Measuring Youth Development through SDGs and WPAY Indicators

Infographic on SDGs vs WPAY indicatorsThe Report of the Secretary-General on youth, presented to the Third Committee, focuses on the links between the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the World Programme of Action for Youth (WPAY). “Measuring Youth Development through the indicators of the Sustainable Development Goals and the World Programme of Action for Youth” was prepared to provide an overview of the range of indicators available to measure the situation and the well-being of youth.

The implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 SDGs allow for enhanced opportunity to measure youth development efforts while the continuing relevance and importance of frameworks such as WPAY help bolster these efforts. Through the development and use of indicators, youth development can be better measured contributing to the development of effective youth policies and youth-related policies.  Read more


World Youth Report on Youth Civic Engagement

World Youth Report on Youth Civic EngagementThe World Youth Report on Youth Civic Engagement was launched in UN Headquarters, New York on 15 July 2016. The Report explores young people’s participation in economic, political and community life, responding to growing interest in, and an increased policy focus on, youth civic engagement in recent years among Governments, young people and researchers. The Report provides thematic insights on economic, political and community engagement, coupled with expert opinion pieces so as to provide robust and varied perspectives into youth engagement. Read more


Mental Health Matters: Social Inclusion of Youth with Mental Health Condition

MentalHealthCoverAlthough young people are generally considered a healthy age group, 20 per cent experience some form of mental-health condition, including behavioural disorders, which is expected to contribute significantly to disability and lost productivity across the life course.

The main objective of the report is to make use of available research on this topic to raise awareness and to start a global dialogue on how to address mental-health conditions among young people. There is often still considerable social stigma around such conditions and it is hoped that this paper can start a dialogue to discuss and consider how to best address these issues in an open format. The ultimate goal is to ensure that youth are fully integrated in society. Read more


World Youth Report 2013: Youth and Migration

World Youth Report 2013: Youth and MigrationThe United Nations 2013 World Youth Report offers a broad understanding of the situation of young migrants from the perspective of young migrants themselves. The report highlights some of the concerns, challenges and successes experienced by young migrants based on their own lives and told in their own voices. The report focuses largely on the phenomena of international migration which increasingly has a significant impact on the origin, transit and destination countries and communities. The consequences are complex, context-specific and subject to change over time. Read more


World Youth Report 2011: Youth Employment:

wyr2011The World Youth Report 2011 explores the transition of young people from schools and training institutions into the labour market, a phase marking a critical period in the life cycle. The current employment scenario for young people, worsened by the global economic crisis, poses an urgent challenge with long-term implications for both young people and society as a whole. Young people themselves are crucial stakeholders in the pursuit of decent and productive work for all. Yet, too frequently, their voices go unheard and their positive and negative experiences and viewpoints unshared, particularly with decision-makers. Read more