Resources on adolescent development and participation
The report points to a significant need for improved investment in all aspects of adolescents’ lives and wellbeing – even in their struggle for survival. Each year 1.4 million adolescents die from road traffic injuries, childbirth complications, suicide, AIDS, violence and other causes. In some Latin American countries, more adolescent boys die as a result of homicide than from road traffic injuries or suicide.
The report shows with clarity and urgency, millions of children in cities and towns all over the world are also at risk of being left behind. In fact, hundreds of millions of children today live in urban slums, many without access to basic services. They are vulnerable to dangers ranging from violence and exploitation to the injuries, illnesses and death that result from living in crowded settlements atop hazardous rubbish dumps or alongside railroad tracks. And their situations – and needs – are often represented by aggregate figures that show urban children to be better off than their rural counterparts, obscuring the disparities that exist among the children of the cities.
This publication is in the form of an innovative electronic Flip Book covering the development of youth policy (including case studies) from countries around the Asia-Pacific region. Click to read.
Adolescence is a challenging and vulnerable phase of life - a transition from childhood to adulthood. Adolescents also face numerous global and local challenges both today and future, among them the current economic turmoil, climate change and environmental degradation, explosive urbanisation and migration. Learn how to help them face the challenges, click to read the report.
The youth population has remained significant in its potential contribution to both economic and social development in Pacific Islands countries and territories – it thus remains significant as a cohort requiring dedicated investment. How this can best be done is explored in this analysis. Click to read.
The State of the World's Children 2011 invited adult and adolescent contributors from a variety of stakeholder groups to give their perspectives on the distinct challenges adolescents face today in protection, education, health and participation. This report catalogues, in heart-wrenching detail, the array of dangers adolescents face: the injuries that kill 400,000 of them each year; early pregnancy and childbirth, a primary cause of death for teenage girls; the pressures that keep 70 million adolescents out of school; exploitation, violent conflict and the worst kind of abuse at the hands of adults. Click to read the report and its executive summary.
Children as active citizens: Policy and programme guide
Children as active citizens: Commitments and obligations for children’s civil rights and civic engagement in East Asia and the Pacific
The participation of children and young people in emergencies
Participant' s Materials for Disasters and the Aftermath: Building Life Skills for Health and Education
Young people dialogue on natural disasters: A meeting in Bangkok brings together dozens of youth from Thailand, Indonesia and Pakistan
Adolescent development in East Asia and the Pacific: Realizing their potential. 2006
Child and youth participation resource guide. 2006
Speaking Out! Voices of Children and Adolescents in East Asia and the Pacific