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Youth can shape priorities in the post-2015 development agenda

Kyiv, 14 March 2014 — a Global Partnership on Youth in the Post-2015 Development Agenda was launched by the President of the UN General Assembly and facilitated by the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, to highlight youth priorities and give young people a chance to voice their own visions for the in the post-2015 agenda. Through an inclusive platform, young people will formulate concrete ideas that can be proposed for the inter-governmental deliberations.

As a first step, a crowdsourcing platform has recently launched targeting young people and will consolidate the outcomes of national, regional, global and online consultations into tangible proposals for the post-2015 development framework. The latest available data and reports, including those from the United Nations and the High Level Panel on Post-2015, will inform these proposals.

The exercise will incorporate ideas from youth-led organizations and networks and will build on the framework of the five top priorities that have emerged for young voters of the MyWorld2015 survey: Education, Employment and Entrepreneurship, Health, Good Governance and Peace and Stability.

UNICEF will be co-moderating an Education discussion on the crowdsourcing platform with the Youth Advocacy Group of the Global Education First Initiative, UNESCO and Plan International. The following questions will be used as a basis for discussion:

1. What do you think are the main challenges and opportunities to accessing a good education around the world?
2. If you had 3 choices, what should be the top 3 priorities for education in the post-2015 agenda?
3. Who should be responsible for delivering on these priorities? And how can young people hold them to account?

These discussions will result in an outcome document, “Youth Voices,” containing the consolidated proposals that the Partnership will advocate for in the post-2015 discussions.

Join the global conversation and send your ideas, comments and votes by 25 April! We also encourage you to share the platform with partners and youth networks.
Twitter hashtag: #GPY2015.


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For further information, please contact:
Veronika Vashchenko, UNUCEF Ukraine Communication Officer. Tel: +38 044 254 2450. Email:



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