National Clearinghouse on Homeless Youth and Families

Unesco's Contribution: Empowering Youth Through National Policies

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Paper/Research Report
United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization
United Nations

In this 38-page report, the authors inform readers on the essential elements of formulation, implementation, and education of strategies for youth policy. They begin by discussing the concept of a national youth policy. The authors then describe the policy formulation process. This discussion includes defining "youth," establishing a youth profile, setting broad strategic goals, establishing processes, identifying priority areas, and mainstreaming "youth." In the second section, the authors discuss how to implement a national youth policy. They address how to promote the policy, develop action plans and specific projects, create appropriate mechanisms, and ensure youth participation. The final section covers monitoring and evaluation of youth policy efforts. The authors include information on additional sources of information and references.

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