Decent Jobs for Youth
Save the Children has pledged its commitment to the Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth, focusing on creating scalable and sustainable technology solutions to close employment gaps for marginalized and vulnerable youth. The commitment is delivered in partnership with Accenture, to equip youth with the skills they need to get a job or build a business.
Decent Jobs for Youth was launched in 2016 as a UN system-wide effort, focusing on the youth employment challenge that is central to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It has emerged as a global, multi-stakeholder initiative that brings together governments, social partners, the private sector, youth and civil society organizations, and others. They work together to share knowledge, leverage resources and take action at country and regional level to support young people in accessing decent work and productive employment worldwide.
Of the 200 million people worldwide actively seeking work, a disproportionate 75 million are youth and young adults under the age of 25. Marginalized and vulnerable youth often lack the skills required to secure decent and safe work.
Save the Children in partnership with Accenture creates scalable and sustainable technology solutions to close employment gaps for marginalized and vulnerable youth. The partnership equips youth with the Transferable Life Skills they need to get a job or build a business and strives to train more than 58,000 young workers from 2017 to 2020, which contributes to Accenture’s Skills to Succeed goal of skilling 3 million people globally by 2020. Together, Save the Children and Accenture have created programming that reaches youth aged 15-24 in Bangladesh, Indonesia, Italy, Mexico, and Vietnam.