Published on: 06/11/2019

In preparation for the Nairobi Summit, UNFPA Palestine has engaged extensively with our many youth partners. Alongside consultations with government and civil society, we have sought to understand what young people specifically care about. In a series of dedicated discussions, they highlighted to us a range of diverse issues, and several key themes emerged: Young people in Palestine are deeply concerned with child marriage and the way that traditional gender norms impact them; they care about better access to information and services for young people; and they are profoundly worried about how the economic and political situation in Palestine might affect their own futures. Again and again, they emphasized the needs of young people with disabilities. And they made clear demands: allow more space for youth leadership. Listen to young people, and give them a meaningful seat at the table. 
Hear more of what they have to say here: