South-South Expo 2017: ILO Solution on Skills Development, Youth Employment in the Framework of South-South and Triangular Cooperation

Antalya, Turkey, 28 November 2017, 10.45am – 12.15pm

The ILO Thematic Solution Forum aims to present development solutions relevant to youth and women employment in the framework of South-South and triangular cooperation. Particularly, the Forum will aim to provide results-based presentations and scalable southern development solutions and will ensure that employment decent work and social inclusion for youth and women are integral parts of any sustainable development strategy. It will also focus on skills and education policies to facilitate job transition and improve employability, including equitable outcomes for vulnerable groups such as women, girls and youth. It aims at building partnerships to support tackling the youth employment crisis.

The solution forum will be conducted in an interactive manner, combining presentation of the applied development solutions from technical experts in the field of youth and women employment. Three hours will dedicated for this forum. At the end the moderator will summarize the discussions and will provide closing remarks including possible recommendations on how to strengthen regional policy cohesion to promote youth employment through awareness raising, vocational training, pilot projects for the transfer of knowledge on employability strategies, among others. The summary report with recommendations will be developed after the forum and will be available for all the participants of the forum and on the web.