United Nations observed 15 July as World Youth Skills Day

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United Nations observed 15 July as World Youth Skills Day
16 July 2019 Current Affairs: The United Nations observed 15 July as World Youth Skills Day. The Day was introduced by the UN at its General Assembly in November 2014. It was co-organised by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the Permanent Missions of Portugal and Sri Lanka to the UN, the Office of the Secretary-General Special Envoy on Youth and the International Labour Organization (ILO). 
The Day is to raise awareness about the importance of youth skills development. The 2019 theme for the day is Learning to learn for life and work. On this Day UN is to focus on the mechanisms needed to operationalize lifelong learning.
Out of global population nearly 16%, that is 1.2 billion, young people are aged 15 to 24 years. The active engagement of youth is necessary to achieve sustainable, inclusive and stable societies and to averting the challenges and threats to sustainable development, including the impacts of climate change, unemployment, poverty, gender inequality, conflict, and migration.
 

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