FULL LIST OF YOUTH

Regional Overview: Youth in the Arab Region

The United Nations

This fact sheet was done as part of a series of fact sheets to support the International Year of Youth. It gives an overview of the state of youth in the Arab region, including education, employment, health, and participation in decision-making processes. It also includes a summary of the UN approach to youth in the region, as well as national efforts to create youth policies.

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Report

New 2010 Edition of the World Program of Action for Youth

The United Nations

This publication was prepared in response to requests by youth non-governmental organizations, youth policy practitioners, and young people for a ready reference to the World Programme of Action for Youth, its 15 priority areas, and their corresponding proposals for action. It also includes the means for implementation at the national, regional and international levels.

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Report

Growing Together: Youth and the Work of the United Nations

The United Nations

This paper highlights how the United Nations system and the young people it serves are growing together. By
taking stock of UN system activities related to youth development, the paper assesses how effectively the United
Nations system is responding to this important development challenge, and it helps to identify any gaps that may
exist in their approach.

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Paper

Core Commitments for Children in Humanitarian Action

unicef

This paper from UNICEF explains the goal of the Core Commitments for Children (CCC’s) framework and outlines the program and operational commitments required to meet the CCC’s, including livelihoods support for adolescents. It also shows how UNICEF helps achieve the CCC’s through resource mobilization and direct support to partners.

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Paper

UNESCO SHS STRATEGY ON AFRICAN YOUTH: TOWARDS AN ENABLING POLICY ENVIRONMENT FOR YOUTH DEVELOPMENT AND CIVIC ENGAGEMENT IN AFRICA (2009-2013)

UNESCO

On April 12, 2010, the UNESCO Executive Board endorsed this 5-year strategy that will guide UNESCOs work on youth development and civic engagement in Africa until 2013. The strategy was developed in close collaboration with Member States, the African Union Commission, and young people.

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Report

Introduction to Youth Poverty Alleviation through Tourism and Heritage: Youth PATH: An Education Tool for Sustainable Development

UNESCO

This paper discusses the UNESCO Youth Poverty Alleviation through Tourism and Heritage (Youth PATH) project. The goal of this project is to train youth in poor communities of the Caribbean in the development and documentation of natural and cultural heritage sites to enable these sites to become the center of domestic and/or international tourism and in so doing, develop communities and reduce poverty.

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Toolkit

Education, Youth and Development: UNESCO in Latin America and the Caribbean

UNESCO

The MDGs and the Education for All (EFA) goals are analyzed from the perspective of youth in this paper, which also details the contributions made toward these goals by UNESCO programs and activities. The paper also presents progress achieved and innovative experiences at the country level.

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Report

Emerging guidelines for linking youth to financial services

Making Cents International

Access to appropriate financial services can play a critical role in enabling young people to navigate the challenges and opportunities they face, regardless of their employment or educational status. This paper discusses: 1) the results of a global survey conducted in 2009 by Making Cents International; and 2) findings of leading NGOs and financial institutions which are pioneering youth-inclusive and youth-specific financial products.

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Article

Growing Potential: Microfinance-Plus Approaches for Cultivating the New Generation of Young Clients

Making Cents International

This paper presents an overview of the business and social case for serving young people with appropriate financial services. Using examples form several global financial institutions, it addresses the differences between youth and adult market segments as well as how financial products differ for young people. The paper presents practical guidelines to help institutions begin thinking about developing or adapting financial services for youth and will highlight the essential non-financial aspects of serving young people with financial services including life skills, health and business training as well as providing safe meeting spaces and mentoring. Finally, it concludes by discussing a vision for the youth-intensive financial services including a call for youth-friendly banking regulation, greater research and experimentation, especially with services for the most vulnerable youth, as well as the need for greater advocacy to encourage financial institutions to invest in appropriate, demand-drive financial services for young people.

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Paper

Does Palestinian Labor Law Hurt Employment Possibilities For Palestinian Youth?

Middle East Youth Initiative

This policy outlook considers the implications of the Palestinian Labor Law on unemployment duration for young Palestinians in the labor market, and suggests alternative choices for policymakers in the Palestinian Territories seeking to shorten youth unemployment duration. In this regard, easing school-to-work transitions for Palestinian youth may require reforms that both loosen labor market restrictions while simultaneously providing workers with alternative forms of social protection.

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Paper

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