Youth education, employment and empowerment key factors to global progress

Providing education, employment and empowerment for young people are key factors in achieving global progress, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said yesterday at the Global Colloquium of University Presidents at Columbia University, in New York.

The Colloquium is an annual meeting of university presidents from around the world, in which a topic of immediate concern to higher education leaders and of particular interest to the Secretary-General and the international community is discussed. Mr. Ban’s speech focussed on the role of three elements in achieving progress: education, employment and empowerment.