Mongolia National Workshop to Test and Apply the Youth Policy Toolbox

6 Jun 2017 to 7 Jun 2017
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

ESCAP - in collaboration with the Authority for Family, Child and Youth Development of the Mongolian Government, the Mongolian Youth Federation, the Center for Citizenship Education and the Mongolian Youth Council - convened the Mongolia National Workshop to Test and Apply the Youth Policy Toolbox in Ulaanbaatar on 6 and 7 June 2017. The Workshop, as part of the interregional project “Strengthening the capacity of Governments in ESCAP, ECA and ESCWA to respond to the needs of youth in formulating inclusive and sustainable development policies”, brought together close on 100 participants. The participants included government officials, representatives of civil society organizations and youth-led organizations, young entrepreneurs and reporters from the media. Key issues that were discussed, through presentations, group work and interactive plenary sessions, were challenges youth in Mongolia faced, particularly in the context of the school-to-work transition, and ways to address these; how lessons could be used from neighbouring countries; ways in which the learning component of the Youth Policy Toolbox could be strengthened; and how to enhance the applicability and dissemination of the Toolbox.