HRH The Prince of Wales in Financial Times: “Young people must be at the heart of the global recovery”

Written by HRH The Prince of Wales, President and Founder of Prince's Trust International

23rd June 2021

The effects of this pandemic have been wide-ranging and long lasting. Young people, though less directly affected by the medical emergency of the pandemic, have been disproportionately impacted by the financial fallout. It has been reported that during the height of the pandemic, one in six young people were out of work globally.

Despite this difficult situation, I am heartened by initial findings from a piece of international research conducted by my Prince’s Trust on the future of work. The research highlights young people as truly global citizens, committed to caring for their communities and showing concern for wider environmental stewardship.

Since the early days of the Prince’s Trust in the 1970s, I have always believed in helping to develop the full potential of young people. My Trust has helped over 1m of these young people transform their lives, start careers and launch businesses, and now works in 18 countries around the world. Despite the pandemic, it is encouraging to hear that almost 80 per cent of young people surveyed believe that their generation can create solutions to some of the world’s biggest challenges.


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