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Defining comprehensive indicators for youth development

Monday, 30 June 2014
Defining comprehensive indicators for youth development

DSPD Focal Point on Youth participated in an expert group meeting on youth indicators in the Context of the Post-2015 Development Agenda convened by the Commonwealth Secretariat in London, with input from UNDESA and UN HABITAT (19-20 June 2014). The Expert Group Meeting examined global progress on youth indicators, indices and data collection. This included a presentation of the UN Secretary-General’s proposed set of indicators for the World Programme of Action for Youth (WPAY) by the Focal Point as well as a presentation on Post 2015 targets and indicators by a representative of the Statistics Division.

Ms. Nicola Shepherd, DSPD Focal Point on Youth and Co-Chair of the UN Inter-Agency Network on Youth Development said: "There are so many tools available to assist national governments and development partners, including youth-led organisations. These include the indicators for the World Programme of Action for Youth, the Youth Development Index, and many others. We hope to see how we can build on the vast body of work already being done and utilise these existing tools and resources to assist the governments and inform the agenda."

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