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World Youth skills 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.
 Let's not forget that this day is celebrated to address the growing trend of unemployment or underemployment. It has also exposed the problem of unemployment not only in Nepal but also in the world economy.

This day is celebrated to address the growing trend of unemployment or underemployment exposing the problem of unemployment not only in Nepal but also in the world economy.

Celebrating youth skills day in 15th July 12, 2020

This year world youth skill day is happening in a challenging context, COVID pandemic and lockdown measures have resulted in the closure of every technical and vocational institution and this strongly threatens the continuation of skills development. UNESCO currently estimates that nearly 70% of the world learners are affected by academic institution closure. This survey was jointly collected by UNESCO, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the World Bank, it reported that distance training has become the most common way of imparting skills, with considerable difficulties regarding, among others, curricula adaptation, trainee and trainer preparedness, connectivity, or assessment and certification processes.

This year focuses on resilience, centralizing the global response of preparing young people and the labor force in response to rapid challenges and changes of post COVID world in employment and entrepreneurship. Adapting skills development and accreditation system to changes in the world economy that the pandemic and recession will bring.

Statistics show that young people are three times more likely to be unemployed than adults. Not only are they unemployed, but they also get low-quality jobs and there is insecurity and inequality at work. Moreover, young women are more likely to be unemployed. From the employment they get, they get a very low salary and are satisfied with temporary work.

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.

“Skills for a Resilient Youth” is World Youth Skills Day 2020 Theme.

Meaningful wishes of youth skills day.

Suyog Dhakal



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