To help equip young people around the world with the skills they need for future work, UNICEF and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) are joining forces over the next three years. The collaboration will support research on the growing global skills challenge and develop, expand and fund education and skills programs.
“Young people are telling us they want digital and transferable skills to succeed in the workplace of the future. This crucial need can only be met through the contributions of public and private partners around the globe” - UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore.
“We believe business has a responsibility to help address the upskilling challenge for all of our stakeholders, including the communities in which we live and work and all of their citizens. It also makes business sense: in PwC's latest Global CEO Survey, three quarters of CEOs said the lack of available skills is a major concern and risk. Many of the people who need upskilling the most have the least access to opportunities." - Bob Moritz, Chairman of the PwC Network.
This collaboration between UNICEF and PwC will also support the World Economic Forum’s Reskilling Revolution Platform - a global multistakeholder initiative that aims to provide better education, new skills, and better work to a billion people around the world by 2030 - of which both PwC and UNICEF are founding partners.