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Policy Brief: implementation strategies for youth mainstreaming in sustainable development processes

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Author: Camarinhas, Catarina UN symbol.: LC/CAR/2019/3 21 p. Editorial: ECLAC, Subregional Headquarters for the Caribbean February 2019


In light of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, this policy brief provides an account of the current status of Caribbean youth policies and considers how youth mainstreaming concepts can be applied constructively to strengthen sustainable development planning and policies in the subregion. This document highlights the findings of an ECLAC assessment of National Youth Policies in the Caribbean. This assessment pointed to the need to secure the means of implementation as a fundamental key driver to achieve the 2030 Agenda. This includes support for the implementation of relevant strategies to promote young people’s potential as agents of change and active citizens for peace and development. Different strategies are required to realise the demographic dividend in the subregion. These include strategies to empower Caribbean youth to achieve their aspirations, improve their capacities, and foster the human rights of all youth, which will ultimately contribute to more inclusive, resilient and sustainable communities and nations.

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Abstract. -- Introduction. -- Youth Development in the Caribbean. -- Policy recommendations for mainstreaming youth into sustainable development processes. -- Conclusions. -- Bibliography. -- Figures.