GPY2015: The Global Partnership for Youth “Prioritizing Youth in the Post-2015 Development Agenda”
We are proud to announce that our organization has joined a global call for action regarding Prioritizing Youth in the Post-2015 Development Agenda.
The Call reflects
an emerging global consensus on concrete proposals for target areas on youth in the Post-2015 Development Agenda, and has been endorsed by more than 1000 youth-led organizations from over 140 countries around the world, as well as by major global youth networks and alliances.
The Global Partnership for Youth in the Post-2015 Development Agenda
and the signatories of this call urge Governments to incorporate the following youth-focused target areas in the Post-2015 Development Agenda
- Ensure universal access to quality primary and post-primary education and expand equitable access to tertiary education
- Ensure all young people achieve recognized and measurable learning outcomes with quality formal, non-formal and vocational education and training that equips them with the relevant knowledge and skills to lead safe, healthy and productive lives, to meet the demands of the job market and to foster global citizenship.
- Reduce the number of youth not in employment, education or training and increase access to decent work and livelihoods amongst young people by providing access to learning opportunities, putting in place school-to-work transition policies, strengthening public private partnerships for better skills-matching, enhance access to financial and non-financial services to increase opportunities for youth-led entrepreneurship, and promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth.
- Ensure young people’s meaningful and inclusive participation in decision making processes,
governance and peace building, and develop, implement and adequately fund cross-sectorial
youth policies and review mechanisms, in the framework of the World Programme of Action
- Improve the physical, social and mental health of adolescents and youth, promote healthy
behaviors for reducing the risk of Non-Communicable Diseases and substance abuse, and
increase access to affordable, acceptable and quality-assured adolescent- and youth-friendly
health services and information
- Ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights,
including HIV, modern methods of contraceptives, and comprehensive education on human
sexuality, with a particular focus on adolescent girls;
- Promote human rights and gender equality and eliminate all forms of violence and
discrimination against adolescents and youth, including adolescent girls and young women,
including child, early and forced marriage and harmful practices.
- Strengthen collection and analysis of data on adolescents and youth, disaggregated by age,
sex and marital status, to promote monitoring, evaluation, accountability and transparency
and support advocacy and policy making.
The full outcome of this collaboration can be found in the document which you can download through the link below:
At the bottom of the document you can find the list of the organizations which have made this initiative possible, PIKS is listed as number 698.
Download the Global Call on Youth document