ERIC Number: ED206539
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Youth Mobilization for Development in Asian Settings. Asian Regional Youth Meeting (Kathmandu, Nepal, September 17-22, 1978). Final Report, Recommendations, and Selected Documents.
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).
This report contains the proceedings of a 1978 meeting held in Kathmandu, Nepal to examine major problems and aspirations of Asian youth. Thirty three people from 18 countries participated. There are three parts to the report. Part I summarizes the six main themes of the meeting. They are: concept of youth as viewed by Asian cultures; concepts and patterns of development in the region in the context of Asian cultures; current issues of youth policies and programs in the Asian region; guidelines for future youth policies in Asia; practical action to be considered in the near future; and cooperation among Asian countries and at the international level. Part II contains abridged case studies presented at the meeting. The syntheses of country papers are in Part III. The papers discuss the problems of youth in 17 Asian countries and the measures, both welfare and developmental, taken by the different governments to deal with those problems. It is pointed out that western solutions to youth problems in Asia are not relevant. The solutions that the Asian governments are seeking cannot be found totally outside the socio-economic and cultural fabric of the countries concerned and are bound to be different from those that, up to this time, have been attempted. This means that the problems themselves have to be seen in a different perspective. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Foreign Countries, Policy Formation, Poverty, Youth, Youth Employment, Youth Problems, Youth Programs
Chief, p.i. Youth Division, UNESCO, 7, Place de Fontenoy, 75700 Paris, France ($3.10).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers; Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).