SDSN AusNZPac Youth is thrilled to launch ‘Towards an AusNZPac Youth SDG Index’, a youth-led report that is the first in the world to use the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) framework to measure young people’s progress towards sustainable development.
The report found that young people were lagging behind the general population on many of the SDGs examined, showing the value and importance of using the SDGs to measure youth progress.
However, the team also encountered significant challenges in adapting the SDG targets to youth concerns and in finding relevant youth-related data.
The team are calling for others to further develop and replicate this exercise elsewhere, as a tool for ensuring that young people – and other overlooked groups – are not left behind in developing SDG reporting frameworks.
The report and additional resources can be downloaded at ap-unsdsn.org/youth-sdg-index/