Interactive Workshop

ILO and UNDP join forces for the youth!

Joining forces to assess the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on the youth and enable their voice, ILO and UNDP set out to help the youth deal with the challenges of finding jobs in the post-pandemic period, and most importantly, maintain their motivation.

News | Webinar | 30 November 2020
The COVID-19 Resilience and Response Project, as a part of the integrated response developed by UNDP against COVID-19 health, human and development crisis at global, regional and national level, addresses the strengthening of the healthcare system, inclusive and integrated crisis management and response, socio-economic and human rights impacts of COVID-19, and deals with the crisis caused by the pandemic by engaging in various activities.

In the context of youth employment as one of its core areas of work, ILO works both at global level and in Turkey on how the youth are impacted by COVID-19 pandemic in terms of accessing decent jobs, what problems they face and what solutions can be formulated. Advocating access to decent jobs as a fundamental human right, ILO is among the strategic partners of the Global Initiative for Decent Jobs for Youth that brings together governments, UN agencies, business community, youth organisations and youth.

In this context, UNDP and ILO will jointly organise online workshops and a youth forum for the youth who are Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET). During the events, ILO’s report on youth unemployment will be shared; the youth will be consulted on the findings of the report; and the employment-related problems facing the youth in the post-pandemic period will be assessed.

The first of the inclusive, interactive workshops for NEET youth will be held online on Wednesday, 2 December 2020. The workshop expects participation from the youth with disabilities as well.

The Workshop on Impact of COVID-19 on Youth Unemployment is organised by and under two projects, namely the “COVID-19 Resilience and Response” Project implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) with funding from the Government of Japan, and the Project “Decent Work Opportunities for Refugees and Host Communities in Turkey” implemented by the International Labour Organization (ILO) with funding from the US Department of State, Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (USPRM).

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