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International Youth Day marked as we identify the opportunities and risks adolescents encounter


Development Pathways today marks International Youth Day 2019 with a new video highlighting the opportunities and risks that younger people encounter in Mongolia.

Adolescence is a crucial developmental period and ensuring adolescents are a healthy and happy demographic group that is able to actively participate in their families and societies is vital. To identify and address the complex risks that children and adolescents face, UNICEF Mongolia asked Development Pathways to conduct a Situational Analysis of Children, with a focus on adolescents.

The objective was to better understand what gaps exist in national capacities to sustain holistic services from early childhood to adolescence and adulthood in Mongolia. Adolescents told us they are lacking parental guidance and the Internet is a space where they can learn about the world and their rights.

The video features Senior Social Policy Specialist Anasuya Sengupta and was created by Lee Baker, a Communications and Digital Media Officer.

For more details, click on the video to play it, and access more information on the background to the project by clicking here.


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