July 15th : World Youth Skills Day

In December 2014, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution declaring 15th July as World Youth Skills Day.

 

United Nations World Youth Skills Day

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The General Assembly of the United Nations in 1948, adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which recognizes the right of labor. The right to work has a strong social character because it is directly linked to the physical and mental health of the individual. Skills development is vital for a smooth transition to work for young people and it also reduces poverty.

Skills development reduces poverty and better equips young people to find decent jobs. It triggers a process of empowerment and self-esteem that benefits everyone. UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon

According to the Millennium Development Goals Report 2015 , 74 million young people (aged 15 to 24) were looking for work in 2015 and the youth unemployment rate is almost three times higher than the rate for adults.


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