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World Youth Skills Day

In 2014, the United Nations General Assembly declared 15 July as World Youth Skills Day, to celebrate the strategic importance of equipping young people with skills for employment, decent work and entrepreneurship.

World Youth Skills Day

In the world there are about 120 million school-age children who do not attend school and who are 621 million, half of all young people in the world, children who do not have access to training to find a job. In the world, in addition to the loss of learning, not going to school means being exposed to a greater risk of child labour, child marriage and other forms of abuse and the risk of being trapped in a cycle of poverty is much greater.

Education and training are central to the achievement of the goals of the 2030 Agenda which provides for the sustainable development goal 4 of being able to "Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all".

The events organized for this day provided a unique opportunity for dialogue between young people, technical and vocational education and training (TVET) institutions, companies, employers' and workers' organisations, policy makers and development partners.