- 23 Sep 2020
- 3 min read
Why in News
Recently, the Government has launched YuWaah – a multi-stakeholder platform to make young people career ready.
- The Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports and United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) had signed a 'Statement of Intent' to establish Generation Unlimited in India (YuWaah).
- 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.
- 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.