ECLAC urges the inclusion of young people in development policies

October 14, 2015

The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) urged the countries of the region to incorporate young people into development policies, considering that it encompasses 160 million who are between 15 and 29 years old.

The social integration of the sector is essential to move towards more egalitarian societies, underlines a publication released in the framework of the international seminar “Social inclusion and youth in Latin America and the Caribbean”, which is held until today in San Salvador, El Salvador .

ECLAC indicated that in addition to addressing the education and employment of young people, nations must consider health policies, violence prevention, political participation and access to technologies.

Regarding the situation of this population, the UN body highlighted that four out of every ten Latin American young people between 20 and 24 years old have not finished their secondary education and unemployment rates are up to three times higher than the rest of the population. population.

On the other hand, he stressed that 30 million young people, about 22% of the total, neither study nor work.

In addition, the majority, especially women, perform housework and care for relatives.

October 14, 2015

The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) urged the countries of the region to incorporate young people into development policies, considering that it encompasses 160 million who are between 15 and 29 years old.

The social integration of the sector is essential to move towards more egalitarian societies, underlines a publication released in the framework of the international seminar “Social inclusion and youth in Latin America and the Caribbean”, which is held until today in San Salvador, El Salvador .

ECLAC indicated that in addition to addressing the education and employment of young people, nations must consider health policies, violence prevention, political participation and access to technologies.

Regarding the situation of this population, the UN body highlighted that four out of every ten Latin American young people between 20 and 24 years old have not finished their secondary education and unemployment rates are up to three times higher than the rest of the population. population.

On the other hand, he stressed that 30 million young people, about 22% of the total, neither study nor work.

In addition, the majority, especially women, perform housework and care for relatives.