Global Youth Forum 2016 | Day 1

June 13-15, 2016 | More than 150 partners and representatives from the public and private sectors, civil society, and young people themselves, gathered at the World Bank Group Headquarters for three days to exchange new and innovative ideas, and to support the actions of the global community.


  1. About Global Youth Forum

  2. The World Bank Group (WBG) and its Global Partnership for Youth in Development organized the Global Youth Forum 2016, in Washington, D.C. on June 13-15, 2016. The Forum addressed topics of fundamental importance to young people in the process of development, including the building blocks of education, health, and employment; the context-setting issues such as climate change, migration, and technology; and the areas where policymakers are most concerned with young people: voice, governance, peace, and violence. The Forum also encouraged and built upon the active participation of young speakers. Each plenary session included the voices and views of young people, and elicited new ideas from young social entrepreneurs and activists.

    The forum was a three day event covering a wide range of important topics, so we will be covering the highlights of each day in a different Storify.

  3. Welcome & Opening Remarks

  4. Day 1 Sessions

  5. Introduction: Growing Up in an Increasingly Uncertain World