The Global Youth Conference (GYC) is World Bank's Youth-to-Youth Community (Y2Y) annual flagship event to engage the broader development community with youth around the world.
Global Youth Conference 2012 - March 7th, 2012 Youth Unemployment: Empowering Solutions through Innovation and Inclusion
This year's GYC aims to have an inclusive agenda addressing global youth unemployment crisis, following one of the core millennium development goals of the United Nations and the World Bank Group to: “achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all, including women and young people.”
Raise awareness and gain momentum of global youth unemployment issues;
Inspire youth to take action and empower them to become part of the solution and;
Bridge generations and gender barriers to tackle the challenges together
The GYC will host discussions panels from different international experts about current pressing situation of youth unemployment and steps taken to enhance and create job opportunities in diverse sectors of economy.
“Young people should be seen as engines of growth rather than a problem to be addressed.” — Dr. Mamphela Ramphele, former Managing Director, World Bank Group
Young people should be seen as engines of growth rather than a problem to be addressed.” — Dr. Mamphela Ramphele, former Managing Director, World Bank Group
World Bank Main Complex, 1818 H Street NW, Washington, DC
The conference featured thee panel discussions and one interactive discussion session.