The failure of government officials to adequately represent the necessity to actively involve youth within the framework of the Sustainble Development Goals (SDGs) is further fueling collaboration among numerous organizations championing the rights of youth to determine their future.

Reporting on this month’s negotiations on the Post 2015 Agenda, Path International notes the the current document inadequately includes children and youth, particularly because “as the rising generation that will inherit the sustainable development agenda for better or worse, nor as active and vital participants for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


The UN General Assembly has launched the #YouthNow movement by employing digital and social platforms to garner global awareness of the need to include and empower youth in every step of the way towards implementing the post-2015 agenda.

The WPAY+20 campaign, which concludes this September, targets fifteen priorities: Education, Employment, Hunger and Poverty, Health, Environment, Full and effective participation of youth in the life of society and in decision making, Youth in conflict, Girls and young women, Armed Conflict, HIV/AIDS, and Information and Communications technology.

Individuals, organizations and groups are invited to participate in weekly discussions, to follow @UNYouthEnvoy
Participation in the #YouthNow campaign, to participate in social media through Flicker, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter (via the hashtag #YouthNow).