Global growth and poverty reduction over the next 20 years will be driven by today’s young people, yet many of them face significant difficulties in finding productive employment. The global economy will need to create five million jobs each month during the next decade to meet the demands of the more than one billion new entrants to the labor market.
The World Bank Group has set an ambitious goal for the global community, to eliminate extreme poverty by 2030 and to boost shared prosperity for the bottom 40% of the population. This requires that we engage effectively to bring hundreds of millions of people out of poverty and into productive work. The primary stakeholders in this endeavor are today’s young people.
On October 10, 2013, the World Bank Group, together with stakeholders from the public sector, civil society, and the private sector, will launch a collaboration and open dialogue on how to fill the gaps in knowledge, tools, and actions for youth employment solutions. A webcast panel discussion will include the following participants:
1. H.E. Lamine Doghri, Minister of Development and International Cooperation, Tunisia
2. Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Managing Director & Chief Operating Officer, The World Bank
3. Charlotte Petri Gornitzka, Director General, SIDA (Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency)
4. Nigel Chapman, Chief Executive Officer, Plan International (*as moderator)
5. Matthew W. Schuyler, Executive Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer, Hilton Worldwide
6. May Habib, Chief Executive Officer, Qordoba UAE
This event will be streamed live online at World Bank Live.
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