0 Replies Latest reply: Nov 5, 2014 5:20 PM by chris macrae RSS

    can you help catalogue reasons why we need to transform systems to value young people like never before?

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      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

      Directions

      Wilson Center Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center One Woodrow Wilson Plaza 1300 Pennsylvania, Ave., NW Washington, D.C. 20004

       

       

      http://pages.wilsoncenter.org/11-18-2014StateoftheWorld2014ReportLaunch_ECSPEvent.html 

       

      The Power of 1.8 Billion Young People: ‘State of the World Population 2014’ Launch

      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

      Speakers

      Jennifer Adams
      Deputy Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Global Health, U.S. Agency for International Development

      Chernor Bah
      Chair, Youth Advocacy Group, Global Education First Initiative

      Kate Gilmore
      Deputy Executive Director (Programme), United Nations Population Fund

      Moderator

      Roger-Mark De Souza
      Director of Population, Environmental Security and Resilience Wilson Center

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