In September 2015, during the United Nations General Assembly, Member States agreed on and committed to the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development including 17 goals and 169 targets. Amongst these SDGs and targets are a number relevant to SRHR in general and in particular to young people. Those targets are 3.1, 3.3, 3.7, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3 and 5.6. Although young people are not explicitly mentioned in the targets, the 2030 Agenda is meant to be universal and indicators are to be disaggregated by a number of actors, including age, which will help to address young people’s SRHR. The 2030 Agenda kicked off in January 2016 and the goals are to be met by 2030. After a very tough negotiation process, two targets (3.7 and 5.6) mentioning universal access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights were included.
- See also:
- Flower of Participation,Meaningful Youth Participation