Making Commitments Matter
A toolkit for young people to evaluate national youth policy
In 2005 the General Assembly reviewed the situation of youth and achievements made in the implementation of the World Programme of Action for Youth (WPAY) . The year 2005 was chosen because it was ten years after the adoption of WPAY.
The role of young people themselves is crucial in a meaningful evaluation of what has been achieved in the past ten years. This Toolkit is meant for youth organizations and organizations working with youth. It can be used as a tool to:
- Assess your country’s progress in reaching the WPAY goals;
- Prioritize your organization’s work, based on your findings;
- Initiate actions at the national level.
This Toolkit should be used as a starting point for determining what has been done to better the lives of young people since 1995 in your community. It is suggested that youth organizations choose one or two priority areas of particular relevance and interest to their contexts and use the toolkit to gather the suggested information.
After evaluating their findings using the resources provided in the toolkit, please share your results with us via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org; or via post to: UNDESA-DSPD Focal Poin on Youth, United Nations Secretatriat (29th Floor), New York, NY 10017, USA.
The toolkit is also available in a Portuguese version (unofficial translations).