Livingstone Declaration on Regional Collaboration for Youth Empowerment

To promote youth empowerment, the ILO, UNICEF and UN-Habitat in collaboration with the Commonwealth Youth Programme and the Government of the Republic of Zambia hosted an international conference to plan for the formation of the One Stop Youth Centre in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region. The conference Promoting Regional Collaboration for Youth Empowerment focused on the model of One Stop Youth Centres, an integrated approach to youth-led development developed by UN-Habitat. One Stop Youth Centres reflect local needs while considering the resources and opportunities available. The key focus of the strategy is empowerment for improved livelihood opportunities and civic engagement. The One Stop Youth Centres are based on a set of principles—labeled the Kampala Principles—that include providing a neutral space for young people, especially from marginalized urban communities, to interact with one another and with youth serving agencies.

Published: 2013

Pages: 2

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