UN Youth Event Doesn't Define Youth

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“Young people are not always in the right,” The 33-year-old Pierre Maudet, Mayor of Geneva, Switzerland declared. “However, a society that doesn’t give them a voice will always be in the wrong.” This sentiment — giving young people a chance to better their own lives — was a top theme at the United Nations High Level Meeting on Youth in New York City on Monday. The discussions seemed to show how wide and vague our definition of youth has grown.

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“Young people are not always in the right,” The 33-year-old Pierre Maudet, Mayor of Geneva, Switzerland declared. “However, a society that doesn’t give them a voice will always be in the wrong.” This sentiment — giving young people a chance to better their own lives — was a top theme at the United Nations High Level Meeting on Youth in New York City on Monday. The discussions seemed to show how wide and vague our definition of youth has grown.

Source: http://policymic.com/articles/un-youth-event-doesn-t-even-define-youth

The problem of empowering youth starts with the fact that no one knows what "youth" even means. Everyone has their own definition, particularly at a meeting held at the UN about youth this Monday. This article does a great job describing how we need to start with better definitions and more data before the world can address young issues and the exploitation and ill treatment of young populations.




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