WFTU World Working Youth Congress November 2nd -3rd 2017, Rome Italy
The World Federation of Trade Unions in its 17th World Trade Union Congress made one more step in analyzing the situation and the problems of the working youth. The youth as the new shift of the working class faces today the problems of the working class but also other particular problems related to its age and particular needs. The working youth must be in the heart of action of the class oriented trade-unions all over the world.
The class-oriented trade-union movement, the WFTU has given and still does much attention to the development of young trade unionists able to lead the working class to victory. The renewal of cadres is necessary so that the eldest and more experienced trade unionists to be able to work with young and enthusiastic fighters. The WFTU and USB-Italy, with great pleasure, announce the WFTU World Working Youth Congress to take place in Rome Italy, November 2nd and 3″1 2017, under the slogan:
Young Generation fights for its present and future:
- with rights at work, to education, to culture and entertainment, with free time and social rights.
- active, militant and uncompromised within the trade unions.
- to dream and struggle for a world without capitalist barbarity.
We invite you to take part and contribute to elaborate the resolutions of the main documents, to get involved to the preparation of Congress itself and its decisions.
Participants should be up to 35 years of age.
We live in a period of deep economic crisis of the capitalist system. The major victim of this situation is the new generation. The capitalists and the governments want the new generation to be deprived of rights, of education, to have no respect of traditions and peoples’ struggles. They want a new generation that it will not take part in life and actions of the trade unions organizations. They want the new generation to be uncertain and insecure about their present and future.
The figures speak for themselves:
40% of the world’s population has no access to education, 115 million young people aged 15-24 are illiterate.
At present, 71 million young people are unemployed around the world and 156 million young people live in poverty, the world unemployment rate for youth is 13.1%, which varies from continent to continent and country to country.
Globally, the percentage of young people of age 15-29 ready to permanently move to some other country is 20%.
The highest trend to move abroad, with 38%, is in sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America and the Caribbean, followed by Eastern Europe at 37%. 27 million immigrants have been recorded worldwide aged 15-24 years. In the above numbers, the thousands of refugees who abandon their countries by force to escape from the war, hunger and suffering, caused by imperialist interventions, must be added. These problems can be resolved; they are not eternal, nor their causes. The class oriented trade unions must highlight and prepare our youth to take its position in the avant-garde of struggles for a better tomorrow.
USB Italy, the host organization of the World working Youth Congress, will cover accommodation and meals for 3 overnights (1, 2 and 3 November). The arrivals must be November 1st and the departures November 4th latest.
No international air tickets will be covered by the host organization or the WFTU.
For those delegates who need visa, a copy of the passport should be sent at registration.
*Only delegates aged up to 35 year of age will be accepted to take part at the Congress.
*Registration deadline September 15. 2017.