Young people are not just leaders of the future – they are leaders of today. With more than half the world’s population under 30, the vast majority in emerging and developing economies, young people have a crucial role to play in seeing through the Sustainable Development Goals. This International Youth Day we highlight initiatives by three young people driving change in climate smart agriculture in Malawi, voter engagement in India and professional development in ACP.
Youth often are a key target group among vulnerable people, in particular for governments and development programmes. As they are the adults of tomorrow, their exclusion of the social and economic life represents a huge loss of human and economical capital.
NASSRIYAH, Iraq, 28 April 2011 – Young people from Iraq’s Thiqar Governorate completed an IT troubleshooting repair class today at the Nassriyah Vocational Training Centre, receiving certificates that will allow them to perform services in the sector.