Generation 2030: AFSD – 2018: Highlighting the Role of Youth in the Arab World in Fostering Transformation towards Sustainable and Resilient Societies | SDG Knowledge Hub | IISD

Thirty percent of the population of the Arab region are youth between the ages of 15 and 29 years. The 2018 Arab Forum for Sustainable Development (AFSD) explored the role of youth in a larger framework, linking natural resources, the common good and inter-generational justice and, for the first time, the AFSD agenda included a youth representative in almost all of the Forum’s seven plenary and nine special sessions. Mitigating risks to inter-generational justice requires policy choices that allow future generations to benefit from natural resources and the common good in the same way past generations have. Preparing young Arabs to become agents of change is a process that needs to be nurtured early on in life.

Source: Generation 2030: AFSD – 2018: Highlighting the Role of Youth in the Arab World in Fostering Transformation towards Sustainable and Resilient Societies | SDG Knowledge Hub | IISD

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