Youth unemployment is reaching crisis proportions in many parts of the world, raising serious questions about how the world the future for global stability and development. Join a discussion of global youth employment issues in Geneva, on June 15 at 1000 GMT +2 (0400 EST). The event will be webcast at: http://conx.state.gov/geneva/.
This discussion, during which youth activists from Egypt, Ghana, Macedonia, Nepal, Vietnam, and Zimbabwe will interact with some of the world’s leading employment experts, will take advantage of the dedicated activism and expertise gathered at the conference to amplify the best expertise and international youth voices – many of them suggested by our embassies- on one of the most pressing issues facing the global economy. This discussion will form the basis for recommendations submitted via the Dialogue’s Federal Advisory Committee to Secretary Clinton, and will be the first time the State Department has gathered youth from around the world to hear firsthand about how the ongoing global economic crisis is affecting our shared future.
During the dialogue, Geneva participants will discuss best practices on tackling youth employment and what it takes to implement these recommendations. Under the broad topic of youth unemployment, they will touch on a broad range of issues, including the political economy of reform, whether and how multilateral institutions such as the G20 are adequately addressing youth issues, and how to raise officials’ awareness of policy options.