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World Youth Report 2016

Youth Civic Engagement

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The World Youth Report is the flagship publication on youth issues of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations Secretariat. This edition intends to provide fresh perspective and innovative ideas on civic engagement and to serve as an impetus for dialogue and action. The objective of the Report is to provide a basis for policy discussions around youth civic engagement in order to ensure that young people are able to participate fully and effectively in all aspects of the societies in which they live. It comprises five chapters, with three sections respectively focusing on the economic, political and community-based engagement of youth, and a final chapter that offers key conclusions and recommendations.

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Explanatory notes

The terms “country”, “more developed regions”, and “less developed regions” are used for statistical convenience and do not necessarily express a judgement as to the developmental stage of a particular country or area. More developed regions are comprised of all countries in Europe and Northern America, as well as Australia, New Zealand and Japan. The term “developed countries” refers to countries in the more developed regions. Less developed regions are comprised of all countries of Africa, Asia (excluding Japan) and Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia. The term “developing countries” is used to designate countries in the less developed regions.

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