New report publishes recommendations to empower young people to ensure their roles in delivering the 2030 SDGs
A new report published by the Commonwealth Secretariat and the Youth-Led Agency, Restless Development, has concluded that young people, particularly young women, are not adequately represented in the current formal political processes or institutions - including parliaments, political parties, elections, and public administrations.
In the report, four key recommendations were made regarding how organizations can proactively empower young people to ensure their roles in delivering the 2030 sustainable development goals (SDGs).
“First, youth participation should be strengthened in national review and accountability mechanisms for the SDGs. Second, young people should be empowered to generate, curate and disseminate data for reviewing and monitoring implementation of the SDGs.
Thirdly, young people should have assured open access to information on the SDGs. This transparency should include a commitment to publish information that is accessible and usable. Finally, accountability approaches from around the world should be piloted with a view to mainstreaming the best of them by 2030.”
Just days after taking her place as Secretary General called on young people – particularly young women, to be her soldiers, as she believes that if enabled, a bright future lies ahead with young people at the helm.
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