On 20th July 2020, The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports(MYAS) signed the statement of intent with United Nations Children’s Fund(UNICEF)’s multi stakeholder platform – YuWaah to mobilise 1 crore youth volunteers in India to achieve the goals of Atmanirbhar Bharat and to promote the volunteerism among the youth in India.
Usha Sharma, Secretary, Youth Affairs and Dr.Yasmin Ali Haque, UNICEF Representative in India launched the partnership in the presence of Kiren Rijiju, Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Youth Affairs and Sports.
Features of the Partnership:
i.This will provide support to the youth in the transition from education and learning to productive work and skills.
ii.This partnership aimed to work with the youth of India to create and implement solutions to deal with education, skilling and challenges of unemployment.
iii.The partnership will provide career guidance to the youths, supporting direct dialogue and feedback mechanisms between young people and the stakeholders of the policy.
iv.This builds the capacity of the NSS (National Service Scheme) and NYKS (Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan) cadre and volunteers on sustainable development goals.
v.This also includes the collaboration on supporting them with entrepreneurship, upskilling young people, creating linkages with socio-economic opportunities and promoting changemaking and civic participation of youths.
About Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports(MYAS):
Minister of State (Independent Charge)– Kiren Rijiju
About United Nations Children’s Fund(UNICEF):
Executive Director– Henrietta Holsman Fore
Headquarters– New York, United States
UNICEF Representative in India– Dr. Yasmin Ali Haque
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