Making Cents International at UN General Assembly

July 2023

Vicky Aridi, Manager of the YEO 2030 Initiative at Making Cents International, was invited to speak at two highly anticipated events celebrating World Youth Skills Day during the United Nations General Assembly. The first virtual talk, on Friday, July 14, is part of the larger Spotlight on Youth Innovation dialogue on the importance of multistakeholder collaboration to enable future-proof skills for youth. Speakers also included representatives from UNESCO, Ecuador’s Ministry of Education, and Moonshot. Watch the recording here:

The second event on Monday, July 17, includes UN Secretary-General António Guterres, the President of the UN General Assembly, UN Youth Envoy Jayathma Wickramanayake, and the Special Advisor to the Secretary-General for Transforming Education, Leonardo Garnier. In this session, Aridi discusses youth skill building and capacity strengthening, and Making Cents International’s commitment to advancing Youth Economic Opportunities, Positive Youth Development, and Inclusion. Aridi provides insights and recommendations that will contribute to the ongoing efforts of building robust skill-building frameworks and creating opportunities for youth worldwide. The recording of the sold-out event will be posted here: