While criticism of the garment industry's social and environmental costs persists, Felipe Cortés Bravo is one young leader offering a solution.
Strong new evidence underscores the necessity of increasing investment in youth economic opportunity. The recently released International Labour Organization (ILO) World Employment and Social Outlook for Youth 2016 report shows youth unemployment on the rise. According to the ILO, a lower than expected global growth rate, the lowest in developing countries in more than a decade, will leave an addition half million young people unemployed. The report points out that at least four United Nations Sustainable Development Goals will be reached much more easily if young people are employed in stable jobs.
On International Youth Day, the world's young people share their ideas and solutions for pressing global challenges.
While I join the administration and Summit participants in applauding all that has been accomplished in the last seven and a half years, I believe the event was missing discussions of two key realities.