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Youth Perspective: Youth in Development are Agents of Change: Global Youth Forum 2016

Release

22 Jun 2016

Source: Office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth 

From World Bank


From June 13-15, the Global Youth Forum 2016 gathered more than 150 partners and representatives from the public and private sectors, civil society, and young people themselves, to exchange new and innovative ideas, and to support the actions of the global community. The forum was designed around open discussions, based on evidence and experience, of the most effective ways to address both opportunities and  challenges facing young people and to engage young people in development.

With the world’s 1.8 billion young people, it is critical the global community interact more with you to address and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, the World Bank Group’s twin goals, and peace and stability around the world.

This Forum addressed topics of fundamental importance to young people in the process of development, including the building blocks of education, health, and employment; the context-setting issues such as climate change, migration, and technology; and the areas where policymakers are most concerned with young people: voice, governance, peace, and violence.

Please link here for more on the Office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth .

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