Green Jobs for Youth Pact

Thursday 2 June
09:30-10:45 CEST
Stockholmsmässan, Room 3

Organizers: ILO, UNEP, UNICEF

About: 100 million jobs worldwide could be created by 2030 in a sustainable economy scenario. However, serious investments in upskilling and reskilling are needed to reap the employment benefits and avoid future generations lost to unemployment.

To address this, ILO, UNEP and UNICEF will partner to accelerate commitments to secure green jobs and green, employable skills in key countries and high-impact sectors. Building on existing efforts and joint lessons learning, the ambition of this initiative is to contribute to a just transition to a low-carbon and circular economy that supports solutions to the triple planetary crisis. The aim is to create the skills for green jobs and decent jobs creation in an environmentally sustainable economy, specifically for young people, through the Green Jobs for Youth Pact. During S+50 the UN agencies will convene a meeting of key stakeholders to discuss the urgency and next steps in securing green jobs for youth. This will lead up to a launch of the Green Jobs Pact by COP27 in Sharm el-Sheikh.

Moderator(s): Vicky Aridi (Generation Unlimited)


  • Nate Williams (LinkedIn)
  • Vladislav Kaim (UN Secretary General Youth Advisor on Climate Change)
  • Agnes Vinblad (US Council for International Business)
  • Naoko Ishii (University of Tokyo)
  • Adriana Zacarias Farah (UNEP)
  • Urmila Sakar (UNICEF)

Contact person: Mette Lund (

Event outcomes (Key transformative actions):

  • ILO, UNEP and UNICEF announced their intent to collaborate and synergise on green jobs for youth.
  • The University of Tokyo announced their intent to join the green jobs for youth pact.
  • Linkedin announced their support for the Pact.
  • The Youth Representative welcomed the Pact and ensured the need for further youth engagement and involvement in the development of the Pact

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