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Clinton Global Initiative

Join the upcoming Clinton Global Initiative and OpenIDEO Challenge Supporting Youth Employment!

Youth Unemployment: A Global Challenge.
With over 70 million young people without jobs today, youth unemployment is a global crisis. While young people under the age of 24 make up approximately 17% of the world’s population, they now constitute 40% of those unemployed. Today young people are almost 3 times more likely than adults to be unemployed. 

This crisis affects countries of all sizes, undermines the health of society and robs us all of young people’s tremendous potential.  As the economic and social costs of youth unemployment rise, collective action, new ideas and long-term solutions are needed to harness the energy, talent and skills of new generations.

OpenIDEO: How Does It Work?
OpenIDEO is a place where people design better, together for social good. It's a collaborative platform offering people from around the world the chance to contribute their skills, passions and expertise to design solutions that can create impact in our lives and communities. 

It's where good ideas gain momentum through collective participation – your inspirations and research, his comments, her ideas, our design process. It's these efforts, big and small moments of sharing and collaboration, that make this platform a dynamic resource for tackling significant global challenges. Like visuals? Take a look at How it Works.

About The Sponsor

Established in 2005 by President Bill Clinton, the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), an initiative of the Clinton Foundation, convenes global leaders to create and implement innovative solutions to the world's most pressing challenges. CGI Annual Meetings have brought together more than 180 heads of state, 20 Nobel Prize laureates – and hundreds of leading CEOs, heads of foundations and NGOs, major philanthropists and members of the media. To date, members of the CGI community have made more than 2,800 Commitments to Action, which have improved the lives of over 430 million people in more than 180 countries. When fully funded and implemented, these commitments will be valued at $103 billion.