Donner la priorité aux jeunes

Toutes les crises actuelles dans le monde (conflits, VIH/SIDA, chômage) ont un point commun : elles impliquent toutes des jeunes qui sont désespérés par ces problèmes, mais qui représentent également une source de changement en grande partie inexploitée.

Pour un grand nombre d'entre nous, le monde peut ressembler à une maison de retraite. Il y a cependant 2,8 milliards d'individus de moins de 25 ans pour une population mondiale qui compte six milliards d'individus. Neuf de ces jeunes sur 10 vivent dans des pays en voie de développement. Ils ne représentent pas simplement le futur, mais également le présent.

C'est pourquoi 170 représentants de la jeunesse de 82 pays se rassemblent cette semaine à Sarajevo sur l'invitation de la Banque Mondiale, du Forum européen de la Jeunesse et du Mouvement Scout. Il ne s'agit pas juste d'une autre réunion, mais du rassemblement d'un groupe menacé, qui joue un rôle clé dans la résolution des défis de développement du monde.

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