Young people, Participation, and SustainableDevelopment in an Urbanizing World
A Working Paper
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In Aghanistan, young people have positively participated in theReconstruction Process. © UN-Habitat.
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For majority o young people, employment may not necessarily providean income sucient to cover basic necessities, Bangkok, Thailand. © Worldbank. Equippingyouth with necessary skills helps them improve their access to livelihood opportunities inAghanistan. © UN-Habitat. © UN-Habitat. Youth trainees contruct the Moonbeam YouthTraining Centre, Mavoko, Kenya. © UN-Habitat. Young people’s access to education is themost tool achieving sustainable human development in Tetouan, Morocco. © AlessandroScotti/UN-HabitatPrincipal Authors: Tatek Abebe, Anne Trine KjørholtContributors: Oyebanji Oyeyinka, Erik Berg, Ananthakrishnan, Doug Ragan,Padma Prakash, Victoria ChebetPartner Organization: The Norwegian Center o ResearchEditor: Gerda WeverDesign and Layout: Andrew OndooStatistics: Ellen MargreteThe report was supported by the Government o Norway.