Siddarth Narayan wants the president's ear. He knows many young adults are cynical about politics -- they don't believe their opinions are heard and they aren't sure how to enter the political process. But he's working to change that.
For the past 4 months across 5 countries, our team has held community meetings, worked the phones, had countless conversations, and traveled miles to find and support young environmental heroes. And the news is good!
Skepticism about the Olympics is part of an arduous and often frustrating process towards more political engagement and an ever more vibrant democracy, requiring stakeholders to rethink the way to organize political life in Brazil.
A young Nepali woman, Jolly Amatya has been appointed as the "Youth Chair" for the Youth Assembly at the United Nations. She is the first and the youngest Nepali to be appointed in such a high position leading young people around the world at the "Youth Assembly at the United Nations".
Unemployment -- and the lack of necessary skills for employment, particularly among youth under age 25 -- is one of the issues I hear about most as I speak with world leaders, hotel owners and employees in the thousands of communities where Hilton operates. It's no surprise why.
Since youth will be tasked with finding solutions to challenges, many of which our generation has yet been unable to solve, we have to ask ourselves, are we providing them with the intellectual and analytical tools, incentives and motivation to tackle these issues going forward?
Speaking at the recent White House Summit on Global Development, President Barack Obama celebrated a long list of important advances in health, clean energy, and food security made during his two terms in office.
A foggy lawyer of tear gas is pierced by an oncoming tank. Students cling to the gates of the polytechnic, pleading to the imposing hoard of soldiers below, "We are your brothers! We are your brothers!" The gates fall, mangled and crushed beneath the merciless tread of tank wheels.
Both of President Obama's campaigns have inspired record-breaking youth engagement in politics, yet Millennials are still very much inactive when it comes to policymaking, since their networks are usually inadequate for effective lobbying.