Description/achievement of initiative
ITU is leading the joint ITU-ILO "Digital Skills for Decent Jobs for Youth Campaign" to train 5 million young people globally with job-ready digital skills by 2030. The goal of this campaign is to connect young women and men with the job opportunities offered by the digital economy by incentivizing a range of stakeholders to invest in training youth with job-ready, transferrable digital skills, including basic, mid-level, advanced digital entrepreneurial and soft skills, as well as enabling teachers to provide young people with these skills in particular by introducing computational thinking and coding into school curriculum and non-formal training programmes.
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)