In a bid to create job opportunities for youths by boosting their employment prospects, the International Trade Centre (ITC) and partners of the United Nations (UN) Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth have joined hands to launch a joint Knowledge Facility.
According to ITC, the facility will provide a learning avenue for youths through the provision of searchable and downloadable resources and tools. It will also have policymakers and practitioners coming to learn, share, and engage with young people.
The knowledge facility would build on the work of existing knowledge platforms on youth employment, and maps and links resources and tools related to youth employment and allows users to manage knowledge of, and communicate about, youth employment interventions.
Speaking on the launch, The Nation reported that the Executive Director of ITC, Arancha González said a new digital platform would be featured and it will help share knowledge to young entrepreneurs.
“Our continued collaboration with the Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth now features a new digital platform for young entrepreneurs and youth employment stakeholders alike. Through knowledge sharing and providing access to relevant resources, we support young entrepreneurs in realising their business ideas.”
What you should know: The UN Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth is the multi-stakeholder alliance to scale up action and impact on youth employment under the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
It brings together governments, social partners, youth and civil society organisations, the private sector, the UN System and others working together to share knowledge, leverage resources and take action at country and regional levels to support young people in accessing decent work and productive employment worldwide.
The ITC is a part of the Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth as it has been since its inauguration and continues to lead the thematic area on youth entrepreneurship.