1 June 2015 – Policymakers, business leaders, youth groups, and civil society organizations came together at UN Headquarters in New York to discuss the importance of investing in young people to achieve a demographic dividend. As more young people become working-age, their ability to secure jobs will determine the degree to which a country is able to benefit from demographic transition. Investing in young people’s education, health, and development is an investment in the future that contributes to a potential demographic dividend. The High-level Meeting on the Demographic Dividend and Youth Employment was sponsored by United Nations Population Fund, International Labor Organization, and the UN General Assembly.
Watch a recording of the event here.
A comprehensive summary of the event and accompanying materials can be found here.