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.