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Introduction and Background

Resolutions and International Declarations

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Meetings and Workshops


Databases and Softwares

Training Material

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Mr. Juraj Riecan, Supervision
Ms. Neda Jafar, Developer and Administrator
Mr. Roy Doumit, Assistant Administrator, Maintenance of themes on NSS, Youth
Ms. Zeina Sinno, Maintenance of themes on Population, Health
Ms. Lubna Ismail, Maintenance of themes on Gender
Mr. Raffi Shirinian, MDG, Statistical Literacy and Societal Progress
Current Count: 60343
  Introduction and Background
Introduction and Background

Pursuant to the General Assembly Resolutions 62/126 adopted in 2008 and 64/130 adopted in 2010 on "collecting, youth specific data disaggregated by age and sex, to create comprehensive databases within youth ministries or similar offices to assist in measuring progress in implementing the priority areas of the World Programme of Action", and follow up to ESCWA Resolution 272 (XXIV) on Youth Employment in ESCWA Member Countries and ESCWA Resolution 295 (XXVI) on Guiding Declaration of the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia on Giving Greater Attention to Youth Policies: An Opportunity for Development and specifically to "enhance the role of national statistical offices in member countries in collecting and analyzing statistical data on youth, developing multifunctional data systems and databases, and setting indicators and standards in accordance with the policies of each member country", and ESCWA Resolution 297 (XXVI) on Arab MDG monitor for societal progress which requests the secretariat to "develop an MDG monitor for societal progress towards realization of MDGs, including gender equality and youth empowerment", the Statistics Division at ESCWA has compiled useful information, documents, database "Y-Info" for users and producers of statistics.. etc found on this Virtual Library.
The Secretary-General (SG) report to the General Assembly 64th session on the Implementation of the World Programme of Action for Youth: progress and constraints with respect to the well-being of youth and their role in civil society proposed fifteen priority areas with goals and targets. Those priority areas are:
  -  Education
  -  Employment
  -  Hunger and poverty
  -  Health
  -  Environment
  -  Drug abuse
  -  Juvenile delinquency
  -  Leisure-time activities
  -  Girls and young women
  -  Full and effective participation of youth in the life of society and
     in decision-making
  -  Globalization
  -  Information and communications technology
  -  Armed conflict
  -  Intergenerational issues

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