The event gathered high-level government officials, policy makers, youth-led organisation and social entrepreneurs from the MENA region and OECD countries to discuss prospects for a more youth-responsive future post-COVID-19.
The OECD presented new regional comparative evidence and recommendations from its Youth Reviews of Jordan, Morocco and Tunisia. In interactive sessions, government officials and young people envisaged a post-COVID-19 world, in which policies, programmes and services are more responsive to their needs; young people have an active stake in decisions that affect their future and current governance challenges to their participation in economic, social, and public and political life are removed. Participants also discussed how to get there – based on an exchange of good practices and lessons learned.
Presentation of the Key Findings and Recommendations of the ReviewsVideos
Youth and intergenerational justice
Global transformations - from population ageing to digitalisation, rising inequalities and climate change - have created profound uncertainties for young people and future generations, despite unprecedented access of today’s young generation to information, education and technology. The OECD provides practical insights to support governments in designing and implementing policies to empower youth and promote intergenerational justice.
The Programme’s work supports countries in formulating and implementing national youth strategies, creating the legal and institutional frameworks to encourage youth participation in public life and in using innovative tools to make their voices heard and count.
The Programme is a strategic partnership between MENA and OECD countries to share knowledge, expertise and the standards and principles of good governance in support of the ongoing reforms in the MENA region.