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The Young: unhappy and ready to shake it up

We live in a fast-paced, unpredictable, and tumultuous period in time. Our world is more interconnected than ever by trade, travel, and technology. Multilateral institutions that have played a key role in building our cross-border globalized economies are being put to the test, while humankind is confronted with a multitude of security threats. The global economy is slowing-down, inequalities are widening between, as well as within countries, and biodiversity is declining at unprecedented rates in history — eroding the very foundations of human existence. The rise of nationalism, populism, and the defiance of representative democracy undermine the social fabric of nations and jeopardize regional and international stability. Nowhere is this more evident than in the wave of discontent among the world’s youth.

Young people are unhappy and they want to shake up the established order.

These discussions are important because they facilitate a better understanding of the intricacies and challenges of our shifting world, they clear misunderstandings, and they bring the invaluable benefit of multiple viewpoints to tackle pressing regional and global issues — all while including younger people from all backgrounds and locations.

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