Side event for the 51st Commission for Social Development

Innovative Youth Employment Strategies for Decent Work

An ILO event co-sponsored with the United States Mission to the UN

On the occasion of the 51st Commission for Social Development:

Thursday - 7 February 2013 - 1:15pm to 2:45pm
United States Mission to the United Nations
Enter on 45th Street just off 1st Ave

Young people represent the promise of changing societies for the better. Yet, there are not enough jobs for young people. Millions are also not transitioning into decent work and are at the risk of social exclusion and lack access to opportunities that can empower them to be active agents of change for their future and communities.

Exploring the latest developments in increasing youth employment, the United States Mission to the United Nations and the International Labour Organization (ILO) will convene a special forum bringing together key stakeholders to explore the challenges in implementing successful strategies.

Join our discussion to learn how various approaches have been tailored to promote youth employment and how effective education and training programmes can better facilitate the transition from school to work.

Bryce Covert
The Nation and the Roosevelt Insititute

Gerri Fiala
Deputy Assistant Secretary

Employment and Training Administration
U.S. Department of Labor

Karen J. Hanrahan
Deputy Assistant Secretary
Democracy, Human Rights and Labor
U.S. Department of State

Prof. Jennifer Olmstead
Drew University

Ronnie Goldberg
Executive Vice President
U.S. Council for International Business

Young Entrepreneur
UN Habitat Urban Youth Fund Recipient