Youth at Heart Virtual Forum 2020: ILO's session on decent jobs for youth

The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs has set up the Youth at Heart virtual forum to address the issues affecting youth around the world. This session will feature an interactive conversation with young people about solutions, including youth-led, to the challenges posed by COVID-19 on themselves and their peers.

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a systematic, deep and disproportionate impact on young people. It has been particularly hard on young women, younger youth and youth in lower-income countries.

The Global Youth and COVID-19 Survey conducted by partners of the Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth finds that the pandemic is inflicting multiple shocks on young people. It is not only destroying their jobs and employment prospects, but also disrupting their education and training and having a serious impact on their mental well-being. This session during the Youth at Heart Forum organised by the Dutch Ministry of Foreig Affairs will feature an interactive conversation with young people about solutions, including youth-led, to the challenges posed by COVID-19 on themselves and their peers.

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a systematic, deep and disproportionate impact on young people. It has been particularly hard on young women, younger youth and youth in lower-income countries.
 

Panelists

  • Ambassador Tijmen Rooseboom, Dutch Ambassador for Youth, Education and Work
  • Ms. Martha Newton, Deputy Director-General for Policy, International Labour Organization
  • Ms. Rabya Anwar, young representative from Employers’ Federation of Pakistan
  • Ms. Jane Njoki Muthoni, Chair, ITUC-Africa Youth Committee

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