Ever interested in what are the main motives for Azerbaijani youth that drive them in life? You might be surprised by answers of 300 young people. The world has discussed a lot about how millennials are going to shape our planet and how indeed they do but have we ever thought about what are the characteristics, motives, differences of Azerbaijani youth and how they are shaping today and future? Youth Speak 2015 survey can help us to understand and analyze our youth, their lifestyles and other factors. So, I have decided to look up for some interesting facts about how our youth perceive themselves. So, let’s explore some interesting facts.
This week, young leaders are coming together in the legendary land of possibility, New York City. AIESEC’s Youth Action Summit has summoned the youth world and the business world to the United Nations Headquarters for a three day summit which aims to discuss and create an agenda which will define youth implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
As the first day of the summit comes to a close, we want to highlight four signs that we’ve noticed which indicate that young people are absolutely ready and able to change our world. Youth are the present, and the future. Here’s why.
There’s Power In Our Numbers
80 million people classify as what we define as “millennial” (born between 1985-1993). This is the largest generation of any in the world. 50% of the world’s population in 2015 is under the age of 30. Statistically speaking, we make up a disproportionately large portion of the global ecosystem. Young people want their opinions and insights to count for something, and we’ve got the numbers to back us up.
We Are Consistently Demonstrating Our Influence
Youth movements are not uncommon. Across the world, young people have shown that they have the ability to make serious changes by using their voices. With the rise of young leaders such as Malala Yousafzai in Pakistan and Joshua Wong in Hong Kong, we have proven that we have the power to make a political difference. Additionally, young people are incredibly active in the digital world, with the rise of YouTube, Instagram, and Vine stars creating a new category of youth leadership: influencer. The digital ecosystem has changed the way youth leaders rise and communicate, leading me to the next point.
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