“I am a product of the MDG generation. The MDGs have been a part of my ‘coming of age’. I therefore strongly believe that my generation need a seat at the discussion table if the post- MDG agenda is to be sustainable”
Respondent to Restless Development MDG survey
In the year 2000 the Millennium development Goals (MDGs) were ratified by 189 governments. Since their creation these goals have been guiding development priorities around the world. In 2015 the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) will come to an end, and the question of what will replace these goals is now being asked by UN agencies, governments and civil society. This is one of the most important debates of our time, any global framework agreed by world leaders in 2015/ 2016 will guide future government policies and spending on social and economic development, not only in developing countries but also globally. In developing countries, 87% of the population is under 25. There is no sense in discussing future development goals without recognising the role that young people can and must play as assets and problem solvers.
Restless Development, with input from partners in 12 countries and with support from the DFID youth working group, have launched a toolkit for post 2015 youth consultations. This toolkit will enable youth groups across the world to run consultation workshops on youth priorities for a post 2015 development framework. The results of these consultations will be analysed and made into a report on youth priorities for a post 2015 framework.
If you would like to run a youth consultation please download the toolkit. If you would like the results of the youth consultation you run to be included in our analysis please contact firstname.lastname@example.org