The Commonwealth Plan of Action for Youth Empowerment (PAYE) 2006-2015

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The Commonwealth Plan of Action for Youth Empowerment (PAYE) 2006-2015 is an overarching implementation agenda that provides a blue print for youth development. It is relevant for governments, development partners, youth networks and young women and men who are valued partners in the process. The PAYE 2006-2015 was developed through a wide-ranging consultative process with key stakeholders in all regions of the Commonwealth, building upon the lessons learnt from the implementation of the PAYE 2000-2005. It seeks to assist member governments in establishing and maintaining the enabling conditions that will allow young men and women in the Commonwealth to be empowered through to the next decade and beyond. At its core is the rights-based approach to development where the participation of young women and men across the Commonwealth is a fundamental asset in the development process. The Plan of Action 2006-2015 contains 10 strategic objectives designed to engage governments, strategic partners and young people themselves on the transformational agenda of youth empowerment.

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