Youth civic engagement is needed to achieve the sustainable development goals


Winfred Ongom

Today is the international youth day with the theme “Youth civic engagement”. What is this about civic engagement? Civic engagement is very important for the development of a nation, meaning that citizens are actively participating in the life of a community in order to improve its conditions. Citizen participation may involve public concerns, needs and values being considered during decision making especially by the government. For this year’s theme, the United Nations is not just stressing civic engagement but rather Youth civic engagement. Youth civic engagement seeks to engage young people in democracy. Through these initiatives, young people make valuable contributions to social change in their communities and across the nation. Young people participate in community projects, leadership and advocacy through which they can develop their communities.

Achieving sustainable human development is the top importance of Youth civic engagement which also leads to reduced risky behavior that some youth do…

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Published by bakshikhan

Bakshi Asuman has worked with youth projects since 2007 that focused on mentoring and working with young people with training experience of over 7 years in Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights and Behavior Change Communication for youth led and youth serving organizations. He is a Master Trainer in Evidence & Right based SRHR and HIV prevention Intervention for youth Behavior change, characteristics of effective interventions, measure effects on outcome level, stigma and discrimination and Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights for young people are used and Meaningful Youth Participation.

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