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Caribbean synthesis report on the implementation of the Lisbon Declaration on Youth Policies and Programmes

Studies and Perspectives - The Caribbean, No. 91

Published date 2020-01-01
Author Catarina Camarinhas - Dwynette D. Eversley
UN symbol LC/TS.2020/7

The Subregional review of youth policies and strategies in the Caribbean offers an overview of national policies on youth in 29 Caribbean states and territories that are members or associate members of ECLAC. The report aims at providing a comprehensive review of the state of youth policies and programmes in the Caribbean, its current operational status, and the involvement of youth in guiding future implementation, including enhancing the understanding of the complex and multifaceted challenges facing youth empowerment, based on a set of international and subregional standards for youth policies. Developed in the context of the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Lisbon Declaration on Youth Policies and Programmes, this study offers a critical overview and a reflection on the social and developmental role of youth policies, and a comprehensive assessment of progress achieved and continuing challenges in the implementation of the Declaration. The study also proposes recommendations to improve public policies on and programmes for young people and highlights promising trends in evidence-based and participatory youth policies for broader adoption and implementation by national governments.

LC/TS.2020/7; LC/CAR/TS.2020/1