Youth, education and culture
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Participants highlighted that education is at the core of sustainable development and the most effective way to poverty eradication. Education as an enabler for progress in other fields was stressed, including health and employment. Need to shift focus from the mere access to education to quality education, including adequate facilities, qualified teachers, good home-conditions, promotion of innovation and civicmindedness as well as measurable learning outcomes, was stressed by many. So was the need for free and equal access to education for all, including people with disabilities, children living in remote rural areas, and marginalized groups. Importance of life long learning was also raised.

Social protection floors and the importance of child sensitive social protection systems related to abuse, neglect and social exclusion were highlighted. Quality cashtransfers were raised as an effective way to help the most vulnerable.

(Excerpt from Co-Chair's meetings with the Major Groups and other Stakeholders)
Steering Committee
Members & Contributors
Name Organization
AMIT DUTTA YOUNG NATURALIST NETWORK
Antonia WulffEducation International
April AlconisCampaign for People's Goals for Sustainable Development
Bilel ABOUDI Tunisia
Cristina DiezInternational Movement ATD Fourth World
Galymzhan KirbassovJournalists and Writers Foundation
Jana abou-diabtogether to palestine
Katie EllisChronic Poverty Advisory Network
Kweyunga Emmanuel MikeKeirere Green Africa Agency
Marcela Ballara International council for adult education ICAE - GEO
Matthew Reading SmithStakeholder Forum
Miroslav PolzerInternational Association for the Advancement of Innovative Approaches to Global Challenges (IAAI)
natalene poissonUnited Cities and Local Governments (UCLG)
Nicole CardinalSave the Children
Ola GoranssonDivision for Sustainable Development (UNDESA)
Punit AsthanaIndian Dreams Foundation
R. Don PeelUniversity of Hawaii
Simone TOUSSIInternational Federation of Coalitions for Cultural Diversity (IFCCD)
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LAMG STATEMENT
Intervention delivered by Mrs Aliye Celik, UCLG representative
on behalf of the Local Authorities Major Group
Public hearings on Youth and Culture
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