The world's young people -- both this generation and the next -- will face a truly stark reality unless a far higher level of attention, resources, and commitment to action is mustered to combat rising youth unemployment.
The economic recovery is underway, but an important group is being left behind. According to a new report by the International Youth Foundation, the global youth unemployment rate is expected to reach 12.8 percent by 2018.
I'm an optimist by nature. But I'm also a realist. That's why we are helping to build a global community of action that believes young people are the drivers of our future peace and prosperity -- and thus are embracing the tough work of making that vision a reality around the world.
Harjant's parents were deeply disturbed by the news, and initially tried to "change" his mind. He says that in India, the subject of homosexuality was so repressed at the time that there were hardly any words to define it.
New policies and procedures are announced nearly every day in Washington, D.C., often with little notice, and sometimes, deservedly so. However, a new youth policy just released by the U.S. Agency for International Development deserves not only our attention, but real applause.