YouthWorldAffairs -what if new york was rated by sustainability goals generation world class at jobs-connecting education as well as investment banking and media - join our meetings preparing before and after collaborations with WISE@UNGA UN sept 2018

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Once every four years youth and teachers travel the globe to celebrate creative youth in front of the White house- our Chinese networks travelled the furthest - we represent nearly quarter of world's youth, but since China has only opened out to the world since 1976 most of our parents dont know much about Global Affairs -making YouthGlobalAffairs especially important for Chinese to explore

ICAF gave chance to interview so many different peoples and by contacting former China Interns of ICAF this could be the best first 5 days event spent abroad if you want to kickstart your own capacity to translate globaL affairs

China relaunches G20 in era of sustainability goals

Wow i wasnt expecting this- China convened G20 summer 2016 around the greatest sustainabiloity collaborations ever announced
Lets see how
Germans
then India
then Argentina build on such collaborations as Jack Ma's EWTP

Jinpings leadership of Climate Consensus
Jinping and Asian Infrastructure Bank investments in One Belt One Road
Jack Ma's EWTP
Blockchains

Suddenly China needs to translate its DEVELOPMENT visions all over the world and vice versa
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Alibaba Group Executive Chairman Jack Ma is urging G20 nations to set up digital free trade zones that would enable small businesses worldwide to bypass complex regulations and protectionist trade policies that hinder global commerce. “In most countries SMEs contribute more than 50 percent of GDP and an even higher percentage of employment,” said Ma this week at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, a three-day international conference on economic issues confronting Russia and the world. Yet SMEs are shut out of global markets by obstacles such as complex regulations and market-entry regimes that only large companies can navigate, as well as a lack of access to financing, he said. “Over the past 20 or 30 years, financial systems were designed for the 20% of companies that are big multinationals, leaving 80% of businesses with no space to grow,” Ma said. During two appearances at the St. Petersburg forum—Ma participated in a panel discussion and gave a speech—China’s most visible internet entrepreneur said he wants to reduce barriers by establishing what he calls the Electronic World Trade Platform (eWTP), a web-based body driven by small businesses that he envisions as a successor to the World Trade Organization. “The WTO did a wonderful job in past years, and I think globalization is good,” he said. But the WTO has failed to make progress for many years because of conflicts among member governments and multinational corporations, many pushing protectionist trade agendas. “We cannot wait for the government negotiation, let’s do something simple and easy to move things ahead,” he said. This would include not only the establishment of the eWTP but also setting up a digital version of the fabled Silk Road trade routes between Europe and Asia. Ma wants to create a global online trading platform replete with virtual free trade zones for small businesses. These zones would allow small businesses in one country to sell to consumers in another, without anyone having to pay import duties and with speedy customs clearance. “Imagine if SMEs could buy and sell products anywhere in the world with mobile phones and PCs,” he said. “We should build special rules and laws to help small guys move forward,” Ma explained. “Trains have stations, airplanes have airports, boats have docks,” he said. “We need global free trade zones for small businesses, or e-hubs,” Ma said, adding that Russia would be a logical host for a hub connecting Asia and Europe. “We recommend G20 countries to support the Electronic World Trade Platform, which should help to support a new and more open way for global trade,” added Ma, who is the chaiman of the B20 SME Development Task Force, a G20 advisory group. During the forum, Ma spoke on a range of topics, among them ways to address the problem of a vanishing middle class around the world, and how G20 countries ought to create a new type of visa to allow entrepreneurs to travel more freely. To watch a video of Ma’s speech in St. Petersburg, visit the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum website here. To watch the panel discussion, click here.

Monday, December 5, 2016

30 Countries Leaders Unite in Declaring need for greatest #LearningGeneration

wow school entrepreneurs sudenly have a lot of world to do and a lot of leadership friends around the world

Co-covenors : Norway’s PM Erna Solberg,  Chile’s Michelle Bachelet Indonesia’s Joko Widodo,  Malawi’s Peter Mutharika, UNESCO Irina Bokova  acceptance by Ban Ki-Moon

Commissioners Gordon Brown (chair, scotland);  Jim Kim, Jack Ma (China),  Gracia Machel (S Africa), Amartya Sen,

Ananat Agarwal, Jose Manuel Barroso, Felipe Calderon (Mexico), Kristin Clemet (Norway),  Aliko Dangote (Nigeria), Julia Gilard, Bael Raza Jamil (Pakistan), Amel Karboul (Tunisia), Jakaya Kikwete (tanzania), Yuriko Koike (Japan), Anthony Lake (UNICEF), Ju-Ho Lee (South Korea),  Strive Masiyowa Zimbabwe telecom billionnaire,  Teopisyta Biriungi Mayanja (S Korea), Shakira Mebarak Superstar singer from Colombia, Patricio Meller (Chile),  Ngozi Oko0nzo-Iweala (Nigeria), Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi (United Arab Emirates),  Kailash Satyarthi (india),  Theo Sowa (African Women Development), Lawrence Summers, Helle Thorning Schmidt (SAve The Children International)