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Lessons and solutions to amplify the rights and voices of youth

13 Dec 2021

Lessons and solutions to amplify the rights and voices of youth
Photo credit: Sufian Abdulmouty/UNFPA Sudan

Marking Human Rights Day on 10 December 2021, a new report provides validated lessons and solutions to strengthen United Nations youth programmes, especially around youth participation and youth and human rights. 

The report, ‘What works to amplify the rights and voices of youth?’ is particularly timely, as the global community re-energizes itself to recover from the COVID-19 crisis and increases its pace towards the Sustainable Development Goals, with youth firmly at the front and centre of these efforts. The lessons facilitate a deeper understanding of how to enable key actors, step up accountability for and with youth, engage youth in multiple capacities, and strengthen representation and inclusion of youth in programmes. 

The lessons were harvested from 150+ youth evaluations and contribute to increasing accountability for results within the United Nations system. The exercise was co-led by the Evaluation Offices of UNFPA and UNICEF along with EvalYouth Global Network, Office of the Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth and FAO, ILO, IOM, DPPA/PBSO, UNDP and UNIDO.

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