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Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education for all: UN on World Youth Skills Day
Various UN Agencies together with UNESCO, ILO and the Office of the Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth, will observe the World Youth Skills Day.

(WYSD) highlight the mechanisms needed to operationalize lifelong learning. The UN has urged the world community to improve the conditions of employment of young who are women more likely to be underemployed and under-paid, and to undertake part-time jobs or work under temporary contracts.

"Today, there are 1.2 billion young people aged 15 to 24 years, accounting for 16 per cent of the global population. The active engagement of youth in sustainable development efforts is central to achieving sustainable, inclusive and stable societies by the target date, and to averting the worst threats and challenges to sustainable development, including the impacts of climate change, unemployment, poverty, gender inequality, conflict, and migration. However, young people are almost three times more likely to be unemployed than adults and continuously exposed to lower quality of jobs, greater labor market inequalities, and longer and more insecure school-to-work transitions," observes the UN.

According to the UN, education and training are central to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda and stressed need to accomplish Sustainable Development Goal 4  to "Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all".

Further, the UN add that education 2030 devotes considerable attention to technical and vocational skills development, specifically regarding access to affordable quality Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET); the acquisition of technical and vocational skills for employment, decent work and entrepreneurship; the elimination of gender disparity and ensuring access for the vulnerable.

The world community has been urged to educate the public on issues of concern and mobilize political will and resources to address global problems, and to celebrate and reinforce achievements of humanity.

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