How to better prepare for the crisis? How to engage volunteers and distribute humanitarian aid more efficiently? Why is it important to include women in disaster risk preparedness and response? How to prevent the poor, persons with disabilities, the elderly and children from becoming even more vulnerable during a crisis? Why do partnerships between the state and non-state actors matter? These are only some questions that the report answers. This National Human Development Report (NHDR) shows the importance of communication, partnerships and coordination, solidarity and volunteerism, humanitarian aid, social inclusion and trust.
The Agenda 2030 Declaration acknowledges the “essential role of national parliaments through their enactment of legislation and adoption of budgets, and their role in ensuring accountability for the effective implementation of our commitments.” Members of parliament are uniquely positioned to act as an interface between the people and state institutions, and to promote and adopt people-centered policies and legislation to ensure that no one is left behind.
Across all surveyed regions, it is the youngest respondents – aged 15 to 19 – who are the most vocal and are most likely to engage in violence. Young people are, generally speaking, traditional. They are hopeful and optimistic, but their optimism decreases with age, when they became disappointed and bitter. Young people are by and large mistrustful of social actors and do not believe in equal opportunity for employment in the public sector. At the same time, they do not seek opportunities outside their own region – their “comfort zone”.
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