Relevant UK policies

Non-statistical indicator

In 2019, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) scored the UK in band 3 for this indicator. This is the highest score available, and signifies that the UK has operationalised a national strategy for youth employment. This score was based on relevant UK policies that were supplied to the ILO and a biennial questionnaire. Please see the global metadata for more information on how this score was calculated.

We have identified the Education and Skills Act 2008 as a relevant policy for this indicator.

This table provides metadata for the actual indicator available from UK statistics closest to the corresponding global SDG indicator. Please note that even when the global SDG indicator is fully available from UK statistics, this table should be consulted for information on national methodology and other UK-specific metadata information.

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Relevant UK policies

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Data follows the UN specification for this indicator. This indicator has been identified in collaboration with topic experts.

Data last updated 03 December 2021
Metadata last updated 03 December 2021

This table provides information on metadata for SDG indicators as defined by the UN Statistical Commission. Complete global metadata is provided by the UN Statistics Division.

Indicator name

Existence of a developed and operationalized national strategy for youth employment, as a distinct strategy or as part of a national employment strategy

Target name

By 2020, develop and operationalize a global strategy for youth employment and implement the Global Jobs Pact of the International Labour Organization

Global indicator description
UN designated tier

Tier II

UN custodian agency

International Labour Organization (ILO)

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