Impacts of Covid-19 pandemic on young people tackled at ’20 Int’l Youth Day online celebration

Impacts of Covid-19 pandemic on young people tackled at ’20 Int’l Youth Day online celebration

By Tracy Cabrera

IN celebrating International Youth Day 2020 yesterday, August 12, partners of the Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth launched a virtual event with the latest reports on the impact of the coronavirus global pandemic on the youth around the world.

Entitled ‘Youth and Covid-19: Impacts on Youth Employment, Education, Rights and Well-Being’, the report presented the findings of the Global Survey Youth and Covid-19 that was conducted between April and May the current year.

The webinar facilitated an interactive conversation among young people and youth development stakeholders on solutions to address the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on young people.

Webinar participants, including those from the Philippines, explored opportunities to foster young people’s economic inclusion and maximize their contributions to “building back better” opportunities for development of the youth.

Change-makers from all ages and sectors, committed to make decent jobs a reality for young people.

The Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth underscored the challenge worldwide which focused on nearly 68 million youth who are now unemployed as well as nearly 126 million youth who are presently working yet living in poverty.

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