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Global Youth Summit, 23 - 25 April 2021(online)



april 23 (Friday) - 25 (Sunday)

Event Details

The Global Youth Mobilization for Generation Disrupted is powered by the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund and United Nations Foundation. This is part of our engagement of the “Big 6” (The ‘Big 6’ comprises the five largest youth movements in the world: The Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA), The World Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA), The World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM), The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS), The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award (the Award)).  A Global Youth Summit, to be held virtually 23 – 25 April 2021, will  inspire, enable and engage young people, supporting them to become active in their communities and advocate for their needs in building back better after COVID-19.  The event will focus on four key themes:

  1. Learning: reinventing disrupted education ─ exploring the ways in which the pandemic has affected young people’s education, both formal and non-formal, and how we can get back on track through innovative ways of ensuring learning continues amidst (and after) the pandemic.
  2. Inclusion: creating new communities ─ addressing the large inequalities that have been exacerbated by the pandemic and identifying policy solutions to build back better together.
  3. Well-being: becoming healthier and safer ─ exploring the ways in which young people’s physical and mental health has been affected by the pandemic, as well as ways in which their safety has been compromised through increased gender-based and domestic violence. The event will provide an insight into the wide variety of solutions that have been implemented and need scaling as support mechanisms for young people worldwide.
  4. Work in the new normal ─ understanding the pandemic’s impact on young people’s entry and presence in the labour market, changes in labour market needs, as well as ways in which different communities are working towards enabling young people to overcome the pandemic’s challenges and smoothen their (re)entry into the labour market in a sustainable way.

You can read more about the Global Youth Summit here.

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