Governance & Policy

Five Steps to More Meaningful Youth Engagement

My name is Matthew French and I work for JBS International, Inc. This blog draws upon research conducted under contract with USAID’s office of Education (read the full youth engagement report here), as well as my own experiences working with young people.

Youth Entrepreneurship in Europe: Values, Attitudes, Policies

The level of youth unemployment remains very high in several EU Member States, and there is increased awareness of the economic and social consequences associated with long‑term disengagement from the labour market. In light of the high potential of entrepreneurs to create employment and sustainable growth, promoting youth entrepreneurship and making Europe more entrepreneur‑friendly has recently become a priority on the EU policy agenda.

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International Youth Day

Event host(s)/organization(s): 
United Nations
Event Date: 
Aug 12, 2015 (All day)

The theme of International Youth Day 2015 is “Youth Civic Engagement.” The engagement and participation of youth is essential to achieve sustainable human development. Yet often the opportunities for youth to engage politically, economically and socially are low or non-existent.

Our world, our Dignity, our Future. The post-2015 agenda and the role of youth

Event host(s)/organization(s): 
United Nations
Event Date: 
May 27, 2015 (All day)

Follow the livestream of the United Nations Secretary-General’s meeting with Youth

Millennium Leadership Program

The Millennium Fellowship is open to rising leaders and innovators around the world committed to achieving transformational change in their communities, countries, and professional fields with a global impact. Fellows will be at the forefront of the Atlantic Council's work to promote constructive leadership and create a more secure and prosperous world. Through a competitive application process, the Atlantic Council will accept approximately twenty exceptional leaders who are thirty-five years old and under into the inaugural class of Millennium fellows this spring.

Global Research Symposium: Labour Market Transitions of Young Women and Men

Event host(s)/organization(s): 
International Labour Organization
Event Date: 
Mar 3, 2015 (All day) to Mar 4, 2015 (All day)

An international forum for sharing results of the ILO’s Call for Papers on labour market transition of young women and men in developing countries. The Symposium offers an opportunity for researchers and development practitioners to discuss innovative research on themes of youth employment and labour market transitions and applicability to policy and programme advice and implementation.

Youth in the SDGs: Getting Beyond the Rhetoric

Originally posted by Nicole Goldin, January 26, 2015.

A Push for Youth Policy

Turning the Tide for Girls and Young Women: How to Achieve an AIDS-Free Future

Event host(s)/organization(s): 
Population Council
Event Date: 
Oct 8, 2014 (10:00am to 11:30am)

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