Youth priorities for post-2015

To mark International Youth Day on August 12, this mini blog series looks at what development issues young people prioritise in contrast to adults, and particularly how we can incorporate young people's perspectives and priorities in the post-2015 agenda

Youth and inequality in post-2015 development

Female students from the University of Laos- World Bank photo collection (Creative Commons licensed via Flickr)

In the first of our youth priorities for post-2015 series to mark International Youth Day, Tanvi Bhatkal explores the latest findings on development priorities for young people analysing findings from the UN's MY World survey.

How volunteers can help shape development

ICS volunteers in Rwanda- Matthew Thompson

Brian Rockliffe takes a look at the experience of youth volunteers with the International Citizen Service, and how programmes such as this give young people the opportunity and means to contribute to the future of development.

Sexual violence and FGM: the youth perspective

Youth2End Sexual Violence action shot

In the latest blog in our youth priorities series, VSO's Jess Ewing discusses the necessity for activist groups such as Youth2 End Sexual Violence as a platform for young people's voices in influencing policy makers in the post-2015 agenda.

Youth matters: invest in young people to build a better future

Students at a rural high school in Colombia - Charlotte Kesl  for the World Bank (Creative Commons licensed via Flickr)

Putting young people at the heart of the post-2015 agenda is critical to ensuring that goals are translated into action, say representatives from global child-rights charity Plan UK. This blog offers perspectives from members of Plan’s youth advisory panel and Leon Ward, a trustee of the charity and UK Young Ambassador to the Commonwealth.