After seven years leading Restless Development as CEO and almost two decades working at the agency, Nik Hartley has announced he will be stepping down in March 2018. Nik said:
“For almost 20 years I have had the privilege to work with tens of thousands of young people across the globe who have transformed the way the world’s biggest challenges have been taken on. What started as a tiny but brilliant concept with some unpaid staff working out of a converted bathroom, has grown into a truly global movement of young leaders - one that has challenged the status quo by putting the leadership of young people at the heart of development. I have been privileged to have been a part of this journey."
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!
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.
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.
MPs, Lords and government officials joined young people at the UK Parliament's House of Lords last night for an evening of speeches and discussion about the lead role young people are already playing to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals.
Yesterday, the Department For International Development (DFID) published its Youth Agenda - their plan for how young people will be put at the heart of development. Don’t mistake it for just another PDF on a website. This is a landmark moment for the young people around the world. And here’s why...
Eva, a young girl supported by Restless Development in Tanzania, is launching a petition to ask her leaders to keep their promises and help her community access clean water.
ONE and Restless Development are to #StandWithEva in solidarity, helping to spread her message and inspire other young people to turn the promises made in the Global Goals into real action that changes lives. This initiative is part of Restless Development's Youth Power campaign.
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.
The climate change talks in Paris (known as COP21) ended with an agreement this Saturday 12th December. Restless Development has hailed the positive impact civil society campaigning has had on the final document, ‘The Paris Outcome’. However, it has urged campaigners to remain vigilant to ensure that the detail that follows it stick to the priorities of young people.
So, in case you hadn't heard, it was International Youth Day this week (Wednesday 12th August) and Restless Development, along with action/2015 youth, went big on the theme of #YouthPower.
From now until the 31st July, Member States are meeting at the UN in New York, to finalise the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
As part of the negotiations, there is a "Zero Draft" that details what States will be promising to act on. This is our response to the Zero Draft, and what we are pushing for in the final two weeks.
Launching a new guide in partnership with The Pact, and supported by UNAIDS – Strategising with your youth constituency: learning from The PACT experience.