Date: Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Time: 9 a.m. -1 p.m. ET (13:00 – 17:00 GMT or convert time)
The World Bank Group is hosting its second annual Youth Summit, in partnership with the Office of the United Nations Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth. This year's event will focus on increased youth engagement in issues relating to government transparency, accountability, and collaborative governance.
Overwhelmingly, youth around the world want open and transparent governments, and therefore, increased government openness is crucial to earning back the trust of young people. The Youth Summit Organizing Committee, together with the U.N. Secretary General’s Envoy for Youth and the World Bank Governance practice, has put together this one day summit to explore how youth can contribute to the current policy discussions as well as provide tools to equip young leaders to help foster open and responsive governments in their community.