15 July: World Youth Skills Day 2022 and its Significance

15 July: World Youth Skills Day 2022 and its Significance

Every year on July 15, World Youth Skills Day emphasizes the importance of equipping young people with skills for employment, decent work, and entrepreneurship.

This day aims to equip young people across the globe with essential skills for employment, work, and entrepreneurship. On this day, we honor, acknowledge, and celebrate the importance of equipping young people with skills for employment and entrepreneurship.

World Youth Skills Day 2022 takes place amid concerted efforts to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, a challenge interconnected with climate change, conflict, remaining poverty, rising inequality, rapid technological change, and demographic transitions.

World Youth Skills Day 2022: Theme

This Year the Day will be celebrated under the theme ‘Transforming youth skills for the future”, which takes place amid concerted efforts toward socio-economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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World Youth Skills Day: History

The United Nations General Assembly declared 15 July 2014 as World Youth Skills Day, to celebrate the strategic importance of equipping young people with skills for employment, decent work, and entrepreneurship.

Since then, World Youth Skills Day has provided a unique opportunity for dialogue between young people, TVET institutions, firms, employers’ and workers’ organizations, policymakers, and development partners.

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Why is World Youth Skills Day important?

To celebrate the strategic importance of equipping young people with skills for employment, decent work, and entrepreneurship, the United Nations General Assembly declared 15 July as World Youth Skills Day in 2014. Since then, World Youth Skills Day events have provided a unique opportunity for dialogue between young people, TVET institutions, firms, employers’ and workers’ organizations, policymakers, and development partners. As the world moves towards a sustainable development model, skills are becoming increasingly important.

World Youth Skills Day: Celebration

On World Youth Skills Day 2021, youth will be celebrated for their resilience and creativity throughout the crisis. In a virtual event organized by the Permanent Missions of Sri Lanka and Portugal to the UN, the Office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, UNESCO, and the International Labor Organization, participants will reflect on the skills of today and tomorrow.

World Youth Skills Day can be commemorated by introspecting, speculating, and debating how to hasten the skilling needs of young countries like India.

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