Global Business Coalition for Education

Davos: There is no future without youth employability

Just a week before world leaders will convene for the 48th World Economics Forum (WEF), Davos, WEF, released its annual “Global Risk Report” – highlighting the economic, environmental, geopolitical, societal, and technological risks facing the world at-large. One risk in particular is youth unemployment/underemployment, which was characterized as an economic risk, but really has the ability to impact almost every other risk outlined in the report. The International Labour Organization (ILO) estimates that there is 71 million unemployed 15-to-24-year-olds around the globe.