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Youth Consultations for a Post-2015 Framework: A toolkit

Youth Consultations for a Post-2015 Framework: A toolkit

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This toolkit has been designed to facilitate conversations with young people around the world on what should follow the Millennium Development Goals when they expire in 2015.

It could be used by any youth organisation in any country wishing to stimulate conversation about a new development framework and what that would look like for young people. The toolkit includes a full two-day session plan, recording sheets, activity guide, facilitators notes and all the information about the process and background you will need.
This toolkit has been designed to facilitate conversations with young people around the world on what should follow the Millennium Development Goals when they expire in 2015.

It could be used by any youth organisation in any country wishing to stimulate conversation about a new development framework and what that would look like for young people. The toolkit includes a full two-day session plan, recording sheets, activity guide, facilitators notes and all the information about the process and background you will need.

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 Youth Consultationsor a Post-2015Framework:
 
 A Toolkit
Photograph credit: Restless Development
 
page 2.
 Youth Consultations for a Post-2015 Framework
: A Toolkit
•ConictandFragility
Health
•Education
•EnvironmentalSustainability
•PopulationDynamics
DFID 
is the UK Department for International Development
CSO
standsforCivilSociety
Organisation
 Youcanalsondmoreinformationinthe‘furtherinformationandresources’sectionoftheappendix.
Useul websites
This is platform devoted to the
post-2015frameworkjointlyhostedbytheUnitedNationsandCivilSocietytoprovidecurrent
information on the process,
consultationsandopportunitiestotakepartintheglobal
conversation on post-2015.
Beyond2015isaglobalcampaignaimingtoinuencethecreation
of a post-2015 development
frameworkthatsucceedsthecurrentUNMillenniumDevelopmentGoals.Beyond2015bringstogethermorethan380civilsocietyorganisationsinover80countriesaroundtheworld.
Post-2015bringstogetherkeydocuments,reportsandon-going
research on the post-2015 agenda,
withregularupdatesoneventsandbriengsabouttheemerging
agenda. The site is co-ordinated
bytheOverseasDevelopmentInstitute,whohaveamajor
research programme on the post-2015 agenda.
 Young People/Youth:
 There are
manydenitionsofyouthandyoungpeople,andtheagesbywhichsomeoneisdenedas‘youth’variesenormously.Forthepurposeofthisdocumentandthepost2015youthconsultationswewillusetheUNdenitionwhichsaysayoungpersonisagedbetween15and24.
Civil Society
 
ismadeupofcitizensandorganisationsoutsideofthegovernmentandbusinesssectors.NGOs(nongovernmentalorganisations)arepartofcivilsociety
and sometimes referred to also as the
‘thirdsector’.
The
UN 
standsfortheUnitedNations.Ithas193memberstates.
 
The
 Millennium Declaration 
was
agreedbyUNmemberstatesattheUNheadquartersinNewYorkintheyear2000.
 The Millennium Development Goals
areasetofeightgoalswithspecic
targets and indicators that were
agreedupontohelpadvancetheMillenniumDeclarationagenda.
The eight goals are:
1.Eradicateextremepovertyandhunger
2.
Achieveuniversalprimaryeducation
3.Promotegenderequalityandempowerwomen
4.Reducechildmortality
5.Improvematernalhealth
6.
CombatHIV/AIDS,malariaand
other diseases
7.Ensureenvironmentalsustainability
8.Developaglobalpartnershipfor
development
Rio + 20
whichwastheUNConferenceonSustainableDevelopmenttookplaceinRiodeJaneiro(Brazil)inJune2012.ItwasafollowontotheEarthSummit
that took place in Rio in 1992 and
resultedintheoutcomedocument‘
thefuture we want 
’.
The High Level Panel 
wasannouncedbytheUNSecretaryGeneralBanKiMoonin2012toguidetheprocessofestablishinganewframework
for development post 2015. Three
co-chairswereannounced:TheUKPrimeMinisterDavidCameron,ThePresidentofLiberiaEllenJohnsonSirleafandthePresidentofIndonesiaSusiloBambangYudhoyono.
UNGA: 
(UnitedNationsGeneralAssembly).TheUNholdsaGeneralAssemblyonceayear,normallyinSeptember.In2013,theGeneralAssemblywillholdaspecialeventontheMDGsandthepost-2015
framework.
UN country consultations
: The
UNisrunningatleast50nationalconsultationstofeedintothepost-2015framework.Civilsocietyhasbeenrecognisedasakeystakeholderintheseconsultations.
UN thematic consultations
on the
post-2015frameworkwillberunwithcivilsocietyon9themes.Therewillbeavarietyofwaysforcivilsocietytocontributetheirthoughtsonthesethemes,includingthroughe-discussions,hostedonthe‘WorldWeWant’platform.The9themesare:•
Inequalities
•FoodNutritionandSecurity•
Governance
•GrowthandEmployment
Glossary
Here are some key terms, defnitions and reerences thatwill be useul to know as you read through this toolkit;
 
page3.
 Youth Consultations for a Post-2015 Framework
: A Toolkit
 Welcome to thePost 2015-YouthConsultationsToolkit.
This toolkit has been designed to acilitate conversationswith young people around the world on the subject othe post-2015 development ramework, i.e. what shouldollow the Millennium Development Goals. It has been puttogether with specifc input rom partners in
Sierra Leone,India, Nepal, Colombia, the United Kingdom, Kyrgyzstan,Croatia, Kenya, Romania, the Philippines, Ghana
and
Tanzania,
but could be used by any youth organisationin any country wishing to stimulate conversation abouta new development ramework and what that would looklike or young people.
Anyorganisationwishingtoinputintothisparticularyouthconsultationprojectshouldrecordtheresultsoftheconsul
-
tationasspeciedinthistoolkit.Attheendofeachsessionplanyouwillndaguidetowhatneedstoberecordedand
a
 
consultation reporting form is included in section 4
 
of this toolkit
.Howevermanyoftheactivitiesinthistoolkitcouldalsobeusedasstand-aloneactivitiesortocomplimentyourownconsultationagenda.
It is hoped that this toolkit will provide a means of open-
ingupthe‘developmentagenda’conversationandmaketheprocessaccessibletoyoungpeoplefrommanydiversebackgrounds.Itisalsohopedthatitwillprovideameansofsharingandvaluingyoungpeople’sstoriesandexperiences,andthattheresultofthiswillgotowardsinuencingapost-2015agendathatismeaningfulforyoungpeople,especiallythemostmarginalisedyoungpeople,aroundtheworld.
“I am a product of the MDG generation. TheMDGs have been a part of my ‘coming of age’.I therefore strongly believe that my generationneed a seat at the discussion table if the post-MDG agenda is to be sustainable”
 /Respondent to Restless Development MDG survey

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