Post-2015: Say Yes to Youth Goal


Join the campaign for a standalone Youth Goal in the post-2015 development framework: #Yes2YouthGoal


There are over 1.8 billion young people in the world, many of whom endure pervasive inequality and inadequate social, political and economic opportunities.

As global policymakers look to agree a set of sustainable development targets to replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the Commonwealth is calling for the adoption of a standalone Youth Goal.

A Youth Goal would ensure the economic, social and political empowerment and participation of young people and help this generation contribute to all aspects of national development, as active participants, champions and custodians.

  • 1.8 billion people are aged 10-24 – a quarter of the world’s population
  • 87% of young people aged 15-24 live in a developing context
  • 13% of 15-24 year-olds are unemployed, next to 4.6% for all adults
  • 2.6 million young people aged 10-24 die each year; mostly preventable deaths
Get involved

Join the campaign for a standalone Youth Goal.

  • Show your support on Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #Yes2YouthGoal.
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