'Skills have a profound relationship with economic and social outcomes... [They are] key to tackling inequality and promoting social mobility.'
(Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development)
In countries around the world, youth unemployment and skills gaps are threatening the growth of economies, the stability of societies and the wellbeing and prospects of individuals.
Never before have there been so many young people on the planet: 1.8 billion people are aged 10 to 24. That’s up from 721 million people ages 10 to 24 in 1950. (UNFPA, 2014)
The youth employment situation is common to all regions in the world and is happening despite improvements in average educational attainment.
We build trust and international opportunities that support efforts to enhance the skills and employability of young people.