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After three decades of calls for action on adolescent health, The Lancet has partnered with four leading academic institutions (The University of Melbourne, University College London, the London School for Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Columbia University) to establish a Commission on Adolescent Health and Wellbeing.

The Commission has 30 members from 14 countries spanning all parts of the globe. It has brought together experts, including youth advocates, with a range of disciplines as well as policy and practice perspectives.

The aim of the Commission was to produce a coherent narrative and integrated work plan for responding to the shifting determinants of health and health needs of the world’s adolescent and young adults. We are proud to say that our Commission report is out and available for download here.

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Youth, Peace and Security Report

SDSN Youth has released a thematic paper on ‘The Impacts of Climate Change on Youth, Peace and Security’.   More...

29 Aug 2017


Women Deliver Young Leaders Program

Application for Women Deliver's Young Leaders Program is now open!  More...

25 Aug 2017


Establishing a Youth Network

We are looking for six young health advocates and/or professionals (18-29 years) from diverse backgrounds, to work with us to set up a Youth Network for The Lancet Standing Commission. Applications close 21st August.   More...

6 Aug 2017


Child marriage

Each year, 15 million girls are married before the age of 18 - that’s one in three girls in the developing world (excluding China). These girls are robbed of their rights to safety and security, to health, to education, and to make their own choices and decisions for their lives.  More...

20 Jul 2017

child marriage

Self-harm 20 years on

A new Australian study reveals the twenty-year outcomes of adolescents who self-harmed, show worrying levels of substance abuse by age 35.  More...

11 Jul 2017

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