Investing in children and youth

The Addis Ababa Action Agenda commits to investing in children and youth.

Specifically, the Addis Agenda:

  • Recognizes that investing in children and youth is critical to achieving inclusive, equitable and sustainable development for present and future generations
  • Recognizes the need to support countries that face particular challenges to make the requisite investments in children and youth
  • Reaffirms the vital importance of promoting and protecting the rights of all children, and ensuring that no child is left behind
  • Commits to promote national youth strategies as a key instrument for meeting the needs and aspirations of young people


See IATF Issues Brief: Investing in Children and Youth (UNICEF, 2016).