“More than ever, people around the globe need to come together”
Toronto, July 15, 2016 - The organization representing young entrepreneurs across the G20 countries today called for unity in the wake of the most recent attack in Nice, France. The G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance (G20 YEA) is a global network of approximately 500,000 young entrepreneurs and the organizations that support them that promote youth entrepreneurship as a driver of economic renewal, job creation, innovation and social change. The group issued a statement condemning the the Bastille Day tragedy, the most recent of a spate of terrorist attacks that have happened in the past several months.
“In the wake of the July 14 attack in Nice, we stand with the French people as well with those in other countries that have suffered terrorist outrages in recent months,” the Alliance stated. “The attacks of the type we have seen in Nice, Orlando, Istanbul, Brussels, Paris, Ankara, Dakha and Baghdad and other cities have been horrific. In a world that is coming together, we need people to unite in opposition to this senseless violence.”
The Alliance noted that young entrepreneurs across the G20 countries share the values of peace and dialogue and strongly believe that prosperity and inclusive growth are a prerequisite to social cohesion and progress in our different countries. In this spirit, the group will ensure that the 8th annual G20 YEA Summit, which will bring hundreds of young entrepreneurs together this September in Beijing, China, will be an opportunity to condemn violence and terror and showcase how entrepreneurship can bring people together from different cultures to strengthen our economies and our communities to deepen our respect and trust in one another.