In this five-part series commissioned by Restless Development’s Global Policy and Practice unit, Dr Nicole Goldin asks what it would take in practical terms to have young people at the very heart of both monitoring the Sustainable Development Goals and also holding governments to account for their delivery. In this first piece, released as global civil society convenes at the CIVICUS International Civil Society Week, Dr Goldin explores the particular role civil society movements and organisations could play.
The CIVICUS World Assembly is one of the key global moments in any year for global civil society. Restless Development will be joining this year’s Assembly as part of the International Civil Society Week (ICSW) 2014, taking place in Johannesburg from 19th to 24th November under the banner of ‘Citizen Action, People Power’.
We've partnered up with the Overseas Development Institute and Plan UK to develop Partners for Change: Youth and Governance in a Post-2015 World. The report was launched at this year's United Nations General Assembly by a few members of the Plan UK - Restless Development Youth Governance and Accountability Task Team.
This week a group of youth advocates and members of our Global Policy and Practice team are off to the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly.
The Ebola crisis in Sierra Leone continues to reach unprecedented levels of infection, having now spread to almost all parts of the country, meaning the situation is becoming ever more urgent. Restless Development has been able to mobilize hundreds of Ebola Outreach Interns in a matter of days, who will carry out lifesaving work in communities at risk.
Today the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) launched the Lyon Declaration on Access to Information and Development to positively influence the new development agenda.
We don’t often get a chance to #GetToKnow young people living in developing countries - who they are, their hobbies and their day-to-day lives – and see just how much we each have in common.
In mid-July, the Open Working Group met for the last time, in the 13th and last session of the group, at UN Headquarters in New York. The Co-Chair Macharia Kamau, Permanent Representative of Kenya, was right when opening the meeting by noting that the last session promised to be a marathon, “where the last mile is unbelievably mentally and physically challenging”. A marathon it was indeed.
Restless Development is joining young people, civil society organisations, and governments from around the world at the first Girl Summit held in the UK.
Igroom Lama, a young woman from Nepal with support from the UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, attended the ECOSOC Youth forum in New York. This is her blog on her experience, reflecting on Nepali development and her recommendations for a successful Post 2015 agenda.
Over the past year, Restless Development has been working with the UNAIDS Youth Team. This has involved supporting a network of global youth-led organisations active in the global HIV response, called the PACT. With support from UNAIDS, this network...
THE BIG IDEA: A GOVERNANCE ROLE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE UNDERPINNING THE NEW DEVELOPMENT GOALS.
Restless Development’s Chief Executive Nik Hartley spoke at the United Nations as the opening address, alongside Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, the President of the UN Economic and Social Council, and the President of the UN General Assembly at the beginning of June 2014.
This is a summary of his speech.
The UK Foreign Secretary William Hague and Angelina Jolie, Special Envoy for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, co-chaired the End Sexual Violence in Conflict Global Summit held in London in June 2014. Restless Development was invited to attend the fringe event on the youth day on first day of the summit.
RESTLESS DEVELOPMENT CEO NIK OPENS ECOSOC YOUTH FORUM 2014
In a follow-up blog, Dawn Humphreys, a Development Advocate at Restless Development, describes some of the challenges and successes of the youth delegation at the first high level meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation. Restless Development supported seven young people to take part as Panellists, Delegates and Communicators. See the original blog here.