Call for Submissions - Publication on Decent Jobs, Future of Work, and Skills (United Nations Major Group on Children and Youth). Deadline May 11
The Next Generation of Work: Pathways to Decent Jobs for Youth by 2030 will be a special edition of the UN MGCY Science-Policy Interface Publication, released in coordination with the ILO Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth.

On occasion of the International Labour Organization’s 100th Anniversary, the recently launched report of ILO’s Global Commission on the Future of Work, and this year’s Global Review of SDGs 4 and 8, this special edition will focus on the following thematic topics:

- Decent jobs: employment creation, social protection, rights at work, and social dialogue
- Future of work: understanding trends and implications
- Skills that promote sustainable livelihoods

The outcome is meant to inform discussions at the UN High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, highlighting emerging trends at the global, regional, and national level. It will also seek to generate action for the ILO Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth.

This an open call for all interested people 30 years or below to submit a policy brief / article to include in this SDG8 Edition titled "Decent Jobs, Future of Work, & Skills" to be launched at the High Level Political Forum (July). We seek to engage a diverse range of voices, including but not limited to young researchers, practitioners, industry representatives, economists, social scientists, and technologists. Either the author or co-author must be age 30 years or below.

This initiative is part of the UN MGCY Science Policy Interface Platform, coordinated together with the UN MGCY SDG 8 Working Group. The Youth Science Policy Interface Publication captures and promotes the role of young people in sharing knowledge of evidence-informed best practices, science and technology, emerging trends, challenges, and solutions in the implementation, monitoring, follow-up and review of inter-governmentally agreed frameworks on sustainable development. The UN MGCY is the General Assembly mandated space for the meaningful engagement of young people in intergovernmental and allied UN processes related to sustainable development.

Deadline for submitting is May 11th, 2019 to allow for adequate time to compile submitted works, have them peer reviewed by other youth, and formatted for this special edition.

The publication seeks to:
- Highlight inter-linkages between different thematic issues and identifying emerging challenges/opportunities
- Exchange of best practices in evidence-based and data-informed sustainable development
- Promote cross-disciplinary and collaborative research, as well as qualitative and quantitative analysis

This special edition of the Youth SPI Publication will take the form of an interactive online publication, containing a series of brief articles highlighting important topics and trends in the context of SDG8.

For a complete review of this edition of the UN MGCY SPI Publication, background details, and requirements for submission - please visit see the full description here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vmr24LK0RmjD0byZUBDW6b8Bv56sC_2I7pFRstsqswI/edit?usp=sharing

Please don't hesitate to reach out with any questions by emailing sdg8gfp@unmgcy.org

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