This document has been created in the setting of the Regional Articulation of Latin America and the Caribbean towards Cairo plus 20, which is an initiative that, since 2012, has gathered several women, young people, indigenous people, LGBTTTQI afrodescendants networks and organizations in our region that are committed with the International Conference on Population and Development of El CAIRO (ICPD).
This document is part of a series of documents that have been created as impact supplies in the setting of the Operational Review Process of the Action Plan for the International Conference on Population and Development (AP-ICPD). Its goal is contributing to the political and technical analysis of the impact, the achievements and challenges of the International Conference on Population and Development beyond 2014 and of what the construction of the Post2015 agenda has meant for the rights of young people.
With that purpose, we will revisit the context in which it was created and we will also review the concept of youth-young people as a movement in the region. What is its background? Can it be considered a movement? Has the consolidation of a youth agenda been achieved in the region?
In the following section we will talk about the operational review process of the AP-ICPD and about the opportunity that it meant for the youth movement in terms of visibility and articulation with the feminist movement, in order to review the main achievements and challenges that both agendas, Cairo and Development, have left for young people.
Lastly, we will address the Post-2015 Agenda to try to identify if this process means an opportunity to improve the conditions of young people and we will also address the subject of financing and the role it plays for the development concept. What types of strategies are being contemplated to achieve development? What is the approach of these strategies? Are the financial conditions actually being created in order to guarantee a sustainable development in the new agenda? Are those financial conditions contributing to the type of development that we are looking for? Surely all these questions do not have just one single answer, but there will be elements that can contribute to the debate on young people and the development agenda.
It is important to reiterate that this is just a contribution in order to have elements that allow measuring the subject of youth and the construction of its agenda more clearly to achieve social acknowledgement, which can be achieved by acknowledging rights.
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