Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus called on the young people to work for building a humane society to save the world facing Armageddon.
He made the call while addressing the 73rd UNGA High-Level Side Event on Social Business, Youth and Technology on September 25, a press release sent by Yunus Centre said on Saturday.
It added that Yunus urged the young people to create a new civilization on the basis of empathy and human values.
Yunus warned the youth that if they could not change the present greed-based civilization they might be the last generation to live on this planet.
‘If we continue on this path we’ll self-destruct ourselves within this century,’ the press release added quoting Yunus.
‘We must mobilise ourselves to get away from the disaster path by building a new civilization,’ he added.
Global Committee on Social Business, Youth and Technology is a global cross-sector and cross-generational partner network to innovate together for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals launched by United Nations, said the press release.
The event was held at UN headquarters.
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