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YuWaah Platform

  • 23 Sep 2020
  • 3 min read

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Recently, the Government has launched YuWaah – a multi-stakeholder platform to make young people career ready.

Key Points

  • Generation Unlimited (GenU):
    • Founded in September 2018, GenU aims to transform education, employment and entrepreneurial outcomes for young people around the world at a global and local level, by joining together partners from business and governments with the reach and network of the United Nations (UN).
    • It was launched by UNICEF at the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly.
  • Objectives of YuWaah:
    • Providing career guidance support to young people through career portal as well as through job-readiness and self-exploration sessions to make young people career-ready.
    • Supporting young people by providing entrepreneurship classes with successful entrepreneurs and experts.
    • Creating linkages with aspirational economic opportunities to connect young people with jobs or self-employment. For this, innovative solutions and technology platforms will be engaged to maximize the scale and reach.
    • Upskilling young people on 21st century skills, life skills, digital skills and supporting them through self-learning, for their productive lives and the future of work.
  • Significance:
    • It will help the youth in contributing towards Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan.
    • It will give a strong focus to India's existing policies, such as the National Youth Policy, 2014.

United Nations Children's Fund

  • United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is a special program of the United Nations (UN) devoted to aiding national efforts to improve the health, nutrition, education, and general welfare of children.
  • UNICEF was created in 1946 as the International Children’s Emergency Fund (ICEF) by the UN Relief Rehabilitation Administration to help children affected by World War II.
  • UNICEF became a permanent part of the United Nations in 1953.
    • The name was shortened to the United Nations Children's Fund but it is still referred to as UNICEF.

Source: PIB

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