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Enhancing Youth Political Participation throughout the Electoral Cycle

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Young people between the ages of 15 and 25 constitute a fifth of the world’s population. While they are often involved in informal, politically relevant processes, such as activism or civic engagement, they are not formally represented in national political institutions such as parliaments and many of them do not participate in elections. This can impact on the quality of democratic governance. (official abstract).

The document offers guidance to public institutions on how to engage young people in every phase of the electoral cycle. It is includes an annex on good practices from the field.

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UNDP

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