A Chance for Change: Child and Youth Finance and the Post-2015 Agenda
“A Chance for Change: Child and Youth Finance and the Post-2015 Agenda” was organized by CYFI with the support of UNCDF on the 23rd of May, 2014 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. The meeting featured high-level stakeholders and was attended by 341 participants from 90 countries, including ambassadors and representatives of 43 permanent missions to the UN.
The main objective of this meeting was to ensure that the financial and social inclusion of children and youth are included in the Post-2015 agenda, as inclusion is crucial for fighting inequalities and promoting sustainable growth. This meeting allowed youth to bring their concerns, desires and dreams for the future directly to policymakers. All recommendations for the Post 2015 agenda were structured along the following themes: Basic access to financial services, Employability, Economic Citizenship Education and Youth Livelihoods (Employment and Entrepreneurship).
Preceding the meeting, children and youth from around the world attended CYFI’s Youth Meeting on May 21-22, 2014.