I have collected many reasons positive (why shouldnt millennails be most connected educated leaders ever?) and threatening - the number of systems which depend on next generation bailout because youth have had no future in what was audited as zero-sum at best, or extractive and externalised and hiding conflicts and milking commons or trust at worst) - and therefore exponentially compounded "loss of sustainability" - climate being one obvious sphere of crisis
please help see how diverse we can make this catalogue with either a reason
or a relevant meeting announcement, example:- DC
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
9:30am - 11:30am *Breakfast will be served at 9:00 am, please plan accordingly 6th Floor Auditorium
Wilson Center Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center One Woodrow Wilson Plaza 1300 Pennsylvania, Ave., NW Washington, D.C. 20004
The latest edition of the UN Population Fund’s State of the World Population report focuses on the largest generation of young people in history. Investing in the health and education of the 1.8 billion future leaders between 10 and 24 years is not only a recognition of their rights, but an imperative for global development.
Healthy and empowered young people, especially girls, have the potential to enable a “demographic dividend” for some countries – economic growth that results from declines in mortality and fertility rates. It is this potential that must be harnessed and realized as the global Sustainable Development Goals are being defined.
Join us at the Wilson Center for a panel discussion about the report, which calls for investments in young people to be at the center of a new development framework.
Opening Remarks by:
Anne C. Richard
Assistant Secretary of State, Population, Refugees, and Migration, U.S. Department of State
Deputy Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Global Health, U.S. Agency for International Development
Chair, Youth Advocacy Group, Global Education First Initiative
Deputy Executive Director (Programme), United Nations Population Fund
Roger-Mark De Souza
Director of Population, Environmental Security and Resilience Wilson Center