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Why Should We Invest In Youth Policy Why Should We Invest In Youth Policy Presentation Transcript

  • WHY SHOULD WE INVEST IN YOUTH POLICY?
  • THERE ARE SIX REASONS
    THERE ARE SIXBIG REASONS
  • 1. It makes economic sense
     Youth-focused policies can do a lot to
    strengthen future growth
    and protect industries
  • WE CAN INVEST IN OUR FUTURE
    Missed investments in young people’s potential are costly to reverse… for youth and for societyJoint Statement by Heads of United Nations Entities Launch of International Year of Youth
  • 2. It brings sectors together
    Good youth policy development means key stakeholders work cooperatively
  • WE CAN WORK TOGETHER
    Youth policy reaches across policy areas, creating dialogue between governments, civil society and the private sector
  • 3. It drives priority areas
    A youth policy focus drives key development areas that require urgent action
  • WE CAN TACKLE THE ISSUES
    Poverty and inequality
    Education & vocational training
    Employment
    Health particularly RH and HIV
  • 4. It creates successful programmes
    Policy has an important role in creating frameworks that establish the programmes to support young people
  • WE CAN PROVIDE OPPORTUNITY
    To make the best use of scarce public funding, policy makers need to invest in programmes that have proven to be successful
    Joint Statement by Heads of UN Entities Launch of International Year of Youth
  • 5. It supports and commits to young people
    Young people are entitled to supportive youth policies that represent commitments from government
  • WE CAN SUPPORTOUR YOUNG POPULATION
    61% of the world’s young people 10-24 years live in the Asia-Pacific region
  • 6. It honours regional and international agreements
    Policies that honour agreements promote the interests and rights of young people
  • WE CAN DO THE RIGHTTHING
    Youth deserve our full commitment – full access to education, adequate healthcare, employment opportunities, financial services and full participation in public life
    Ban Ki-moon, United Nations Secretary-General
  • CAN WE DO IT?
    HOW
  • CONSULT, COORDINATE, COMMUNICATE, COOPERATE
  • COLLECT AND USE GOOD DATA
  • INVOLVEYOUNG PEOPLE
  • PUT POLICY INTO PRACTICE
  • BECAUSE OUR YOUNG PEOPLE ARE IMPORTANT
    Policy gives direction to a country to provide the things they want for their young people
  • INVESTING IN YOUTH POLICY
    Read Investing in Youth Policy and find out why countries should develop youth policies
    www.investinginyouthpolicy.com
    Investing in Youth Policy shares good practices from seven countries in the Asia-Pacific Region
    Produced by UNICEF in cooperation with the Asia-Pacific Interagency Group on Youth, 2011