What works to amplify the rights and voices of youth?

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
What is it?

The United Nations Youth Strategy 2030 is a system-wide framework for how the United Nations should programme for, with, and alongside youth. This meta-synthesis captures lessons learned on what works and what does not work with regards to United Nations youth programming in the last five years, specifically on priority one (youth engagement, participation and advocacy) and priority four (youth and human rights).

HIGHLIGHTS

The lessons and illustrative examples were distilled from 150+ youth evaluations, and centre around enabling key actors, stepping up accountability for and with youth, engaging youth in multiple capacities, and strengthening representation and inclusion of youth in programmes. 

This rich evidence contributes to advancing the implementation of the United Nations Youth Strategy 2030, a system-wide framework for how the United Nations should programme for, with, and alongside youth. 

The report is a result of an interagency knowledge collaboration, co-led by the Evaluation Offices of UNFPA and UNICEF, along with EvalYouth Global Network, Office of the Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth and FAO, ILO, IOM, DPPA/PBSO, UNDP and UNIDO. The evidence generated through this exercise will support the implementation of transformative approaches in youth programming. 

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