Description/achievement of initiative
Digital Skills Thematic Priority
ITU, together with ILO, is leading the Digital Skills Thematic Priority of Decent Jobs for Youth. The Digital Skills Thematic Plan takes a two-pronged approach, including in-country action and the joint ITU-ILO Digital Skills for Jobs Campaign. ITU contributed the Digital Skills Toolkit as a knowledge resource of Decent Jobs for Youth. Available in six United Nations languages, the Toolkit supports stakeholders in building their digital skills development strategies. ITU continuously raises visibility for the importance of the Digital Skills Thematic Priority and is supporting countries in their digital skills implementation efforts.
ITU will provide support in implementing this campaign through advocacy at relevant international, regional and country events and conferences, social media and online outreach to incentivize a range of stakeholders to train in-and out-of-school youth, offer special training programmes for young women and young entrepreneurs, and train teachers so that educational programmes better prepare young people for the digital economy. ITU advocacy will also provide policy guidelines and tools to countries and related stakeholders, share best practices and online resources to support countries and stakeholders to develop their job-ready digital skills training programmes and policies. ITU and ILO will work together to foster collaboration between ICT, Labour and Education Ministers to ensure that Digital Skills for Youth Employment activities are conducted closely with national governments, the private sector, training providers, Academia, NGOs as well as other members of the UN family, including through regular meetings organized by the two UN agencies. Both agencies will raise awareness about the Digital Skills Campaign including through their online platforms, social media outreach as well as the flagship events, meetings and related national and global events in which they participate. The agencies will track related results including the numbers of stakeholders whose awareness was raised on policy guidelines, tools and best practices as well as the number of stakeholders making commitments to contribute to the Digital Skills Campaign.
Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer
Coordination mechanisms/governance structure
International Telecommunications Union (ITU); International Labour Organization (ILO)