Focusing on resilience, the World Youth Skills Day 2020 will take stock of the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on skills development and explore strategies in response to the unfolding economic crisis. This entails preparing young people with the capacities to respond to rapid changes in employment and entrepreneurship in the sectors that are hardest hit by the crisis. In the longer term, this means adapting skills development systems to changes in the world economy that the pandemic and recession will bring.
The event is organized by the Permanent Missions of Sri Lanka and Portugal to the UN, the Office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, UNESCO and ILO. Join and engage in this virtual celebration, which brings together young people, the UN Member States, TVET institutions, the private sector, workers’ organizations, policy makers and development partners.