Prime Minister Imran Khan in a virtual address to the Developing Eight (D8) countries on Thursday, urged them to create opportunities to empower the youth, which he said will “not only optimise our opportunities, but also [help us] overcome our common challenges”.
The theme for this year’s conference was “Partnership for a Transformative World: Harnessing the Power of Youth and Technology.”
While virtually addressing the 10th D8 summit in Dhaka, he said harnessing technology, promoting innovation and investing in the education, skills and training of the youth was an urgent task that must be prioritised by all member countries.
“Today, the world boasts the largest number of young people in history. Even before the pandemic struck, around one-fifth of the global youth was unemployed and did not have the education and the skills to equip them for the 21st century,” said PM Imran Khan.