A Look at 4 Key Sustainable Development Goals

With 17 goals and 169 targets, the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda sets a pace for the next 15 years that's ambitious—and impossible, critics will say. As the UN prepares to adopt these Sustainable Development Goals next week, the links and overlap between four key goals highlighted by Bill Reese in 4 Reasons to Be Optimistic about the 2030 UN Agenda will be critical to their collective success.

4 Reasons To Be Optimistic About the 2030 UN Agenda

If you are concerned, as I am, about the wellbeing of today’s young people, and wonder what it will take to create a better future for them and their children, then here’s some positive news.

YouthMap Voices 2015 Event

IYF brought together young people and youth stakeholders from across the continent at the YouthMap: Learning + Collaborating + Innovating Conference in Uganda.

Ensuring Arab Youth Have a Stake in the Future: A Call to Action

"You don't have to choose between launching innovative or traditional business start-ups," one promising entrepreneur from Jordan recently argued. "In our culture, we can do both at the same time."

How Investments in Vietnamese Youth Paid Off

Vietnam’s youth have a better chance of being employed than many of their regional peers, with comparatively greater numbers of youth in school, jobs, or training. These are among the findings of a new study by IYF, CSIS, and Hilton Worldwide.

Bridging the Hope Gap: Why Life Skills Matter

People ask me all the time, how do today’s young people, especially those living in the most chaotic and violent regions of the world, find the strength to overcome the enormous challenges and disappointments in their lives? How do they regain their balance, build up their confidence, and imagine a brighter future?

Where You Start in Life Does Not Determine Your Future

In this video interview, Reeta Roy, President & CEO of The MasterCard Foundation, shares why investing in Africa’s youth is so critical—and her hopes for 2015.

A Great Recipe for Positive Social Change: Mix One Young Entrepreneur With a Team of Volunteers

I recently returned from Lima, Peru, where I had the privilege to meet with 20 young social entrepreneurs who had traveled from around the globe to take part in a week-long leadership retreat. 

Global Youth Wellbeing Index Google Hangout

Meet the principal author of the Global Youth Wellbeing Index and hear from social entrepreneurs all over Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

When Getting to Work is a Bigger Challenge than Finding a Job

Policymakers in Jordan consider the policy implications of a new IYF study identifying transportation as key obstacle impacting youth employability.