Program of Seminars
Youth Dialogue: Where Are The Jobs?
Generation Y Asks
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
IMF HQ1, R-710
South Africa Broadcast
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The financial crisis has created new challenges for the youth worldwide. Amongst the most pressing issues for youth is jobs. In many parts of the world, the youth unemployment rates are alarmingly high, leading to social unrest. The challenge for policymakers is to create a conducive macroeconomic environment for sustained growth—that generates jobs and opportunities for the young generation. In formulating the right economic policies, policymakers should consider the views and perspectives of youth leaders. The Youth Dialogue: Where are the jobs? Generation Y asks is a platform for the IMF to listen to youth concerns about the current global financial situation and their future.
Key questions to be addressed in the seminar include:
- How does the young generation perceive the financial crisis and its effect on unemployment in their regions?
- What challenges do young people face in securing meaningful employment?
- What is the Fund’s perspective on how countries should promote stable economic growth that will lead to increased employment opportunities for the young generation?
- How does the young generation envision their future?