From rhetoric to action

Towards and enabling environment for child and youth development in the sustainable development goals

Cristina Bacalso, Alex Farrow, Andreas Karsten, and Dragan Mihajlovic

ISBN: 978-3-944859-08-8

Youth Policy Press, 2016


The ink is barely dry on the new Sustainable Development Goals, which represent an unprecedented promise to the next generation for what their world will look like in 2030. At the same time, we are witnessing a worrying global trend as civil society space becomes increasingly restricted, with systemic barriers inhibiting child and youth development. This research investigates current conditions, using a youth-led participatory approach involving 18 young researchers from around the the world leading the design, execution and analysis of a research topic of their choice, in addition to a global survey and case studies on children and youth organisations and movements. The research includes considerations for future action to improve the enabling environment for child and youth development.  cover rethoric

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