Youth

UNCT-GH-Youth-Envoy-Kayayei-Agbogbloshie-2018UN Youth Envoy, Jayathma Wickramanayake, in Ghana, meeting young porter girls at Agbogbloshie Market, February 2018 (photo: UNFPA Ghana)

 

UN agencies take a comprehensive approach to spur youth development, to support the implementation of the African Union Roadmap on Demographic Dividend in Ghana, and protect the human rights of children and adolescents.

Support targets: increasing access to good quality basic education and health services throughout childhood; improving the quality and availability of primary education that equips teenagers with basic skills and the ability to continue to learn; meeting the needs of adolescents for comprehensive sexual and reproductive health education and rights; combatting discrimination, gender-based violence and harmful cultural practices such as early and forced marriage; and addressing both demand and supply side constraints on decent work for young women and men.