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Building a Global Coalition for Youth Employment

October 08, 2014 | 16:00 ET, 20:00 GMT

Over the next decade, one billion people will enter the job market --the global economy will need to create 5 million jobs each month simply to keep employment rates constant. Securing good jobs for youth is a global priority.

This event will unveil a global initiative that addresses the pervasive challenge of youth employment and underemployment. It is closely associated with the World Bank Group’s ambitious goal: to eliminate extreme poverty and to boost shared prosperity for the bottom 40 percent by 2030.

For the first time, this partnership will link the relevant actors from different spheres—governments, corporate actors, international organizations and civil society—to generate and share learning about what works, and to leverage this shared understanding through increased investments in proven solutions.

Speakers

Director, Employment Policy Department, International Labour Organization

Director-General, European and International Employment and Social Policies, Germany

Deputy Secretary General, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norway

Turkey Program Manager, Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women Entrepreneurship Program & Ozyegin University

Austrian Ambassador to the United States

Chief Leadership Officer, Accenture

International Journalist

United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, United Nations