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World Youth skill day


This day (July 15th, Youth Skill day) has been observed since the United Nations General Assembly in December 2014 decided to celebrate World Youth Skills Day on July 15. This day is celebrated to strengthen the socio-economic condition of the youth.

Why is World Youth Skills Day important?
In 2014, the United Nations General Assembly declared 15 July 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 events have provided a unique opportunity for dialogue between young people, technical and vocational education and training (TVET) institutions, firms, employers’ and workers’ organizations, policy makers and development partners. Participants have highlighted the ever-increasing significance of skills as the world is embarking on a transition towards a sustainable model of development.

Global Unemployment statistics
Everyone wants to earn a living. Even though the youths have strength in their chests and arms, due to the lack of skills required for employment, they are forced to quietly take some of the money they have got by suppressing the pride of their youth.

A 2015 study by the International Labor Organization (ILO) found that 7,10,000,000 young people around the world were unemployed and the unemployment rate was 13.1%. The ILO also estimated that this number would increase in 2017 in most countries of the world. The ILO's predictions may not be mathematical, but the global system shows that youth unemployment is on the rise.

Youth unemployment is not just a personal problem, it is a problem of structural unemployment. The same is true of research and practice from around the world. Unemployment will increase due to the lack of skills of the workers and the skills required by the market.

Due to globalization and the development of technology, the need for people all over the world is increasing. Various consumer goods and services are also increasing to meet this need. Social complexity is growing and that is why the market is flourishing. This booming market is demanding highly skilled workers. If a skilled worker can get a job even in the so-called lower-level jobs, he can be in a position to meet the basic needs. An example of this can be seen in the so-called developed countries from the income from low-level jobs such as driving, cleaning, etc. This clearly shows the growing need for skilled manpower around the world.

Structural unemployment harms all regions of the world. This undermines not only the global economy but also the goal of sustainable development by 2030 to build an inclusive and equal society. Developing young people's skills is the primary means of empowering them.

The goal of sustainable development by 2030 is also aimed at providing skills and employment opportunities to the youth. In Sustainable Development Goal 4.4, it is written that by 2030, there will be a significant increase in the number of skilled youth and adults. The goal of sustainable development is not the sole responsibility of the United Nations. This means that every nation and community should strive for the development of their society by taking ownership. Nepal shall also take care of Nepal's youth by enhancing the skill and craftsmanship of Nepali youth.

Suyog Dhakal

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