Sustainable Development Agenda & Young People: Recognising voices and claiming rights

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by world leaders at a historic United Nations summit in 2015, carries forward and improves on the Millennium Development Goals. The ambitious set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), to be achieved by 2030, is based on the principle of “leaving no one behind.” Thus, the Agenda calls for the recognition of the complexity and diversity of the world and its people.

This series of briefs aims to consolidate the outcomes of the 2017 Pre-Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD) Youth Forum and the evidence base related to the SDGs and young people, with a focus on ensuring their sexual and reproductive health. It also recommends action to address the challenges faced by young people within the context of the issues raised in each goal in order to achieve them. This publication was developed through a secondary literature review. It includes a brief for each of the 17 SGDs. 

Published 2018-12-22