The World Youth Skills Day was observed on 15 July. It is celebrated every year on July 15 after the United Nations General Assembly’s (UNGA) declaration in 2014.
Every year, World Youth Skills Day is marked with a certain theme set by the United Nations. The theme for this year is Transforming youth skills for the future.
The day is celebrated to mark the strategic importance of equipping young people with skills for employment, decent work, and entrepreneurship, said a statement by UNESCO.
This year, the day is being marked amid concerted efforts toward socio-economic recovery from the pandemic that are interconnected with challenges such as climate change, conflict, persisting poverty, rising inequality, rapid technological change, and demographic transition among others.