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Advocacy strategy toolkit

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Geneva:UNAIDS Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS , 2014

The post-2015 development discussion is one of the most important debates of our time: any global framework agreed upon by world leaders in 2015 will guide future government policies and spending on social and economic development, not only in developing countries, but also globally. The world currently holds the largest generation of young people in history, with 1.8 billion adolescents and youth making up one quarter of the world’s population. There is no sense in discussing future development goals without recognizing the role that young people can and must play as key players and problem solvers. Young people all over the world have come together over the past 18 months to share their personal stories, discuss key issues, find solutions and inspire action together through youth consultations in local communities, at high-level meetings with our decision-makers and in the recent community dialogues of ACT!2015.
These consultations have generated a powerful and unified youth voice at the grass-roots level within our communities. However, to ensure that our voices continue to be heard in the process of designing a new development framework, we now need to get more specific with our asks and more active in the decision-making spaces!
This toolkit is intended to provide you with some practical resources to make sure that all the valuable ideas that have emerged in the youth discussions on post-2015 can be translated into social action