International Youth Day is this Saturday (12th August 2017) and it's a chance to celebrate #YouthPower around the world.
To mark the day young people and youth organisations will hold events and take action around the world, including a sports tournament, concert, and youth talks.
To coincide with the High Level Political Forum - an event taking place at the UN in New York to track progress towards the Global Goals - the UNDP, Restless Development and the United Nations Inter Agency Network on Youth Development have launched new guidance to help UN agencies and national offices involve young people in the Global Goals.
We welcome the appointment of Jayathma Wickramanayake as the next UN Envoy on Youth.
It's rare that we celebrate what's going on around the world all in one place - so we decided to pull together highlights from each of the countries we work in and included links to all their social channels so that you can keep up to date with them in the future. I know, brilliant right? You can thank us by sharing this round-up post around on your own socials!
Earlier this year, Restless Development, War Child and Youth Business International (YBI) published the Case for Space From Rhetoric to Action research. The research, which was carried out by 18 youth researchers, aims to better understand the conditions needed for young people to be part of and lead development.
For three days last week, young people from across the Asia-Pacific region met at the Case for Space Conference in Bangkok to discuss this topic and figure out how to make it happen.
We look back on some our highlights.
Thirty years ago, the world woke up to the threat of HIV & AIDS and began to fight back. On this World AIDS Day, the opportunity to make AIDS history is within our reach - but we are at risk of undoing all of our hard work.
That’s why Youth Power teamed up with Youth Stop AIDS to tell the world that It Ain’t Over.
Throughout Green Week over 22 Youth Power Partners from 18 countries in Asia, Africa, Europe and USA raised awareness of the effects of climate change and the threat it poses to the overall achievement of the Global Goals (most notably Global Goal 13), and pushed world leaders to ratify and implement the ‘Paris Agreement’.
In September 2016, the United Nations gathers for its 71st General Assembly, and Restless Development, along with young people we support, are attending to make the case for unleashing the potential of young people to change the world.
On the 100th day of the Global Goals coming into effect, young campaigners from around the world are asking their leaders to show their plan to end poverty, inequality and climate change.
It’s the UN Statistical Commission this week (8th - 11th of March). For some of you, three more boring words have never been uttered in succession! For others, you may feel at home with figures, data and indicators. Whether it’s your natural territory or not, statistics have never been more important for young people as they are this week.
Don’t know your ECOSOC from your elbow? Or your HLPF from your PDF? Two of Restless Development’s policy team, Sarah Haynes, Policy Co-ordinator, and Sophie Foreman, Communications Officer, break down the jargon in the recent UN Secretary General’s report to uncover what’s good, what needs work and what’s missing.
January 2016 sees the new Sustainable Development Goals coming into force. If these Goals are to transform the lives of children, young people, their communities and countries, we must do things differently from now on. Today, the #Case4Space initiative launches its report, ‘From Rhetoric to Action’, led by 18 Global Young Researchers from 5 regions of the world and authored by Youth Policy Labs. Their innovative research investigates and analyses current conditions for child and youth development and presents considerations for future action on the cusp of a new era in global development.