World Youth Skills Day
Rising unemployment among young people is one of the biggest problems faced by the economies and societies of developed and developing countries alike. Where the number of unemployed exceeds 200 million people around the world. According to data from the Iraqi Ministry of Planning, 22% of Iraqi youth aged 15-29 are unemployed. On July 15, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) salutes the International Youth Skills Day, under the theme “Youth Skills for Sustainability and Innovation”, which aims to raise awareness of the importance of developing youth skills.
The active involvement of young people in sustainable development efforts is an essential necessity for achieving sustainable, inclusive and stable societies. Education and training are key to success in the labor market. Evidence suggests that young people lack sufficient skills to compete in the labor market, Of the UN sustainable development goals.
Within this framework, the United Nations Foundation for Relief and Sustainable Development (FUAD) implemented the employment project funded by CHRISTIAN AID and in collaboration with the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs represented by vocational training centers in Kirkuk and Tikrit. During the first half of this year, 93 males and females were trained for three months on life skills and professions, and equipped with the necessary materials to enter the labor market. Emphasis has been placed on displaced youth and host communities.