I. Ensuring Decent Work and Better Pay For Young People
It is imperative at this moment, that the national development framework adopts a comprehensive, rights-based approach that addresses the issues of young people, especially problems that are related to productive and decent employment. Quality employment and decent work conditions help reduce inequalities and empower people, especially women, young people and the most vulnerable such as people with disabilities. The committee will therefore focus on how to create and promote jobs that provide decent earnings, ensure safe working conditions, provide social protection, and safeguard workers’ rights for young people.
II. Encouraging Paid Internships
Students and recent graduates eagerly, if not desperately, sought out unpaid internships hoping to gain the necessary experience to land a paid job. Unfortunately, many employers, if not most, treat interns like entry level employees without providing them any compensation instead of providing structured educational environment for interns to work in. In the end, these unpaid interns end up doing menial work like cleaning the office, refrigerator and running personal errands for their supervisors instead of acquiring critical experience helpful to starting their career. This session will focus on how to promote volunteerism and serene skills learning environment without underrating the value of interns.