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The Global Youth Forum of the World Bank & its Global Partnership for Youth in Development (Liveblog)

The Global Youth Forum of the World Bank is taking place right now, gathering more than 150 partners and representatives from the public and private sectors, civil society, and young people themselves. The Forum aims to move the youth agenda forward by building a sustainable Global Partnership for Youth in Development. It seeks to explore what works and what doesn’t—for whom, where and why—and how development can be more open to youth-driven ideas.

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Ten actions for the next United Nations Secretary General to advance youth issues

The outgoing Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, made youth one of the priorities of his second term, aiming to “address the needs of the largest generation of young people the world has ever known.” We will look back at his entire mandate and the progress made later in the year, but as the campaign for the new Secretary General takes off, it is clear that much remains to be done. Here is our list of ten actions for the new Secretary General to advance youth issues globally.

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Pushing past rhetoric, towards action for children and youth: A new global research project

As the space for civil society is increasingly constrained and denied, a new youth-led report, “From rhetoric to action: Towards an enabling environment for child and youth development in the Sustainable Development Goals” finds that there are major hindrances to child and youth development across the globe. Through this, young people find innovative ways to raise their voice and activism, create meaningful livelihoods and protect themselves and their community from harm.