U.S. Small Business Administration
My first job was at G. H. Wilke’s jewelry store in San Gabriel, California. When I was in high school, the Wilke family put me to work dusting the jewelry window displays. Simple as it was, that first task taught me responsibility, reliability, creativity and the importance of listening. In my first few weeks on the job I learned about customer service and making personal connections as I greeted customers. I also learned how to assemble inviting window displays and think about the customer experience.
International Labour Organization
Overcoming the twin challenges of child labour and youth marginalisation is critical for realising the ILO Decent Work Agenda and for social and economic development more generally. The International Labour Organization (ILO) estimates that there were still some 144 million children aged 5-14 years at work worldwide in 2012, accounting for around 12 per cent of total children in this age group.
International Labour Organization
Promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment remain one of the most pressing challenges of inclusive growth and sustainable development. Gender equality has intrinsic value as an essential aspect of human dignity and social justice. The earlier its premises are instilled at the household and individual levels, the more powerful they become in enabling young women to take advantage of a wider range of opportunities to fulfill their goals and aspirations.
We will be bringing 60 Changemakers aged 18 to 23 for a life-changing week of training sessions, networking and workshops. In order to apply you must fill in an online application as well as send us a two-minute video describing your efforts to bring about a positive change in your communities and about your ambitions. We will invite the strongest candidates to participate at the Summit, assessing their track record of social entrepreneurship, community activism and volunteerism, whilst ensuring gepgraphical and gender representation.
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is the international community’s ambitious response to today’s most pressing global development challenges. It will guide our development priorities for an entire generation. Young people played a key role in shaping this agenda and understand the stakes: they experience first-hand many of the issues it seeks to address. The goals and targets of the 2030 Agenda are interconnected, aiming to integrate the three dimensions of sustainable development: economic, social and environmental.
On 1-2 February 2016, over 800 young leaders from around the world, along with high-level national and international policy makers, convened at the United Nations Headquarters in New York for the 5th ECOSOC Youth Forum. The forum provided a platform for young people to engage in dialogue with member states and other stakeholders on concrete commitments and actions to realize the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and discussed how youth can be involved in its implementation and follow up.
Youth are too often overlooked as stakeholders in conversations about global governance. When the conversation is about sustainability, no demographic should be more front and center than the youth (individuals aged 15-24) who will inherit the world we shape now. Currently, youth stats are unsustainable. In response to this youth unemployment crisis, and in an effort to engage youth in governing for the future, the United Nations Economic and Social Council hosted a Youth Forum this month.
The World Bank
The World Bank is committed to working with governments to give everyone the ability to lead productive and healthy lives and getting youth ready for and in jobs is part of this. In Kenya, the World Bank supported a pilot program to give unemployed youth access to job training and private sector internships. An impact evaluation found that those who went through the program were more likely to end up with paid employment, and that young women in particular were also more likely to open a bank account and save money.
This challenge is open to undergraduates (freshman through junior year) currently enrolled at an accredited college or university in the US. CEB is a publicly traded, multi-national firm that delivers products and services that help drive the corporate performance of more than 10,000 companies around the world. We deliver groundbreaking research and best practices to 90% of the Fortune 500, thereby equipping leading executives with insight and proven solutions across corporate functions, including: Finance, Government, IT, Marketing, Legal, and Human Resources.
This story is part of a special report on the global youth unemployment crisis, “Generation TBD.” It's the result of a GroundTruth reporting fellowship featuring 21 correspondents in 11 countries, a year-long effort that brings together media, technology, education and humanitarian partners for an authoritative exploration of the problem and possible solution