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Overview: Priorities for global youth policies

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This introduction is provided to create a general context for the different chapters in the publication. It focuses on four particular areas, including the normative basis of global youth policy, the meaning of youth as a transitional concept, the reasons for considering global issues specifically in terms of how they relate to youth, and current trends emerging in the global youth policy discourse. This chapter also reviews the history of United nations youth themes and priorities, explains how the World Programme of Action for Youth functions as a policy framework, and outlines the prospects for, and possibilities deriving from, a global youth policy.

Related Subject(s): Children and Youth
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