Молодежь должна быть на первом месте

Все кризисы в современном мире - конфликты, ВИЧ/ СПИД, безработица - имеют одну общую черту: все они затрагивают молодых людей, обремененных безысходностью этих проблем и в то же время представляющих неиспользованный источник изменений.

Многие из нас, возможно, считают, что в мире больше пожилых людей. Однако 2.8 миллиарда человек в шести миллиардном населении нашей планеты - молодежь в возрасте до 25 лет. Девять из десяти этих молодых людей живут в развивающихся странах. Они - это не только наше будущее, но и настоящее.

Вот почему 170 лидеров молодежи из 82 стран мира собираются на этой неделе в Сараево по приглашению Всемирного Банка, Европейского молодежного форума и Скаутского движения. Это не просто очередная встреча - это собрание представителей группы населения, находящейся в наибольшей опасности, которой принадлежит ключевая роль в решении мировых проблем и задач развития.

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