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.
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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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.
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.
Youth-focused policies can do a lot to strengthen future growth and protect industries.
Good youth policy development means key stakeholders work cooperatively.
A youth policy focus drives key development areas that require urgent action.
Policy has an important role in creating frameworks that establish the programs to support young people.
Young people are entitled to supportive youth policies that represent commitments from government.
Policies that honor agreements promote the interests and rights of young people.