NGYouthSDGs Participates in the International Labour Organization (ILO)’s Interactive Dialogue and Launch of “Work Wise Youth: A Guide to Youth Rights at Work”

Youth often face precarious working conditions, including long hours, low wages, lack of job security, and limited access to social protection. These conditions have adverse effects on their physical and mental health. As a youth-led organisation advocating for meaningful youth engagement in programmes and policies that enable young people to lead and thrive, our Programme […]

Press Report: NGYouthSDGs and ILO Host Virtual Side Event on Youth Leadership and Partnership for the 2030 Agenda

Lagos, Nigeria – On Wednesday, January 31, 2024, Nigeria Youth SDGs registered as the Network of Youth for Sustainable Initiative (NGYouthSDGs) in partnership with the International Labour Organization (ILO) hosted a virtual side event during the 2024 UN ECOSOC Partnership Forum. The theme ‘Youth Leadership and Partnership in Achieving the 2030 Agenda, brought together youth […]

The 4th Youth Pre Specialized Technical Committee (STC) Forum

The pre-forum of the 4th Specialized Technical Committee on  Youth, Culture and Sports was held from the 18th to the 20th of May at the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa. I was privileged to attend, representing the Network of Youth for Sustainable Initiative (NGYouthSDGs). I hadn’t considered if I was someone who could work […]

World Youth Skills Day: Creating Decent Jobs for Youth through Digital and Green Skills

As part of the Network of Youth for Sustainable Initiative (NGYouthSDGs) commitment to meaningful youth engagement in policies and programs that will help youth lead and thrive, NGYouthSDGs hosted an event to advocate for the implementation of the Nigerian Youth Employment Action Plan (NIYEAP). The event brought thirty youth and youth stakeholders from the International […]

The ITU Generation Connect Youth Summit Inspired Us To Work More Towards Community Development

At the first International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Generation Connect Global Youth Summit in Kigali, Rwanda, The Nigeria Youth SDGs Network was represented by network champions: Shadrach Terese Akpan and Rianat Wahab. The ITU Youth Summit convened youth worldwide on shaping a safe, inclusive and sustainable digital future. The summit centred around “Engaging, Empowering and Protecting” and […]

NGYouthSDGs Completes 6 Weeks Monitoring and Evaluation Course Supported by ILO Abuja

Three champions of Nigeria Youth SDGs Network have just completed six weeks online course on Monitoring and Evaluation of Youth Employment Programmes. The course organized by the International Labour Organization (ILO) in partnership with the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) aimed to capacitate youth employment stakeholders in Nigeria to develop and implement […]

Lifting 100 Million People Out of Poverty: Four Things Nigeria Needs to Do

Joshua Alade According to the National Bureau of Statistics, the unemployment rate in Nigeria is about 27.1 percent which means about 22 million people do not have jobs and if you add the underemployment rate it is nearly about 54 percent. Young people make up a significant portion of this statistics as about 60 percent […]