Frédéric Soltan

填补青年冷漠缺口

内罗毕—两年前,联合国成员国采纳可持续发展目标(SDG)时,它们自我承诺要可持续地减少“被排除在就业、教育和培训之外的青年的比例”。除非年轻人的政治参与能够显著增长,否则这一承诺几乎不可能实现。

年轻人是进步的关键。美国总统巴拉克在2015 年的内罗毕演讲中指出,“除非一个国家能够依赖全体人民的才华,否则它就无法实现全部潜能。”如今,青年构成了这些人民中的很大一部分——准确地说,他们占据了世界人口的18%。在大部分发展中国家,这个比例还会更高。非洲人口的中位年龄只有19.5岁。

从这些数据看——更不用说不断提高的教育水平和识字率了——年轻人能够改变世界,影响政治进程和选举结果。但这需要他们参与和活跃。

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