INVESTING IN YOUTH POLICY

What was "INVESTING IN YOUTH POLICY"

Bangkok, 5 October 2011 – UNICEF and the Asia-Pacific Interagency Group on Youth called on regional governments to focus greater energy on Asia-Pacific’s 1.1 billion young people, which they say are vital for the region’s future economic development.

They launched a new policy guide Investing in Youth Policy.This policy guide makes a strong case for governments to put young people higher on the policy agenda.

In the policy guide

Investing in Youth Policy features practical examples on how to develop effective policies and carry out programmes to help young people realize their full potential and support their transition into adulthood. The guide is being made available as an online flip book(Closed now).

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BACKGROUND

Booming economic growth has meant that the majority of young people in the region are now better able to participate productively in society. However, widening economic and social gaps have also left many others suffering from extreme poverty, gender inequality, limited access to education, poor health, disability, inadequate housing, and exploitation.

FEATURE

Investing in Youth Policy features examples on how to develop effective policies and carry out programmes to help young people realize their full potential and support their transition into adulthood.

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Resources

The guide is being made available as an online flip book (flip closed now), with links to key documents, videos and other resources, to make it more accessible for policy makers, civil society and young people.


Why Should We Invest In Youth Policy

  1. It makes economic sense

    Youth-focused policies can do a lot to strengthen future growth and protect industries.

  2. It brings sectors together

    Good youth policy development means key stakeholders work cooperatively.

  3. It drives priority areas

    A youth policy focus drives key development areas that require urgent action.

  4. It creates successful programs.

    Policy has an important role in creating frameworks that establish the programs to support young people.

  5. It supports and commits to young people

    Young people are entitled to supportive youth policies that represent commitments from government.

  6. It honors regional and international agreements

    Policies that honor agreements promote the interests and rights of young people.

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