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Women, youth, civil society & the post-2015 development agenda: Quick Guide

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UN Launches International Youth Year:

This High-level event addressed the themes of equality, inclusiveness and participation, as they relate to the overarching goal of poverty eradication, including a number of cross-cutting rights-based issues relevant to women and the young, and provide an opportunity to address the contribution of civil society to the shaping and future implementation of the Post-2015 Development Agenda.

  1. Should there be a stand alone Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) on gender equality, women’s rights and women’s empowerment, supplemented by cross-cutting targets under other goals?
  2. Should there be a goal or a measurable target to monitor the empowerment of young people at all levels, through education, better health care and access to better job opportunities?
  3. How can governments improve the operating space so as to ensure civil society make meaningful contributions to the implementation of the post-2015 Development Agenda?

Post-2015 Development Agenda

The UN System Task Team was established by the UN Secretary-General to support system-wide preparations for the post-2015 UN development agenda, in consultation with all stakeholders, including Member States, civil society, academia and the private sector.


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