Restless Development and Plan UK have jointly launched new guidance - ‘Guiding Principles for Decision Makers’ - to help leaders in the Commonwealth effectively and proactively work with young people on the implementation, monitoring and accountability of commitments they make at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM).
At Restless Development, our year has got off to a busy start. Here’s a roundup of a hectic (restless?!) February, from the launch of new youth-led research, to UN awards for our activists, to campaign tours to end AIDS and much more.
A Youth Think Tank has shared the challenges young people have in designing and using agricultural technologies, and they are not the ones that you might expect or that decision-makers are talking about.
Twenty-seven young leaders from South Africa, India and Colombia have helped create a new Youth Participation Strategy for the Solutions for Youth Employment (S4YE) coalition.
Restless Development is launching a month of celebrations to mark the impact made by young volunteers around the world.
For decades, young people from different countries have been working together across borders to create lasting change.
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.