YABT will participate in the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) "Breaking new ground-partnerships for more and better jobs for young people", which will be held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. This event is jointly organized by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs and the International Labour Organization, in collaboration with the United Nations Office for Partnerships and the United Nations Global Compact Office.
Two interactive dialogues will take place to discuss ways to strengthen the partnership between governments, the private sector and the philanthropic community in advancing youth employment and decent work. The themes to be explored will include innovations in promoting youth employment and creating opportunities for youth in the workplace. The outcome of discussions will be submitted to all United Nations Member States during the 2012 High-level session of ECOSOC in July.
Participants include Member States of the United Nations, high-level representatives of United Nations organizations, heads of corporate and non-corporate foundations, senior giving officers from philanthropic organizations, CEOs of corporations, representatives of trade unions and employers organizations, as well as other civil society organizations and academic institutions.
The programme and background note outlining the event's objectives is available on the event's website