Youth Policies in G7 Countries: What Makes a Difference?






There are more young people in the world today than ever before, and they are at the heart of global movements and mobilizations. The global youth population—1.8 billion strong—represents endless opportunities to help us create a more equal world and better future for all. To build that potential into real change, youth need access to relevant, equitable and inclusive education and spaces to raise their voice.

Youth voices must be included in the decision-making process and consultations. Youth have strong opinions regarding the current global changes, be it the changing world of work, wage inequality, housing discrimination, student loan debt, environment and/or climate change.

The webinar is organized by the WE EMPOWER - G7 Programme to showcase policies that champion young people’s empowerment in G7 countries. The panelists will provide examples on how to be active and engaged to advance gender equality and women's economic empowerment. 





Diana Rusu, Innovation and Knowledge Management for Women’s Economic Empowerment Specialist


Charlotte Bour, French Delegate, 2019 Youth Summit of G7

Sabrina Grover, Business Development Coordinator, Young Diplomats of Canada


Charlotte BourFrench Delegate, 2019 Youth Summit of G7

Charlotte Bour is a young humanitarian exercising in a fair trade NGO. Trained at Nanterre University in Political Science and Philosophy and at King's College London in African Development and Leadership, Charlotte then turned to environmental issues and agricultural development. She was one of the French delegates at the Youth 7, the "G7 of the Young", to negotiate and promote proposals to the G7 governments.


Sabrina Grover, Business Development Coordinator, Young Diplomats of Canada

Sabrina is currently serving as the co-chair of the Youth 7 (Y7) summit which serves as the formal side engagement to the G7 as part of Canada's 2018 G7 presidency. Sabrina spent over 10 years working in developing programs for youth academic conferences focused on the United Nations in Calgary, Seattle, Portland and New York.

Sabrina has also worked extensively in provincial politics in Alberta prior to the dissolution of the PC Party of Alberta focused on campaigns, youth engagement and media relations.




The webinar is organized by WE EMPOWER - G7 Programme Team. 

Promoting Economic Empowerment of Women at Work through Responsible Business Conduct in G7 Countries (WE EMPOWER Programme) is a programme funded by the European Union (EU) and implemented by UN Women and the International Labour Organization (ILO). Over the next two years, the WE EMPOWER Programme will convene stakeholders dialogues in the EU, Canada, Japan and the US to exchange knowledge, experiences, good practices and lessons learned in the context of the changing world of work. 

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