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9. Youth and the World

Last update: 14 March 2023

Young people in Italy are involved in global issues in various ways, from volunteering activities to formal and informal education, while also being targets of specific youth policies, notably in the fields of sustainable development, the environment and ecological transition as well as public diplomacy at an international level.

In this context, since 2015, young people have been not only beneficiaries of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development but also active players of its implementation. The 2030 Agenda and its national implementations require the development and activation of youth policies and actions to ensure their full implementation. Most of the active policies and programs through which young people are involved in global issues at a national level are inscribed in the logic of environmental, social, and economic sustainability as promoted by the 2030 Agenda.

In Italy, young people are currently involved in the National Sustainable Development Strategy, which includes exchanges with policy makers at a global level and about climate change.

In June 2021, during the National Conference for Sustainable Development in Castelporziano (Rome), the new National Strategy for Sustainable Development (Snsvs) was created. It represents an update of the 2017 Strategy. In fact, every three years the SNSvS must be revised and the Ministry of the Environment and Energy Security has the task of starting and managing the modification process, through a broad and participatory institutional process , coordinated by the Presidency of the Council of Ministers.