UN Information Office launches an initiative in the run up to World Youth Skills Day


UN Information Office has joined hands with top ten successful names in the capital in an effort to celebrate World Youth Skills Day marked on July 15.

You may wonder…

As many as 74.5 million young people were unemployed worldwide in 2013. Expressing concerns regarding this staggering figure, a year ago the UN General Assembly declared July 15 as World Youth Skills Day.

Here is the point:

The high youth unemployment and underemployment rate is an acute problem. The majority of young people unable to get jobs live in developing countries. In recognition of this global problem and in commemoration of World Youth Skills Day 2015, the UN Information Office in Uzbekistan has initiated an awareness-raising campaign titled “If I Were You” aimed at steering young people toward informed life and job choices.

How this initiative is relevant:

“If I Were You” is a series of two-minute advice from ten successful leaders in Uzbekistan in various fields. Each guest, based on their own experience, shares one important recommendation with the millennials  that they believe will help them  improve their skills, boost their chances of landing a dream job and achieve career success. The initiative is a creative and youth-friendly  follow-up to concerns expressed in the Resolution of the UN General Assembly  A/C.3/69/L.13/Rev.1 to  “… enhance their(young people’s) ability to make informed choices with regard to life and work and empower them to gain access to changing labour markets,..” as well as its call on member states to commemorate the day in an appropriate manner “..through education, campaigns, volunteering and public awareness-raising activities.”

A side note..

We heartily believe “If I Were You” will motivate, educate and navigate. So, sharing it wide across our platforms is a highly recommended must! The clips are in Russian language with subtitles in English and will only be available on our Facebook page starting tomorrow -July 2, and will go live on YouTube on July 15 .

Click to see the trailer version of the campaign first and do follow us on FB andTwitter to watch the individual clips in full.