Make Adolescent Well-Being a Priority: An Urgent Call to Action
Author(s): Adolescents 2030
This is a call to action to make adolescent health and wellbeing a priority.
The 10-19 age group is a unique window of opportunity for well-being, health and development, through a person’s life. Yet globally, 1.1 million adolescents are dying each year from preventable causes. Millions more are suffering abuse, injury and ill health – or failing to reach their potential. During times of crisis, as with Covid-19, it’s worse. In failing adolescents the whole of society is losing out. And we jeopardise efforts to reach the Sustainable Development Goals. Young people themselves have joined forces with major international agencies, civil society and Governments to call for an accelerated global response.