Young People and the Road to 2030
Youth is said to be the builders of the future. A nation having a higher number of youngsters is considered more vibrant, dynamic, energetic, and productive. This era is fortunate to have the biggest generation of youth. According to stats, around 1.8 billion of the population in the world comprises of people aged 10 to 24.
Poverty, unemployment, poor or no education
However, the dilemma is that a major chunk of this population – around 90% – lives in developing countries where many are deprived of even the basic necessities of life. Poverty, unemployment, poor or no education, and lack of residences, are just a few of the plethora of issues faced by this generation.
Therefore, recognizing the importance of youngsters, the United Nations has announced a dedicated strategy for these people – the United Nation Youth Strategy 2030. With this program, the UN aims to be the most prominent entity working with the youngsters, thereby empowering the youth with awareness, engagements, and facilities.
The youth of today
The youth of today is naturally skilled and genius. They do not take time to understand the basic technological features, such as how to add a VPN to iPad, or how to use an antimalware, even if they are not academically educated. All they need is a little push to realize their hidden potential and become a better citizen. Perhaps, this is what the UN’s Youth Program would revolve around.
The United Nations has devised a comprehensive plan for the upcoming 12 years under the UN Youth Strategy 2030. Under this plan, the UN would empower the youth with quality education, better health services, and will promote their voices for the establishment of a peaceful and sustainable world. The youngsters will be given the chance to acquire their rights, get exposure to the civic and political engagements and play their role in shaping the world of tomorrow.
The UN strategy also focuses on the problems of young immigrants, and the problems they face. The United Nations realized that a major part of the world’s youth today consists of immigrants, who move to other places in search of employment, education, and a better lifestyle. However, in return of these facilities, they also play a role in the nations’ progress.
Today, the greatest opportunity for the UN to eradicate these issues is to leverage the power of shifting demographics. As a general rule of thumb, the migrants serve more to the nation they have moved to, rather than their native country. If managed in the proper way, such migrations would help the countries to grow more. This is what the UN Youth Strategy highlights. They put forward a Global Compact for Migration taking into account the ins and outs of migrations happening around the world.
The UN Youth Strategy 2030, together with the Global Compact for Migration, is all set to address the problems faced by the youth and to make them realize their hidden talents for a better global situation.