Global Responsibility as a Key Attribute for Young People
When members of the UN adopted the new Agenda for Sustainable Development in 2015, it created new integrated and universal goals for the international community. Increasing the sense of global responsibility felt by citizens throughout the world is one way to achieve these goals. Goals such as accelerating sustainable economic growth and employment, reducing inequality, and tackling poverty and climate change closely reflect the current generational sea changes in politics and the economy. Global trends increasingly demonstrate the importance of involving young people in decision-making processes at all levels. A key priority today should be finding ways to include young people’s concerns in the global agenda, since it is the young people who will replace current leaders in the medium term. Young people should be prepared to take an active stance on the global issues facing humanity and develop strategies for addressing them, applying their unique problem-solving skills to a wide range of issues. How to best engage young people in working towards the Sustainable Development Goals? What needs to be done to ensure the international business and expert communities consider the opinions of young people? How can we raise the profile of youth initiatives throughout the world? What are the main problems facing the young people worldwide today?
Pierre Morel, Co-Chairman, Trianon Dialogue Forum; Ambassador of the of the French Republic to the Russian Federation (1992–1996)
Anatoly Torkunov, Rector, MGIMO University
Ilya Barinov, Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Kaliningrad Region
Oleg Salagay, Deputy Minister of Healthcare of the Russian Federation
Mikhail Khomich, Deputy Prime Minister, Udmurt Republic