For the vast majority of youth living in developing countries, unemployment rates tell only part of the story. For young people in these areas, informal, non-secure, and low-wage employment is the norm, with labour activity among youth concentrated in agriculture and related industries and in the informal sector.
Education is another essential element in the transition to adulthood. However, a substantial number of young people in developing countries continue to face challenges relating to educational access and quality.
Youth of this world need to have there effective participation increase in the decision making of post -2015 development agenda, facilitate effective partnerships, create inclusive platforms to review the progress of MDGs, and establish a follow- up mechanism that support young people as partners in the global implementation of the post -2015 development agenda at UN level. Sri Lanka has offered to support this timely youth agenda by proposing a United Nations World Conference on Youth in 2014.