7 March: Global Youth Conference 2012

7 March: Global Youth Conference 2012 “Youth Unemployment: Empowering Solutions through Innovation and Inclusion”

The Global Youth Conference (GYC) is World Bank’s Youth-to-Youth Community (Y2Y) annual flagship event to engage the broader development community with youth around the world.
This year’s conference aims to have an inclusive agenda addressing global youth unemployment crisis, following one of the core millennium development goals of the United Nations and the World Bank Group to: “achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all, including women and young people.”

The Conference was also alligned with the launching of World Bank’s World Development Report 2013 on Jobs, and its main objective is to:
– Raise awareness and gain momentum of global youth unemployment issues;
– Inspire youth to take action and empower them to become part of the solution and;
– Bridge generations and gender barriers to tackle the challenges together

The GYC hosted discussions panels from different international experts about current pressing situation of youth unemployment and steps taken to enhance and create job opportunities in diverse sectors of economy.