UN Career Fair attracts more than 1000 young graduates
More than 1000 young graduates took part in the UN Career Fair which was aimed to provide a learning and information sharing platform for the youth.
The Career Fair organized by the United Nations in Ethiopia held at the United Nations Conference Centre in UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) yesterday.
The event served as a platform for bringing together UN officials and Human Resources Professionals from more than 20 UN agencies and young graduates from more than 30 universities and colleges to discuss the opportunities for developing skills, knowledge and behaviours that will make young graduates competitive for a productive and decent work.
In his opening address, UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator, Mr. Aeneas Chuma, said, “The United Nations has also a Youth Strategy which aims to facilitate increased impact and expanded global, regional and country-level action to address the needs, build the agency and advance the rights of young people in all their diversity around the world.”
“One of the key priorities of the strategy is to support young people’s greater access to decent work and productive employment. This would be realized by supporting governments and partners to create youth enabling employment and self-employment ecosystems and develop and operationalize strategies that prioritize the improvement of both the quantity and quality of jobs for young people,” he added.