Youth

Empowering Youth for a Brighter Future

Youth Business International (YBI) together with ten enterprise support organisations (ESOs) from its global network of members have developed an evidence-informed approach that can systematically improve the financial health of young entrepreneurs by combining financial access and literacy via three pathways for ESOs to enhance their support.
“Nothing about us without us.” These simple words communicate a profound message: no decision-making, policy-making or interventions impacting young people should be put in place without the full engagement and the voices of young people.
This World Children’s Day, the UK hosts the Global Food Security Summit, addressing Zero Hunger and malnutrition. Amid alarming UN projections of over 600 million people facing hunger by 2030, the summit focuses on empowering smallholder farmers and leveraging technology for a sustainable, resilient food system
The ISMEA pilot project, supported by the World Bank and the Global Financing Facility, empowers young girls in impoverished regions of Senegal. It transforms futures through education and support on health, hygiene and entrepreneurship.
Listen to our Fireside Chat with Novozymes to explore how companies can bring the voice of youth into their SDG thinking and innovation and get ideas
The health of women, children and adolescents should be a concern for all of us, including multinational business. This article explains how the Global Financing Facility for Women, Children and Adolescents is helping to catalyse investment in this critical area, including through partnerships with the private sector.
The youth population in Sub-Saharan Africa is set to surpass any other region, making education a crucial investment. Learning poverty affects 90% of children in the region, necessitating urgent solutions. Kwara State’s Governor showcases the transformative power of the KwaraLEARN program, emphasizing its data-driven pedagogy and innovative learning technologies. Investing in education will unlock Africa’s economic potential and empower its young generation to shape the world’s future.
In response to the growing mental health crisis among youth, the UNICEF-led Global Coalition for Youth Mental Health issues an urgent call to businesses worldwide. Advocating for increased investment, public awareness, and supportive workplace cultures, this coalition strives to foster environments that prioritize and protect youth mental health, aiming to benefit 30 million individuals by 2030.

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Discover how empowering youth and supporting initiatives that uplift young voices, promotes human rights and governance, leading to a just and equitable future.

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