Esperanza: Youth Are the Face of the Future, Commission on Population and Development


With the world’s growing population there has been an increase in the number of youth, especially in developing nations.  This growing youth population should not be seen as a threat, but as an opportunity. Because the human person is a profound source of creativity, the energy of young people can be channeled into entrepreneurship and innovation.

Work is one means of expressing the dignity of the person.  Work offers an opportunity to prove individual worth, contribute to society, develop personal skills, and to provide for self and family.  Youth are in the privileged position of beginning this journey towards realizing their full potential.

Creating jobs and encouraging youth innovation are necessary to building a better world.  To ensure employment opportunities, youth must be provided with education, vocational training and skills training.  We call upon world leaders to harness the tremendous human capital of youth to grow and develop economies.

Leah, United StatesAge 24

45th Session on the Commission on Population and Development 

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