A Youth development lens on Education 2030 (UN IANYD, September 2018)

Submitted by geraldine on Wed, 09/12/2018 - 15:54
Victoria Ibiwoye Youth Representative of the SDG-Education 2030 Steering Committee c UNESCO

by the Inter-Agency Network on Youth Development

“Youth” has the advantage of being one of the few concepts with dual meaning in policy, research and practice.  It is recognized as both a life stage and a group of individuals with specific characteristics and considerable demographic evolution and strength. As such, applying a youth development lens on SDG4 implies a dual recognition that:

  • Youth development is a policy area and a policy objective with which targets under SDG4 interact and are closely interlinked;
  • Young people are, by right, a legitimate stakeholder group in any development effort (including the effort for the realization of SDG4) that aspires to be relevant, efficient and inclusive.

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