Investing in youth
Successful engagement of young people in the labour market and society is crucial not only for their own personal economic prospects and well-being, but also for overall economic growth and social cohesion. Investing in youth is a policy priority for the OECD. The economic crisis as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic highlights the urgency to give all young people the support they need and reinforce their confidence in their future prospects.
Join us from 20-24 September for OECD Youth Week 2021! This series of engaging discussions will highlight the urgent need to invest in young people as we recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. During the crisis, the hours worked by young people fell by more than 26%. 1.5 billion students were locked out of their schools. And in most countries, the incidence of mental health issues among the young doubled or more.
During this series of events, we will debate the challenges they face in the world of work, learning, and civic engagement and how we can work with them towards a brighter future. No matter how old you are, this is a chance to have your say and interact with experts working on issues impacting young people. See detailed programme and registration here.