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1 Youth and the Conflicts They Face in Daily Life UNITED NATIONS Defining Youth -United Nations-

2 Youth and the Conflicts They Face in Daily Life UNITED NATIONS Defining Youth What does the United Nations mean by youth?

3 Youth and the Conflicts They Face in Daily Life UNITED NATIONS Defining Youth Youth = persons between the ages of 15 and 24 inclusive Defined in 1985 Same definition used in all UN statistics documents What does the United Nations means by youth?

4 Youth and the Conflicts They Face in Daily Life UNITED NATIONS Defining Youth If Youth are defined = The we can deduce Children = 0-14 What does the United Nations means by youth?

5 Youth and the Conflicts They Face in Daily Life UNITED NATIONS Defining Youth Article 1 in United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child defines children as: persons up to the age of 18 Overlap between definition of children by this article and that of the UN General Assembly What does the United Nations mean by youth?

6 Youth and the Conflicts They Face in Daily Life UNITED NATIONS Defining Youth Overlap of definitions was intentional Hoped that the Convention would provide protection and rights to as large a group as possible. No UN Convention on the Rights of Youth What does the United Nations mean by youth?

7 Youth and the Conflicts They Face in Daily Life UNITED NATIONS Defining Youth Youth = age of majority Where a person is given equal treatment under the law This age is 18 is many countries, after this age they are considered adult How does this definition differ from that of children

8 Youth and the Conflicts They Face in Daily Life UNITED NATIONS Defining Youth Within category Youth Teenagers (aged 13-19) Young Adults (aged 20-24) Important to distinguish difference in ages as problems may differ Sociological Psychological Health problems How does this definition differ from that of children

9 Youth and the Conflicts They Face in Daily Life UNITED NATIONS Defining Youth The World Programme of Action for Youth to the Year 2000 and Beyond identified 10 high priority issues that should be acted upon. *Note down some issues you think are priorities for the Youth of today* What does UN identify as priority youth issues?

10 Youth and the Conflicts They Face in Daily Life UNITED NATIONS Defining Youth Group Questions

11 Youth and the Conflicts They Face in Daily Life UNITED NATIONS Group Questions 1.What are the common characteristics of youth? Honest, caring, enthusiastic...etc (15 mins) 2.What are the priority needs of youth in your local communities? Health, education...etc (15 mins)

12 Youth and the Conflicts They Face in Daily Life UNITED NATIONS Defining Youth What are the common characteristics of youth? How many did you all have in common?

13 Youth and the Conflicts They Face in Daily Life UNITED NATIONS Defining Youth Cultural Self Ethnic/racial Spiritual/ religious Geographic Socio/economic Social Self Relationships.. Male friends Female friends At school popularity Sexual Self Sexual –Orientation –Values –Feelings –Experience –Aspirations Familial Self Roles –Son, father, niece Belonging Future career & family balance Community Self Club Membership Volunteer clubs Employment experience Academic Self Student achievement Educational aspirations Career aspirations Physical Self Appearance Sport involvement Sense of comfort in body Creative Self Talents Hobbies

14 Youth and the Conflicts They Face in Daily Life UNITED NATIONS Defining Youth What are the priority needs of youth in your local communities? What did you list as your top 10? What does UN identify as priority youth issues? What have they listed as their top 10?

15 Youth and the Conflicts They Face in Daily Life UNITED NATIONS Defining Youth 1. Education6. Drug Abuse 2. Employment7. Juvenile Delinquency 3. Hunger & Poverty8. Leisure Activities 4. Health9. Girls & young women 5. Environment10. Full & effective participation of youth in the life of society and decision making

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