Peak Youth

The world has more young people than ever before, but for how long? Are we approaching Peak Youth?

12 Jun 2015

Queen’s Honours: OBE for Restless Development’s CEO Nik Hartley

In the 2015 Queen’s Birthday Honours an OBE has been awarded to Nik Hartley, CEO of Restless Development - the youth-led international development agency - for services to young people.

12 Jun 2015

Ghana Youth Data Audit Report And Dissemination Workshop

Youth Empowerment Synergy (YES-Ghana) and Restless Development are excited to release the Report ‘The Ghana Youth Data Gap: Implications for Accountability in the Post-2015 Framework’.

29 May 2015

Power, rights and participation: a practical guide

We are launching a new practical guide to power, rights and participation in the context of the post-2015 process alongside Actionaid, British Youth Council and Plan UK. The content is adaptable to suit different levels of knowledge and familiarity with the issues, and local, national or international level advocacy.

22 May 2015

Youth-Led & Participatory Accountability For The Sustainable Development Goals

This week Member States meet again in New York to discuss the Sustainable Development Goals, specifically on “follow-up and review” - how will we collectively ensure we achieve the goals, see where we are failing, who is being left behind, and hold duty-bearers accountable. Here we identify the key issues at stake and our recommendations.

20 May 2015

From the Bahamas to China: 19 young researchers begin an innovative research and advocacy project

As part of our Case for Space project , we will be working with 19 talented young researchers from around the globe to try and answer the following question:

“What is the enabling environment (necessary conditions and structures) that ensures children and young people have access to their rights, can influence decisions, and have improved livelihoods?”

28 Apr 2015

Restless Development elected as Organising Partner of the MGCY

We are honoured to announce that Restless Development was elected as one of four Organising Partners in September 2014 of the United Nations Major Group for Children and Youth (MGCY). Having supported young people to engage and influence policy-making spaces at the highest level, this is an exciting opportunity for us to strengthen the voices of young people in the official United Nations space for children and young people.

25 Mar 2015