Amplifying Youth Voices
The YEO 2030 Initiative is building on the success of our past Global Youth Economic Opportunity Summits by emphasizing youth leadership and by linking learning to action. While we are still focused on sharing best practices for addressing key issues affecting youth economic opportunities globally, with the launch of YEO 2030 we are taking one step further. We are renewing our commitment to increasing youth economic opportunities by placing young people at the helm and by taking concrete actions with a broader community of stakeholders to advance achievement of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 8.
YEO 2030 is proud to be a sponsor of the #United4Inclusion Contest! We are calling on all young changemakers (18-35 years) to unite to dismantle barriers, foster diversity, and reshape power dynamics within societies.
We had conversations with some of the youth attending the Summit about economic opportunities, skills, inclusion, and youth participation. Here are some things they told us were important to them.
The 2023 Global Youth Economic Opportunities (YEO) Summit in Silver Spring, Maryland, was a testament to the power of youth and inclusion and the pivotal role both play in sustainable development and economic growth.
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Explore three days of youth and professional allies building connections, sharing knowledge, and co-creating solutions to challenges facing today's youth economic ecosystem.