EGM on the Role of Families and Family Policy in Supporting Youth Transitions
The Division for Inclusive Social Development of the Department of Economic and Social affairs (UNDESA) in collaboration with the Doha International Family Institute (DIFI), a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, and the International Federation for Family Development (IFFD), is organizing an Expert Group Meeting (EGM) on “The Role of Families and Family Policy in Supporting Youth Transitions” to be held 11-12 December 2018 in Doha in Qatar.
The meeting will bring together international experts to discuss the role of families in supporting youth transitions from school to work and, ultimately, youth employment outcomes in order to achieve SDGs. Indeed, the family and family policies play an important role in youth transition, in influencing career aspirations, providing career-related planning activities, and ultimately shaping post-school employment outcomes for young people. Ignoring the essential role that families play in influencing their youth’s transition from school to work will lead policymakers and the wider development community to miss an opportunity to address the challenges of youth transitions and social integration, especially towards the achievement of youth-related SDG targets”.