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.
Spotlight on Restless Development's involvement in action/2015. We joined the global movement action/2015, campaigning with you throughout the year for world leaders to make ambitious decisions to end poverty, inequality and climate change. Together we took action around key global moments to raise awareness of the new Global Goals, call for bold climate action and to show world leaders that now is the time for change.
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.
Youth Stop AIDS marked World AIDS Day (Tues 1 Dec) in London by calling on the UK Government to get behind a new global agreement on the way we produce new medicines - a move that could improve the lives of millions of people that live with HIV & AIDS.
What has aid or development achieved? How will the new 'Global Goals for Sustainable Development' agreed at the United Nations in September 2015 make a difference? Does 'development' have a future at all? Restless Development put this debate to a panel of experts at our event: "Good, Bad, Sustainable? The Future of International Development"
On Saturday 7th November, the World Health Organisation declared the outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) which started in 2014 to be finished in Sierra Leone. What does this mean, how did young Sierra Leoneans make this happen, and what is next?
The general election that will take place on Sunday 25th October 2015 in Tanzania will be a pivotal moment for young Tanzanians involvement in their society. The youth population (14 - 25 years old) has almost doubled from 4.4 million in 1990, to 8.1 million in 2010, meaning young people make up a crucial voting demographic.
Two young people have been selected to be part of the UK’s official delegation at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) for the first time, International Development Secretary Justine Greening announced today at the first Youth Summit held at the Department for International Development (DFID).
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.
The Youth Dialogue was organised by the Zambian Act! 2015 alliance powered by Restless Development with support from UNAIDS. ACT!2015 is a movement that aims to secure advances on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) and HIV response for young people.
Chhaupadi is a social tradition in the western part of Nepal for Hindu women which prohibits a woman from participating in normal family activities during menstruation because they are considered impure. The women are kept out of the house and have to live in a shed. Restless Developmet Nepal is trying to put an end to this practice.
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.
Hattigauda, Nepal, hosts on of Restless Development’s Temporary Learning Centers (TLCs). These centres have been built to help children continue to learn and play after the devastating effects of the recent earthquakes, which destroyed the majority of schools in the country.
On July 11th 2015 “action/2015” campaigners around the world called on their leaders to attend the Financing for Development Conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. In Zambia, the Global Day of Action activity started with a march past from embassy shopping mall to Chawama grounds, followed by a rally.
Launching a new guide in partnership with The Pact, and supported by UNAIDS – Strategising with your youth constituency: learning from The PACT experience.