More than 500 young professionals met with business, civil society and government leaders to discuss how to solve challenges encountered by today’s youth at this year’s Junior Chamber International (JCI) Global Partnership Summit, which took place July 23-25 in New York City.
The summit marks 30 years of cooperation between the International Chamber of Commerce, JCI and the World Chambers Federation (WCF) – a specialized division of ICC encompassing chambers of commerce from every region of the world. USCIB is ICC’s American affiliate.
During the event, Cynthia Duncan, USCIB’s senior vice president for Carnet and Trade Services, and chair of the World ATA Carnet Council, spoke about the dynamic cooperation between JCI and WCF on a wide range of initiatives.
She called on JCI members to continue supporting ICC and G20 efforts to foster education and entrepreneurship, and she urged the new generation of leaders to formulate and advocate policy proposals that will “contribute to a sustainable global economy and reduce youth unemployment.”
Focusing on the role of young active citizens and their contribution to the post-2015 global development process, the conference aimed to provide young professionals with the tools and information necessary to impact their communities through targeted action and strategic partnerships.
Every two years, WCF organizes the World Chambers Conference, the only global gathering of chambers of commerce from around the world. The 9th World Chambers Congress will take place in Torino in June 2015.
Staff contact: Cynthia Duncan