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wyr logo“Prepared by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, the World Youth Report on Youth Civic Engagement explores young people’s participation in economic, political and community life, responding to growing interest in, and an increased policy focus on, youth civic engagement in recent years among Governments, young people and researchers. The Report provides thematic insights on economic, political and community engagement, coupled with expert opinion pieces so as to provide robust and varied perspectives into youth engagement.

In offering fresh perspectives and innovative ideas on youth engagement, the Report is intended to serve as an impetus and tool for dialogue, policy discussion and action between youth and government.”

World Youth Report Launch
On July 15, 2016, International Youth Day, the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs launched the World Youth Day Report. As part of the launch, ACUNS member Kristin Duquette was invited to speak about the importance of sport and community engagement.

The launch of the report can be viewed online on United Nations Web TV (Duquette is the second speaker).

The text of Duquette’s speech is available here. PDF Download Button