Pushing past rhetoric, towards action for children and youth: A new global research project

As the space for civil society is increasingly constrained and denied, a new youth-led report, “From rhetoric to action: Towards an enabling environment for child and youth development in the Sustainable Development Goals” finds that there are major hindrances to child and youth development across the globe. Through this, young people find innovative ways to raise their voice and activism, create meaningful livelihoods and protect themselves and their community from harm.

UN Security Council adopts milestone resolution on youth, peace and security

UN Security Council adopts milestone resolution on youth, peace and security

Today, for the first time in the history of the United Nations, the Security Council – one of the six principal organs of the UN. charged with the maintenance of international peace and security – has adopted a resolution on young people. This is not the first time the Security Council considers youth issues, but it’s a milestone because it changes fundamentally how the Security Council considers young people. Read on for details about the resolution and voices from the key actors who have pushed for its adoption.

Justin speaks to students at Vanier College in Montreal; Justin parle avec des étudiants au Cégep Vanier Collège. Oct 26, 2012.

Prime Minister of Youth: Canada’s head of state is also the country’s new youth minister

You might not have heard – but Canada recently had an election. And it sent frozen shockwaves through this quiet, often overlooked sister north to the USA. Following the election, Canada’s new prime minister is now also it’s minister of youth: Justin Trudeau recently appointed himself Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs and Youth. For the first time in Canadian history, youth is now a part of a prime minister’s portfolio. Is this all show, no substance? What impact will the new governmental youth portfolio have on policies directed at young people in Canada?