ILO and UNICEF MOU to strengthen skills and lifelong learning

ILO and UNICEF signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Skills Development, to strengthen collaboration, in support of a lifelong approach to learning that will improve the employability of young people and promote a smoother school-to-work transition. It proposes a range of interventions that are easily adaptable to suit different countries and can be implemented jointly.The MOU is intended to strengthen collaboration between the two agencies, in support of a lifelong approach to learning that will improve the employability of young people and promote a smoother school-to-work transition. It proposes a range of interventions that are easily adaptable to suit different countries and can be implemented jointly.

The agreement also brings together the UN Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth  (DJY), led by the ILO, and Generation Unlimited (GenU), led by UNICEF and capitalizes on the multi-stakeholder memberships of both agencies.

The MOU also supports the aims of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda , in particular Sustainable Development Goal 4, which aims to “ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.”

La colaboración entre ambos organismos tiene como objetivo aumentar la capacidad de los jóvenes para conseguir un empleo y facilitar su transición de las aulas al mundo del trabajo.