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Advancing the SDGs for youth


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Presentation by Dejan Bojanic, Vice-President of the European Youth Forum, on how the Youth Progress Index can help advance the SDGs for youth.

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Advancing the SDGs for youth

  1. 1. High-Level Political Forum New York, 16 July 2018
  2. 2. A youth-specific Index First SPI index looking into the particular realities of an age- based sub-group of society What particular challenges do young people face globally? Youth particularly important in 2030 Agenda discussions: “Critical agents of change” Next steps: Using the Youth Progress Index: A tool to complement other indicators in VNR reports / Shadow reports
  3. 3. Partners
  4. 4. YouthProgressIndex BasicHumanNeeds NutritionandBasic MedicalCare WaterandSanitation Shelter PersonalSafety Foundationsof Wellbeing AccesstoBasic Knowledge AccesstoInformation andCommunications HealthandWellness EnvironmentalQuality Opportunity PersonalRights PersonalFreedomand Choice Inclusion AccesstoAdvanced Education 0 20 40 60 80 100 YouthProgressIndexscore If the world were a country, it would score…
  5. 5. YPI 0K 10K 20K 30K 40K 50K 60K GDPpc PPP 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 YouthProgressIndex ArgentinaArmenia Austria Botswana Switzerland Cameroon Costa Rica Estonia Finland FranceCroatia India Iran Israel Mali Malaysia Norway Russia
  6. 6. Basic Human Needs
  7. 7. Foundati ons of Wellbein g
  8. 8. The Youth Progress Index & SDGs
  9. 9. Some thoughts resulting from YPI research Lack of age disaggregated data on youth is disempowering, and needs to be addressed Need more data to be able to analyse particular challenges faced by subgroups of youth, including young people with disabilities, young LGBTIQ, and young migrants Aim is to find partners willing to make Youth Progress Indexes for different levels of governance, similar to what SPI is doing globally
  10. 10. Get in touch! Dejan Bojanic, Vice-President of the European Youth Forum ( Stephanie Beecroft, Team Leader at European Youth Forum John Lisney, Project coordinator of Youth Progress Index (