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12 August International Youth Day: #YouthDay 2019 on “Transforming education” – “Transformation of education”

International Youth Day the 12 August: more than 1 to 5 young unemployed!!

The UN General Assembly decided in 1999 to proclaim 12 August of every year asΠαγκόσμια Ημέρα Νεολαίας” –International Youth Day, which focuses on the problems facing young people around the world….

The theme of World Youth Day 2019 It is the "transformation of education".

According to the UN, this year's theme underlines the efforts to be made by the governments of member states, of the Young organizations and relevant stakeholders to promote open and equitable quality education, as lifelong learning for all.

These goals will be a powerful tool for achieving ambitious Agenda for Sustainable Development 2030.

The theme of International Youth Day 2019, “Transforming education”

Highlights efforts to make education more relevant, equitable and inclusive for all youth, including efforts by youth themselves.

Rooted in Goal 4 of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development – toensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all– International Youth Day 2019 will examine how Governments, young people and youth-led and youth-focused organizations, as well as other stakeholders, are transforming education and how these efforts are contributing to the achievement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

today there 1,8 billion young people aged between 10 and 24 years in the world and this is the largest youth population that has ever existed.

However, more than half of all children and adolescents 6- 14 years have not basic reading and math skills, despite the fact that most of them attend school.

Theme 2019: Transformation of education

The topic of this year highlights the efforts to make education more inclusive and accessible to all young people, including the efforts of young people themselves.

Based on the objective 4 Agenda 2030 Sustainable Development -to "ensure an open and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all"- International Youth Day 2019 will examine how governments, young people and organizations that focus on youth and others to transform education so that it becomes a powerful tool for achieving the objective of the Agenda for Sustainable Development.

As emphasized by the United Nations, integrated and accessible education is essential for achieving sustainable development and may play a role in conflict prevention.

Actually, education is a "multiplier of growth", as playing a central role in accelerating progress in all 17 Goals of Sustainable Development, be it poverty eradication, good health, gender equality, Decent work and development, or reduced inequalities, the climate action or peaceful societies.

Education, UN says, should lead to relevant and effective learning outcomes, the content of the curriculum is suitable not only for the fourth industrial revolution and the future of work, but also for the opportunities-and challenges- bringing the rapidly changing social context.

The crucial role played by quality education in youth development is recognized.

Furthermore, integrated youth development benefits society at large. However, what is less known is the fact that young people are active protagonists of inclusive and accessible education themselves.

As the United Nations, organizations under the leadership of new, and individual young, with various stakeholders and governments, namely transforming education so that it becomes an essential tool for both sustainable development and for the full integration of various social groups.

For example, organizations run by youth transform education through lobbying and advocacy partnerships with educational institutions, development of additional training programs etc..

Young people and work

There are 152 millions of children around the world who work according to the estimate of the International Labor Organization (ILO).

Children around the globe working in percentage:

  • 48% aged 5- 11 years
  • 28% aged 12- 14 years
  • 24% aged between 15 and 17 years

The working boys are calculated in 88 million. (58%) and girls 64 million. (42%).

At a rate 70,9% working in Georgia, 11,9% Industrial and 17,2% the Services.

At the same time, lack of education and unemployment plaguing young as, as stated by the International Labor Organization, most of 1 to 5 young people are not employed, education or training, while 3 to 4 of them are women.

Youth employment, remains a global challenge and top political concern, notes the International Labor Organization.

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