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OECD Youthwise: New Board 2022

We are happy to announce the new composition of the OECD's Youth Advisory Board for 2022 after a very difficult selection: 24 brilliant young people aged 18‒30 from 25 countries

Youthwise 2022's first engagement was the launch event of the OECD Policy Paper Delivering for Youth on 21 March 2022 where the new members shared insights on youth participation.

They will indeed focus this year on how we can build an inclusive and green future for & with young people, in line with the OECD’s policy priorities. 


Youth: The driving force for change after COVID-19

Young people are our leaders of tomorrow. They will drive forward efforts to create a more prosperous, more equitable and more resilient future.

Yet it is the young that have been among the hardest hit by the economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Investing in skills, education, quality jobs and mental health will help them rejuvenate their educational and career prospects, empowering them to face the future with confidence – and become the best they can be.

TUAC Statement on Youth

In response to the detrimental effects on young people during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD (TUAC) has created a Youth Network in May 2021. This group of young union activists, economists and coordinators since convened a public webinar and released a statement to the OECD Ministerial Council Meeting in October

As a bottom line, young people want certainty and security when starting their education and entering labour markets. Policies need to combat social exclusion and promote youth well-being beyond economic outcomes.

Stand by Youth

To help today’s youth get through this crisis and prepare for the post-COVID world businesses of all sizes must rally round. Supporting the youth represents an opportunity – perhaps the best opportunity – that any business has to bounce back better and be fit for the post-COVID world.

The Stand By Youth Initiative aims to support and encourage businesses to help youth through the crisis and beyond by raising awareness, sharing best practice, and hosting events to connect and build a broader coalition of like-minded businesses.

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