WHY SHOULD WE INVEST IN YOUTH POLICY?<br />
THERE ARE SIX REASONS<br />THERE ARE SIXBIG REASONS<br />
1. It makes economic sense<br /> Youth-focused policies can do a lot to<br />strengthen future growth<br />and protect ind...
WE CAN INVEST IN OUR FUTURE<br />Missed investments in                                                         young peopl...
2. It brings sectors together<br />Good youth policy development                  means key stakeholders                  ...
WE CAN WORK TOGETHER<br />Youth policy reaches across                                      policy areas, creating dialogue...
3. It drives priority areas<br />A youth policy focus drives                                    key  development areas  th...
WE CAN TACKLE THE ISSUES<br />Poverty and inequality<br />Education & vocational training<br />Employment<br />Health     ...
4. It creates successful programmes<br />Policy has an important role in                             creating  frameworks ...
WE CAN PROVIDE OPPORTUNITY<br />To make the best use of scarce public funding,                 policy makers need to inves...
5. It supports and commits                   to young people<br />Young people are entitled to supportive      youth polic...
WE CAN SUPPORTOUR                 YOUNG POPULATION<br />61% of the world’s young people                                  1...
6. It honours regional and international agreements<br />Policies that honour agreements                        promote th...
WE CAN DO THE RIGHTTHING<br />Youth deserve our full commitment –                       full access to education,         ...
               CAN WE DO IT?<br />HOW<br />
CONSULT, COORDINATE,                   COMMUNICATE, COOPERATE<br />
COLLECT AND USE GOOD DATA<br />
INVOLVEYOUNG PEOPLE<br />
PUT POLICY INTO PRACTICE<br />
BECAUSE OUR YOUNG PEOPLE                    ARE IMPORTANT<br />Policy gives direction to a country                        ...
INVESTING IN YOUTH POLICY<br />Read Investing in Youth Policy                                    and find out why countrie...
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Why Should We Invest In Youth Policy

  1. 1. WHY SHOULD WE INVEST IN YOUTH POLICY?<br />
  2. 2. THERE ARE SIX REASONS<br />THERE ARE SIXBIG REASONS<br />
  3. 3. 1. It makes economic sense<br /> Youth-focused policies can do a lot to<br />strengthen future growth<br />and protect industries<br />
  4. 4. WE CAN INVEST IN OUR FUTURE<br />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<br />
  5. 5. 2. It brings sectors together<br />Good youth policy development means key stakeholders work cooperatively<br />
  6. 6. WE CAN WORK TOGETHER<br />Youth policy reaches across policy areas, creating dialogue between governments, civil society and the private sector<br />
  7. 7. 3. It drives priority areas<br />A youth policy focus drives key development areas that require urgent action<br />
  8. 8. WE CAN TACKLE THE ISSUES<br />Poverty and inequality<br />Education & vocational training<br />Employment<br />Health particularly RH and HIV<br />
  9. 9. 4. It creates successful programmes<br />Policy has an important role in creating frameworks that establish the programmes to support young people<br />
  10. 10. WE CAN PROVIDE OPPORTUNITY<br />To make the best use of scarce public funding, policy makers need to invest in programmes that have proven to be successful<br />Joint Statement by Heads of UN Entities Launch of International Year of Youth<br />
  11. 11. 5. It supports and commits to young people<br />Young people are entitled to supportive youth policies that represent commitments from government<br />
  12. 12. WE CAN SUPPORTOUR YOUNG POPULATION<br />61% of the world’s young people 10-24 years live in the Asia-Pacific region<br />
  13. 13. 6. It honours regional and international agreements<br />Policies that honour agreements promote the interests and rights of young people<br />
  14. 14. WE CAN DO THE RIGHTTHING<br />Youth deserve our full commitment – full access to education, adequate healthcare, employment opportunities, financial services and full participation in public life<br />Ban Ki-moon, United Nations Secretary-General<br />
  15. 15. CAN WE DO IT?<br />HOW<br />
  16. 16. CONSULT, COORDINATE, COMMUNICATE, COOPERATE<br />
  17. 17. COLLECT AND USE GOOD DATA<br />
  18. 18. INVOLVEYOUNG PEOPLE<br />
  19. 19. PUT POLICY INTO PRACTICE<br />
  20. 20. BECAUSE OUR YOUNG PEOPLE ARE IMPORTANT<br />Policy gives direction to a country to provide the things they want for their young people<br />
  21. 21. INVESTING IN YOUTH POLICY<br />Read Investing in Youth Policy and find out why countries should develop youth policies <br />www.investinginyouthpolicy.com<br />Investing in Youth Policy shares good practices from seven countries in the Asia-Pacific Region<br />Produced by UNICEF in cooperation with the Asia-Pacific Interagency Group on Youth, 2011<br />

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