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Youth and the Millennium Development Goals: Challenges and Opportunities for Implementation
 
This report has been formulated by an international team of young leaders from non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and incorporates the dialogue of a 3-week online consultation with over 350 youth from around the world.

The paper outlines how young people can be included and empowered as part of the strategies that Member States and the United Nations system are creating for the achievement of the MDGs. It can be used as a lobby tool and guide for programmatic action, but ultimately, it is a call to all Member States, UN specialized agencies, and civil society to create mechanisms for youth to participate in the implementation of the MDGs and take advantage of the work and activities youth are already leading. This paper aims to show that investing in youth will provide a long-lasting and effective dividend towards meeting the MDGs through building social capacity for development to 2015 and beyond.

Download Youth and the MDGs report in: English

Email youth@un.org for printed copies of the above reports. 

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