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Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010 - 3 comments

Invest in youth, now!

Maria Antonietta Alcalde makes the case for prioritizing and investing in young people so as to accelerate progress on the MDGs. Social investments in young people’s education, health, and employment can enable countries to build a strong economic base, thereby reversing inter-generational poverty especially in countries undergoing demographic transition. Such investments can also help countries to achieve other MDGs such as universalizing education, promoting gender equality, reducing maternal mortality, and reversing the rising tide of HIV.

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Video taped at the event “1.8 BILLION STRONG: YOUNG PEOPLE DRIVING THE MDGs”

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Camilo
Monday 11th April, 2011, 2:22am

Goverments invests in youth people is an urgent need! Poverty, HIV, teen pregnancy, violence, gender inequality and unemployment are just some of the challenges and problems that youth people must face every day. We can not advance without goverments seriuos commitments, and those commitments can only be realistic if they are supported on a financial effort!

At this moment when the world haves the biggest youth people generation in history, goverments investments in youth could bring great results, specially in those countries that are facing a "demographic bonus"

ccasimir
Thursday 19th May, 2011, 4:38pm

youth deserve a special attention to make good change for a better world! And I should mention investing in them is essential to achieving MDGs 5b because we are a great proportion if the world population and we are more vulnerable to contract HIV/AIDS And be raped and suffer in our sexual life . As it is shown in Haiti the situation is not a good spectacle and the statistic about the country prove the important investment the government should do to respond to the high fertility and ensure the equity of gender for a great participation ! participation of youth!
We want the government and international deciders change the world with us!

ccasimir
Thursday 19th May, 2011, 4:40pm

youth deserve a special attention to make good change for a better world! And I should mention investing in them is essential to achieving MDGs 5b because we are a great proportion in the world population and we are more vulnerable to contract HIV/AIDS And be raped and suffer in our sexual life . As it is shown in Haiti the situation is not a good spectacle and the statistic about the country prove the important investment the government should do to respond to the high fertility and ensure the equity of gender for a great participation ! participation of youth!
We want the government and international deciders change the world with us!

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Maria Antonieta Alcalde develops and implements IPPF/WHR’s advocacy strategy at the regional and international levels and supports the advocacy work of our Member Associations. She has co-founded several organizations including the Latin American Youth Network for Sexual and Reproductive Rights and the International Youth Coalition. Previous to joining IPPF/WHR, Maria Antonieta was the General Coordinator of Balance, Promotion for Development and Youth in Mexico City, where she designed and implemented workshops on gender, sexual and reproductive rights, advocacy, and youth leadership. María Antonieta holds a degree in Accounting from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM).

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