WORLD CONFERENCE OF MINISTERS RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUTH 2019 AND YOUTH FORUM LISBOA +21
In August 1998, several commitments were stated in the Lisbon Declaration on Youth Policies and Programmes, as part of the I World Conference of Ministers Responsible for Youth outcomes, organized by the Portuguese Government in Cooperation with the United Nations. The 2019 World Conference of Ministers Responsible for Youth (Lisbon + 21) and Youth Forum was organised to call on States to scale up efforts and effectively mainstream youth in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda.
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The Conference will assess the progress of Youth policies since 1998, within the framework of the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The main outcome of the Conference is expected to be a new commitment towards and with young people in the form of a renewed Declaration on youth policies and programmes (Lisbon +21) in the framework of the 2030 Agenda. The event will provide a space for States and young people to report on national efforts on making the 1998 Lisbon Declaration commitments a reality for young people; facilitate a dialogue around innovative and operational strategies and initiatives that are advancing youth mainstreaming in policy making; enable the exchange of knowledge and experiences in the achievement of SDGs; and trigger discussions around emerging youth issues and means to effectively assist and engage youth in overcoming the challenges resulting from a changing world.