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06 May 2019 - 10 May 2019

Promotion of youth employment in fragile settings

06 May 2019 - 10 May 2019

Promotion of youth employment in fragile settings

Promotion of youth employment in fragile settings
Enrolment deadline: 12 April 2019
English
A9511984
New Delhi
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Course Information

06 May 2019 - 10 May 2019

English

New Delhi

Code: A9511984

English

Enrolment deadline: 12 April 2019

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Description

Description

This course provides participants with a range of integrated approaches, tools and methodologies used in real-life situations to promote employment and decent work for youth in situations of conflict and natural disaster. The ILO's new standard on Employment and Decent Work for Peace and Resilience and its Flagship Programme on Jobs for Peace and Resilience form the core of the course. Special attention is given to real-life experiences in supporting the promotion of employment and decent work with young refugees, returnees and host communities.

Target audience

Target audience

The course is designed for policy-makers and development practitioners working in natural disaster relief and contexts affected by conflict and fragility with an interest in policies and strategies to promote youth employment and the creation of decent jobs for young people.

Information and cost

Information and cost

Tuition costs: EUR 1,400; Subsistence costs to be defined

Background

Background

Since its foundation in 1919, the ILO has been promoting social justice and peace. The ILO supports countries hit by conflict and disaster through a variety of policies and approaches, and over several decades has gained practical experience and gathered many lessons and good practices from various interventions in situations of fragility, conflict and disaster. The ILO supports constituents and labour market actors to prevent, mitigate or recover from the impact of adverse shocks on employment and decent work.

According to the World Bank, two billion people live in countries affected by fragility, conflict, and violence - a large proportion of them young people. Countries or areas within countries experiencing fragility, conflict and disasters often lag behind in the achievement of internationally established development goals despite considerable efforts by national and international actors. As a result, poverty is increasingly concentrated in fragile settings with weak societal and state capacity to absorb the exogenous and endogenous shocks. By 2030, the share of global poor living in fragile and conflict-affected situations is projected to reach 46%, up from 17% today. Conflicts drive 80% of all humanitarian needs. 95% of refugees and internally-displaced live in developing countries, originating from the same 10 conflicts since 1991.

Fragility occurs across a range of income groups and different levels of economic development. Of the 56 fragile contexts, 27 are low income, 25 are lower middle income, and 4 (Angola, Venezuela, Iraq and Libya) are upper middle income. Left unattended, fragility and its negative consequences can destabilize entire regions and have global repercussions, in developed and developing countries alike.

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development identifies the promotion of peaceful and inclusive societies and decent work and growth as key priorities. Leaving no one behind – a key aspiration of the Agenda – requires special attention to fragile and conflict-affected countries. At the same time, recent General Assembly and Security Council resolutions on the review of the United Nations peacebuilding architecture, adopted in April 2016, highlight the need for the entire United Nations system to work more closely together around the goal of sustaining peace.

Responding to these challenges, the International Labour Conference adopted in June 2017 a new standard, the Recommendation No. 205 on “Employment and Decent work for peace and resilience” (R205). Recommendation No. 205 offers guidance to member states and the international community for taking measures to generate employment and decent work in crisis situations, and presents a phased multitrack approach to promoting peace, preventing crises, enabling recovery and building resilience. Its focus spans from reconstruction and recovery to prevention and preparedness, in line with the sustaining peace agenda of the Secretary General. R205 recognizes the specific situations of young persons and invites Member states to provide them with income-generation opportunities and stable employment.

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Jobs for Peace and Resilience (JPR) Programme

jpr@itcilo.org

+39 011 693 6409

 

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10127 Turin - Italy

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