INTRODUCTION

In order to advance in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the achievement of the SDGs in Latin America and the Caribbean, the agencies of the United Nations System are articulated through the United Nations Regional Collaboration Platform for Latin America and the Caribbean (RCP LAC).

With the aim of promoting joint actions to advance the development and rights of adolescents and young people in the region, within the RCP LAC the working group on Youth, co-led by UNFPA and UNDP and integrated by UNHCR , ECLAC, FAO, UNAIDS, UN Environment, UN Women, UN Volunteers, PAHO, ILO, UNESCO and UNICEF.

INTRODUCTION

In order to advance in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the achievement of the SDGs in Latin America and the Caribbean, the agencies of the United Nations System are articulated through the United Nations Regional Collaboration Platform for Latin America and the Caribbean (RCP LAC).

With the aim of promoting joint actions to advance the development and rights of adolescents and young people in the region, within the RCP LAC the working group on Youth, co-led by UNFPA and UNDP and integrated by UNHCR , ECLAC, FAO, UNAIDS, UN Environment, UN Women, UN Volunteers, PAHO, ILO, UNESCO and UNICEF.

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CHALLENGES

The global pandemic caused by COVID-19 has posed a series of challenges for the countries of the region that have been impacted not only by a significant number of infections and deaths, but also by the changes in daily life that preventive measures like confinement entail, changes in the world of work and education, and the effects on health and domestic relationships —among others—, which affect the living conditions of youth towards the implementation of the 2030 Agenda.

*Fotograph: OPS/OMS

In accordance with the above, the Agencies of the United Nations System in Latin America and the Caribbean that are members of the Youth Working Group of the United Nations Regional Collaboration Platform for Latin America and the Caribbean (RCP LAC) have committed to generate and disseminate evidence on the situation of adolescents and young people in the context of the 2030 Agenda and the Montevideo Consensus on Population and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean, in addition to jointly promoting investment in adolescents and young people in the plans of post-COVID-19 recovery and other strategies for development.

*Fotograph: OPS/OMS

CHALLENGES

The global pandemic caused by COVID-19 has posed a series of challenges for the countries of the region that have been impacted not only by a significant number of infections and deaths, but also by the changes in daily life that preventive measures like confinement entail, changes in the world of work and education, and the effects on health and domestic relationships —among others—, which affect the living conditions of youth towards the implementation of the 2030 Agenda.

In accordance with the above, the Agencies of the United Nations System in Latin America and the Caribbean that are members of the Youth Working Group of the United Nations Regional Collaboration Platform for Latin America and the Caribbean (RCP LAC) have committed to generate and disseminate evidence on the situation of adolescents and young people in the context of the 2030 Agenda and the Montevideo Consensus on Population and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean, in addition to jointly promoting investment in adolescents and young people in the plans of post-COVID-19 recovery and other strategies for development.

ACTIONS

In order to advance in its commitments, the RCP LAC Youth Group has implemented the following objectives and actions:

  • Produce and distribute evidence on the situation of adolescents and young people in the context of the 2030 Agenda and the Montevideo Consensus
  • Carry out joint advocacy to promote investment in adolescents and young people in post-COVID-19 recovery plans and other development strategies.
  • Guarantee the transversality of adolescents and young people in the plans, projects and actions of the various agencies and instances of the United Nations System in Latin America and the Caribbean.

*Fotograph: Juventudes YA! /UNFPA

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*Fotograph: Juventudes YA! /UNFPA

ACTIONS

In order to advance in its commitments, the RCP LAC Youth Group has implemented the following objectives and actions:

  • Produce and distribute evidence on the situation of adolescents and young people in the context of the 2030 Agenda and the Montevideo Consensus
  • Carry out joint advocacy to promote investment in adolescents and young people in post-COVID-19 recovery plans and other development strategies.
  • Guarantee the transversality of adolescents and young people in the plans, projects and actions of the various agencies and instances of the United Nations System in Latin America and the Caribbean.

DATA

Learn more about the results of the first United Nations survey on Youth in Latin America and the Caribbean in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

With the objective of knowing how the situation and needs of adolescents and young people evolve in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic and within the framework of the International Youth Day, the second survey on Youth & COVID has been launched, which we invite you to respond through the following links:

DATA

Learn more about the results of the first United Nations survey on Youth in Latin America and the Caribbean in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

With the objective of knowing how the situation and needs of adolescents and young people evolve in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic and within the framework of the International Youth Day, the second survey on Youth & COVID has been launched, which we invite you to respond through the following links:

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DOCUMENT

With the aim of collecting evidence on the situation of adolescents and young people in Latin America and the Caribbean, the document Latin American and Caribbean Youth and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: a view from the United Nations system was published. Its objective is to review the status of a group of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in relation to the young population of Latin America and the Caribbean, and define lines for future action aimed at promoting resilient, sustainable and inclusive development among youth in the region. You can access this publication in here.

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DOCUMENT

With the aim of collecting evidence on the situation of adolescents and young people in Latin America and the Caribbean, the document Latin American and Caribbean Youth and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: a view from the United Nations system was published. Its objective is to review the status of a group of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in relation to the young population of Latin America and the Caribbean, and define lines for future action aimed at promoting resilient, sustainable and inclusive development among youth in the region. You can access this publication in here.

Second United Nations Survey on Latin American and Caribbean Youth in the Context of the
COVID-19 Pandemic

If you are between 15 and 29 years old,

*Fotograph: UN Women/Gustavo Stephan

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