Her Highness Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser Al Missned Releasing the potential of adolescents: Education reform in the Middle East and North Africa region
Senator Tom Harkin Space to grow: Investing in schools, not sweatshops
Her Royal Highness Princess Mathilde of Belgium Adult responsibility: Listen to adolescent voices
Paata Burchuladze Power in partnerships: Improving the lives of institutionalized children
His Excellency President Anote Tong The effects of climate change in Kiribati: A tangible threat to adolescents
Noel S. Selegzi Promoting Open Debate: New technologies advance adolescents’ civic responsibility
Nyaradzayi Gumbonzvanda Facing the Challenge: Reproductive health for HIV-positive adolescents
Michael O’Flaherty Speaking up: Promoting adolescents’ right to freedom of expression
Maria Sharapova Chernobyl 25 years later: Remembering adolescents in disaster
Maria Guleghina Paving the way to adulthood: Promoting personal development in adolescence
Maria Eitel Adolescent girls: The best investment you can make
Karl-Johan Persson Corporate initiatives: Partnering to eliminate child labour in cotton production
Emmanuel Adebayor Advocacy through sports: Stopping the spread of HIV among young people
Indu Capoor Gender disparities: Empowering adolescent girls for social change
Lara Dutta Doing our part: Mass media’s responsibility to adolescents
Geraldine Van Bueren Adolescent Criminal Justice: The need for a General Comment on the rights of adolescents
Philip Cook Balancing Protection with Participation: Adolescents in post-conflict truth and reconciliation processes
Gary Barker New Gender Equity Focus: Think about the boys as we empower the girls
Owen Hender Youth-friendly Spaces in Tobago: An inclusive approach to adolescent development
Curt Rhodes Non-formal education in the Middle East: Giving adolescents a second chance
Yuko Arimori Finding Strength in Sports: Making a world fit for adolescents
Alison Boak and Shelby French Navigating the road to adulthood: The experience of parentless youth
Jeroo Billimoria ChildFinance: The next step in advancing children's rights
Ayman Mohyeldin The Key to Gaza's Future: Protecting its adolescents today


The global state of adolescents; the challenges they face in health, education, protection and participation; and the risks and vulnerabilities of this pivotal stage are looked at closely in a series of panels in the report, available as a PDF.


Adults and adolescents were invited to give their perspectives on the critical issues facing adolescents in the 21st century.