Youth Engagement

Calling all young people to get involved in building a better future for people all around the world.

The first Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health, launched in September 2010, contributed to significant progress worldwide to improve women and children’s health. However, there is still much more to be done and we want to hear from you.

The success of the post-2015 development agenda depends on meeting the development needs of adolescents and youth, who make up one-quarter of the world’s population.

Questions? Email us.


Adding your voice to the UN-Secretary General’s updated Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health is essential to the process!

There are three main ways you can provide input:

1)  Take the Survey

2)  Add your input to the comment wall below

3)  Invite your networks to join through Twitter –  


Engagement Tools

Engaging your networks will help expand the youth voice in the process.

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Tell us what you think by commenting on the questions below.

  • What are the priority outcomes for adolescents that this strategy needs to address?
  • How can the Global Strategy should embrace the needs of adolescents, and how can the RMNCAH community learn from best practices and successes around adolescent health?
  • Please provide ideas on the best ways – on a practical level – to build coordination between health and other sectors?
  • How should a human rights-based approach be introduced into the updated Global Strategy in practical terms? How would countries operationalize a human-rights based approach? Please include examples of actual cases, where possible.