Ask one of the millions of youth in Nairobi or New Delhi about their concerns for the future, and more than likely the response will be that he or she is worried about finding a job.
There are more than 1.2 billion young people between the ages of 15 and 24 in the world. Seventy-five million of them are unemployed, according to the International Labor Organization (ILO).
We know that for youth to transition smoothly into adulthood and contribute to society, they need jobs. The global community needs to create 5 million jobs each month during the next decade to make sure those 1.2 billion young people have an opportunity to secure a decent future.
At the World Bank Group, we know that we can’t end extreme poverty by 2030 without addressing the issue of youth unemployment. That’s why on Oct 10, the World Bank Group, in partnership with the public sector, civil society and the private sector, will host an open dialogue to talk about how to create jobs for young people.
What do governments and stakeholders need to do make sure you have jobs? I encourage you to ask questions about youth employment on our web page, or via Twitter using #wblive during the event. Our panelists will answer some of your questions.You can watch the event live on Oct. 10 from 2-3:30 p.m. ET/18:00-19:30 GMT