In 2014, more than 7,500 young people from 17 countries have been engaged in consultations and contributed to shaping the youth vision for the future they want. In all countries, young people voiced their needs and recommendations and agreed on the priorities they would like to present to their national stakeholders and further advocate for their inclusion within the post-2015 development agenda. Though there are variations in the youth priorities identified by the youth organizations or networks in each country, the overarching ones mentioned in all 17 country reports are related to investments in young people’s education, health and employment, while ensuring meaningful youth participation, including youth-adult partnership and equal opportunities for all.
The outcomes from the consultations held in 2014 have been used for the follow-up activities in 2015 and focus on reaching out to decision makers from respective countries and presenting the youth vision and the advocacy messages developed during the national consultations. The activities are carried on at country level until November 2015 and the final “Youth Voice” Regional Campaign report is expected to be compiled by the end of the year.
Below you can read a summary of the activities carried out in last year and those planned for this year, grouped by country.