Enabling youth civic engagement

Enabling youth civic engagement
domingo, 15 junio 2014

UNDESA DSPD and UNESCO, will organize an Expert Group Meeting on the theme "Youth Civic Engagement: Enabling Youth Participation in Political, Social and Economic Life" at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris on 16-17 June.

Civic engagement is increasingly recognized as an important component of youth development because it can help build human and social capital. The practice of civic engagement has an important impact in educating young people about their rights and responsibilities as citizens and allowing them to develop skill sets that are valuable to them as they undergo the transition to adulthood. Civic engagement is also perceived as a driving force for community and national development as it enables youth to unleash their potential and contribute to the development of their societies.

The event in Paris will bring together experts and representatives of youth organizations, academia, representatives of Member States, United Nations entities, and intergovernmental organizations to discuss the ways in which youth civic engagement can be an enabler for political, social and economic participation, as well as to examine current opportunities and challenges affecting such potential. These topics will be considered under the framework of both the World Programme of Action for Youth and the UN System-Wide Action Plan on Youth which respectively incorporate youth participation and youth civic engagement among their priority areas for action.

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source : https://www.un.org/development/desa/youth/enabling-youth-civic-engagement.html

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