World Youth Skills Day 2017

Today July 15 is the World Youth Skills Day, a day set aside by the United Nations to focus on youth empowerment, recognizing that fostering the acquisition of skills by youth would enhance their ability to make informed choices with regard to life and work and empower them to gain access to changing labor markets. Skills and jobs for youth feature prominently in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and SDG target 4.4 calls for a substantial increase in the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills.

At S.M.I.L.E, we celebrate all the youth entrepreneurs within our network today and encourage more young people to acquire the relevant skills and education to reduce the alarming youth unemployment rate.


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