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Webinar Event on World Youth Skills Day "Skills for a Resilient Youth in the Era of COVID-19 and Beyond"
15 Jul 2020 -  The World Youth Skills Day 2020 will take stock of the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on skills development and explore how the sector can respond to the unfolding economic crisis. The focus will be on resilience.
The observance will take place in a challenging context. First, the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown measures have led to the worldwide disruption of education and closure of TVET institutions and firms, threatening the continuity of skills development, including apprenticeships and internships. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) estimates that nearly three-quarters of the world’s learners were affected by school closures across education levels by early May. Second, the economic recession that has resulted from the COVID-19 crisis is causing a massive rise in un- and underemployment, as over one in six young people have stopped working since the onset of the COVID-19 crisis, according to the ILO’s estimates.
The World Youth Skills Days is co-organized by the Permanent Missions of Portugal and Sri Lanka to the United Nations, together with UNESCO, ILO and the Office of the Secretary- General’s Envoy on Youth.
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