Young Female Farmers

April 30, 2018

Young people are key to achieving sustainable development. It is essential that all young people receive equal access to quality education, justice, health services, employment opportunities, chances to participate in society, and to be protected from violence. Through the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals in 2015 and the approval of the new National Youth Policy in 2016 by the VI Government, Timor-Leste has committed to leave no youth behind.

In support of this national effort, the United Nations (UN) in Timor-Leste and the NGO Belun are, in a collaborative effort, launching a new policy series titled ai???Leaving no Youth Behind in Timor-Lesteai???. The objective of this series is to increase understanding of the situation and vulnerability of some specific youth groups and the particular challenges they face to benefit from the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. Each policy brief presents a situation analysis based on quantitative and qualitative data, as well as supporting evidence from studies and reports conducted in Timor-Leste. Findings are presented following the National Youth Policy pillars of youth healthy lifestyle, youth and education, youth employment and employability, youth civic participation and youth and violence and crime. The briefs also offer recommendations to Government, civil society, the private sector and development partners as to how to ensure equal opportunities for these groups in context of the development of. Clck here to read more