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Title: Summary%20of%20findings:%20Young%20people%20in%20the%20Arab%20states%20and%20the%20MDGs

Summary of findingsYoung people in the Arab
states and the MDGs
  • 2 reminders
  • A final look at the MDGs

Reminder 1 15 priorities of the World Programme
of Action for YouthElements for National Youth
  • - Education - Globalization
  • Employment - ICTs
  • Poverty - Conflict
  • Health - HIV/AIDS
  • Environment - Intergenerational issues
  • Drug abuse
  • Juvenile delinquency
  • Leisure
  • Girls and young women
  • Participation in decision-making and society

Reminder 2 Governance and Freedom
  • Good governance and genuine freedoms are
    requirements to reach the MDGs
  • not only for young people but for all people in

Youth and the MDGs
  • Goal 1 To reduce poverty by half in 2015
    (Poverty, Employment)
  • Issues included
  • Lack of data on youth employment
  • Need for increased commitment to youth employment
    and better links to the education system
  • Youth Employment Network - a part of the MDG Goal

Youth and the MDGs
  • Goal 2 To achieve universal primary education
    (Education, girls and young women)
  • Some of the issues include
  • Provide better quality of education to all young
    people, especially girls and young women
  • reviewing curriculum development
  • role of non-formal education to stimulate
    critical thinking and innovation

Youth and the MDGs
  • Goal 3 To promote gender equality and empower
    women (girls and young women, participation)
  • Issues include
  • Gender considerations need to be integrated into
    education, employment, health, poverty,
    participation in decision-making

Youth and the MDGs
  • Goal 4 To reduce child mortality AND
  • Goal 5 To improve maternal health (Health,
    HIV/AIDS, girls and young women)
  • Goal 6 To combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria and other
    diseases (HIV/AIDS, Health)
  • Some issues include
  • Underscores devastating effect that early
    marriage has on health of young women
  • Prevention and awareness raising among youth is
  • But also more need for awareness among parents
    and Governments
  • Opportunities for youth as peer educators and
    agents of change

Youth and the MDGs
  • Goal 7 To ensure environmental stability
  • Goal 8 To develop partnerships for development
  • Some issues include
  • Youth participation in decision making, youth as
    agents for better governance and greater freedoms
  • Young people increasingly engaging Governments in
    their own societies as equal partners for their

Presentations on this workshop will be Meetings and
Workshopsgtgt Sanaa