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International Youth Day (August 12, 2020)

<p>There are currently 1.8 billion young people between the ages of 10 and 24 in the world. This is the largest youth population ever. However, more than&nbsp;<a href="https://unstats.un.org/sdgs/report/2019/goal-04/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">half of all children and adolescents aged 6-14 lack basic reading and maths skills</a>, despite the fact that the majority of them are attending school. This global learning crisis threatens to severely hamper progress towards the SDGs.</p><p><br></p><p>12 August was first designated International Youth Day by the UN General Assembly in 1999, and serves as an annual celebration of the role of young women and men as essential partners in change, and an opportunity to raise awareness of challenges and problems facing the world’s youth.</p><p><br></p><p>Find out more about this event: <a href="https://www.un.org/en/events/youthday/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">here</a></p>

World Youth Skills Day (July 15, 2020)

<p>World Youth Skills Day 2020 will take place in a challenging context. The COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown measures have led to the worldwide closure of technical and vocational education and training (TVET) institutions, threatening the continuity of skills development.</p><p><br></p><p>It is estimated that&nbsp;<a href="https://en.unesco.org/covid19/educationresponse" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: black;">nearly 70% of the world’s learners are affected by school closures</a>&nbsp;across education levels currently. Respondents to a&nbsp;<a href="https://www.ilo.org/skills/Whatsnew/WCMS_742817/lang--en/index.htm" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: black;">survey of TVET institutions</a>, jointly collected by UNESCO, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the World Bank, reported that distance training has become the most common way of imparting skills, with considerable difficulties regarding, among others, curricula adaptation, trainee and trainer preparedness, connectivity, or assessment and certification processes.</p><p><br></p><p>Prior to the current crisis,&nbsp;<a href="https://www.ilo.org/wcmsp5/groups/public/---dgreports/---dcomm/---publ/documents/publication/wcms_737648.pdf" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: black;">young people aged 15-24 were three times more likely than adults to be unemployed</a>&nbsp;and often faced a prolonged school-to-work transition period. In post-COVID-19 societies, as young people are called upon to contribute to the recovery effort, they will need to be equipped with the skills to successfully manage evolving challenges and the resilience to adapt to future disruptions.</p><p><br></p><p>Find out more information about this: <a href="https://www.un.org/en/observances/world-youth-skills-day" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Here</a></p>

World Oceans Day 2020 (June 8, 2020)

<p>World Oceans Day provides an opportunity to honor, help protect, and conserve the ocean. This year, the Day will convene under the theme, 'Innovation for a Sustainable Ocean'.&nbsp;</p><p>Many countries have celebrated this special day since 1992, following the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, held in Rio de Janeiro.&nbsp;In 2008, the United Nations General Assembly decided that, as of 2009, 8 June would be designated by the United Nations as “World Oceans Day”.</p><p><br></p><p><strong style="background-color: rgb(251, 251, 251); color: rgb(34, 34, 34);">date:&nbsp;</strong><span style="background-color: rgb(251, 251, 251); color: rgb(34, 34, 34);">8 June 2020</span></p><p><strong style="background-color: rgb(251, 251, 251); color: rgb(34, 34, 34);">location:&nbsp;</strong><span style="background-color: rgb(251, 251, 251); color: rgb(34, 34, 34);">worldwide</span></p><p><strong style="background-color: rgb(251, 251, 251); color: rgb(34, 34, 34);">contact:&nbsp;</strong><span style="background-color: rgb(251, 251, 251); color: rgb(34, 34, 34);">UN Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea</span></p><p><strong style="background-color: rgb(251, 251, 251); color: rgb(34, 34, 34);">www:&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://www.unworldoceansday.org/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="background-color: rgb(251, 251, 251); color: rgb(42, 195, 237);">http://www.UNworldoceansday.org</a></p>