After a day at school, you might head out the door as the bell rings, straight to a shift at your part-time job. It might affect your ability to catch some Z’s in between homework and extra-curriculars. But you are making some money and might be saving up for something special: a car, a shopping spree, maybe even college tuition.
While you work your job, there are 75 million people aged 16-24 who are unemployed around the globe, according to the International Labour Organisation. That’s nearly double the population of Central America!
Who knows – you might be one of the 75 million. But you might also have a solution.
The World Bank recognizes your potential. Tomorrow, the World Bank is hosting a Youth Summit to leverage the power of youth to impact the global agenda. It’s an opportunity to share ideas and development solutions aimed through this year’s theme of “Embracing Youth Entrepreneurship”.
The first component of the summit features the results of the development case competition, where youth from around the world competed and submitted project proposals for real development cases. The second component will feature panels discussing youth as an important component of the global development agenda.
The Youth Summit will feature World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, UN Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth Ahmad Alhendawi, and many others. Check out the Livestream 9-5 pm EDT, follow on Twitter with the hashtags #wblive and #WBGYouthSummit and be inspired to take action for youth around the world.