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Date: Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 5:45 p.m EDT approx. (13:00 – 21:45 GMT or convert time)
Location: World Bank Headquarters and Online

The Youth Summit 2013 is an event championed by the Junior Professional Associates (JPA) Program and the World Bank Group (WBG) youth with help of other units, held on October 23, 2013.

In 2012, the World Bank Group President Jim Kim challenged the organization’s youth to think of ways to foster growth in young professionals who understand the consequences of persistent poverty, and are able to create solutions to eliminate extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity. The WBG Youth are embracing President’s challenge by asking young people around the world to participate in the Youth Summit 2013.

The theme for the event is “Youth Entrepreneurship: Cultivating an innovative spirit to alleviate global youth unemployment”.

The Youth Summit 2013 will feature notable panelists, including the WBG President Jim Kim, and will provide a forum for young people from around the globe to share innovative ideas to create opportunities for youth employment and job creation.

The summit will address three areas: Youth Employment, Education, Millennial Communications – the use of social media and technology for development. Before the summit, a Development Case Study Competition challenged youth worldwide to propose solutions for real development issues that the WBG and external partners are striving to solve.

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