Towards the implementation
of the National Multisectoral
Adolescent and Youth Health
Promotion Strategy (2020-2030)
© UNFPA Tunisia
Two workshops were organized by UNFPA Tunisia in partnership with the Department of School and University Medicine on March 26 and 27th and on April 24 and 25th, 2019, whose objective was to develop the operational plan for the national multisectoral strategy aiming to promote adolescent and young people health, validated in December 2018.
These workshops allowed agreeing, in a participatory process that was led by young people, on the operational objectives, the targets to be achieved, the monitoring indicators, the implementation schedule and the division of responsibilities for the strategy implementation. Priority interventions related to the implementation of this Strategy has been identified, among which we mention:
- •The creation of a national Adolescent and Youth Health Unit,
- • The adoption and implementation of an organizational model that will manage the collection analysis and sharing of knowledge on young people’s health,
- • The development and dissemination of a guidance note specifying forms and tools to ensure young people participation in the planning and monitoring of health strategies and programs.
Next step consists on validating the elaborated document and advocate for its adoption and implementation by relevant ministries.
ECOSOC Youth Forum: As advocates, young people prepare to follow up on 6 of the 17 SDGs
© UNFPA ASRO Samir Anouti
The United Nations Headquarters in New York opened on the Eighth Youth Forum on April 8 and 9, 2019, to welcome 800 youth and 34 ministers preparing for three major events for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Meeting this year on the theme of "Empowered, Integrated and Equalized Youth", the ECOSOC (Economic and Social Council) Youth Forum addresses six of the 17 goals set, namely quality education, inclusive growth and decent work, reducing inequalities, climate action, strong institutions and partnerships.
Ramy Khouili, a young Tunisian activist of human rights and in particular sexual and reproductive rights, represented the Tunisian youth during this forum. The opportunity for Ramy to share the Tunisian experience in terms of comprehensive education in sexuality and education for citizenship and human rights - projects supported by UNFPA Tunisia - in the context of the session on the education (SDG 4); but also to share the experience of the network of peer educators Y-PEER Tunisia in the promotion of sexual and reproductive rights of young people at a side event on ICPD + 25 organized on the sidelines of the youth forum.