Statement on the Post-2015 from Europe & Central Asia Region

A group of youth representatives from Europe and Central Asia, all came together with different stories, but with the same aim with UNICEF to develop a view on Post2015.
From the 1st to the 6th September 2013, they met in Istanbul to discuss priorities for the post-2015 development agenda.
Even though our group was incredibly diverse, they were able to reach consensus about the future we want and this will help feed into the wider discussions in Europe and in the MGCY on post-2015.

OUR FUTURE STARTS TODAY

Youth Statement on the Post-2015 Development Goals – Europe & Central Asia

In our future, there is no poverty and there is social justice. In our future, everyone feels protected by their human rights. In
our future, every adolescent and youth gets quality education. In our future, every person gets the healthcare they need. In
our future, everybody is free to express his or her cultural heritage without being discriminated. In our future, all people are
treated equally, regardless of their race, religion, ethnicity, abilities, cultural background, social status, sexual orientation,
visual appearance and HIV/AIDS status.

In our future, people are able to share what needs to be shared, especially amongst the most marginalized. In our future, there
is no hunger. In our future, there is no war. In our future, no-one is left behind. In our future, every person has the freedom to
speak. In our future, every person has access to the labor market. In our future, we have responsible governments that include
all voices equally. Our future is a sustainable future. This is the future we dream of. THIS IS THE FUTURE WE HAVE TO START BUILDING TODAY – THIS IS THE WORLD WE WANT.

We are grateful for the opportunity to participate in this Regional Consultation on the Post-2015 development agenda. We
request that every adolescent and youth be given an opportunity to express themselves and to become partners in the post-
2015 development agenda and its implementation.

We, the youth representatives from Europe and Central Asia, all came together with different stories, but with the same aim.
From the 1st to the 6th September 2013, we met in Istanbul to discuss our priorities for the post-2015 development agenda.
Even though our group was incredibly diverse, we were able to reach consensus about the future we want.

We, the youth representatives of Europe & Central Asia, recommend the following actions

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