Skills for a Resilient Youth for a week. It will be held from 6-14 July 2020.
History: In December 2014, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) passed a resolution and declared 15th July as World Youth Skills Day. UNGA established the day with an aim to achieve better socio-economic conditions for the youth as a means of addressing the challenges of unemployment and underemployment. World Youth Skills Day is an opportunity for young people, training institutions, public and private sector stakeholders to celebrate and acknowledge the importance of equipping young people with skills for employment, decent work, and entrepreneurship.