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Fourteen separate Post-2015 Consensus Youth Forums were held in India and brought together 351 young people across the country, engaging both rural and urban youth. Each forum was organized by Partners in Change, a nonprofit based in New Delhi which is dedicated to promoting corporate social responsibility across India.

The first forum was held in Delhi and brought together 20 young Indian students from the Amity Institute of Social Sciences. After learning more about the costs and benefits of potential targets for the post-2015 development agenda, the young people chose the following as phenomenal:

• Enhance female education.
• Reduce assaults.
• Electricity to everyone. 
• Provide basic sanitation for 3 billion people. 
• Reduce child malnutrition.
• Eliminate violence against women and girls.
• Reduce civil wars.
• Ensure women’s rights to own and inherit.

The second forum was held in Mewat, Haryana  and brought together 19 students of the vocational training center at the SRF Foundation.. The second forum chose the following targets as phenomenal priorities:

• Reduce corruption and bribery.
• Eliminate open defecation.
• Better cook stoves to cut indoor air pollution. 
• 100% primary education in sub-Saharan Africa.
• Cut TB deaths by 95%.
• Electricity to everyone.
• Reduce child malnutrition.

The third forum was held in Chennai and brought together 21 young people from various urban poor and transgender groups. The third forum chose the following targets as phenomenal priorities:

• Reduce child malnutrition.
• Reduce assaults.
• Research to increase yields.
• Triple pre-school in Sub-Saharan Africa.
• Cut TB deaths by 95%.
• Halve malaria infections.
• Eliminate violence against women and girls.
• Cut food loss with roads and electricity.
• Make beneficial ownership info public.
• More male circumcision against HIV. 
• Mobile broadband developing targets. 
• Reduce infant mortality.
• More health spending for the 1 billion poorest. 
• Prevent loss of coral reefs.
• High blood pressure medication. 
• Ensure women’s rights to own and inherit. 
• Open world markets for food and textiles. 
• Phase out fossil fuel subsidies.
• Modern cooking fuels to 780 million people. 
• Electricity to everyone.
• Double HIV medication.
• Cut salt intake by 30%.
• Eliminate open defecation.
• Better access to water for 2.3 billion people.
• Increase tobacco tax by 125%.
• Increase women’s economic opportunities. 
• Enhance female education.

The fourth forum was held in Bangalore and brought together 29 student from Bangalore’s vocational training center. The fourth forum chose the following targets as phenomenal priorities:

• Triple preschool in sub-Saharan Africa. 
• Cut TB deaths by 95%.
• Halve malaria infections. 
• Open world markets for food and textiles. 
• Mobile broadband developing targets.
• Reduce child malnutrition.
• Reduce assaults.
• High blood pressure medication. 
• Phase out fossil fuel subsidies.
• Increase skilled worker migration. 
• Make beneficial ownership info public. 
• Research to increase yields.
• Universal access to contraception. 
• More male circumcision against HIV. 
• Eliminate violence against women and girls. 
• Modern cooking fuels to 780 million people.
• Increase tobacco tax by 125%.
• 100% primary education in sub-Saharan Africa.
• Ensure women’s rights to own and inherit. 
• Allow more migration.
• Reduce forest loss.
• End extreme poverty by money transfers. 
• Electricity to everyone.
• Increase women’s economic opportunities. 
• More health spending for the 1 billion poorest. 

The fifth forum was held in Hyderabad and brought together 20 student from the vocational training center at GMR Varalakshmi Foundation. The fifth forum chose the following targets as phenomenal priorities:

• Improve exams and teacher accountability. 
• Electricity to everyone.
• Enhance female education.
• Data collection for all 169 targets. 
• Modern cooking fuels to 780 million people. 
• Modern cooking fuels to everyone.
• Research to increase yields.
• Increase women’s economic opportunities. 
• Increase tobacco tax by 125%.
• Better cook stoves to cut indoor air pollution.
• Eliminate violence against women and girls. 
• Reduce corruption and bribery.
• Vaccinate against cervical cancer. 
• Reduce assaults.
• High blood pressure medication. 
• Reduce forest loss.
• Ensure women’s rights to own and inherit. 
• Mobile broadband developing targets.
• Cut TB deaths by 95%.
• More health spending for the 1 billion poorest.
• Eliminate violence in child discipline.
• Reduce infant mortality.
• Reduce child malnutrition. 
• Universal access to contraception. 
• Eliminate open defecation.
• Get public pension for young old ages.
• Doubling HIV medication.
• Stroke/heart attack pill.
• More energy research. 
• Cut salt intake by 30%.
• Cut food loss with roads and electricity.
• Halve malaria infections.
• More R&D spending in developing countries. 
• Provide basic sanitation for 3 billion people.

The sixth forum was held in Udaipur and brought together 25 young people from rural forums and tribal villages. The sixth forum chose the following targets as phenomenal priorities:

• Reduce child malnutrition.
• Increase skilled worker migration. 
• Open world markets for food and textiles. 
• Research to increase yields.
• Increase tobacco tax by 125%.
• Phase out fossil fuel subsidies. 
• Halve malaria infections.
• High blood pressure medication. 
• Make beneficial ownership info public. 
• Cut TB deaths by 95 %.
• Electricity to everyone. 
• Universal access to contraception. 
• Prevent loss of coral.
• Mobile broadband developing targets. 
• Triple pre-school in sub-Saharan Africa. 
• Eliminate violence against women and girls. 
• Data collection for all 169 targets.
• Allow more migration.
• Modern cooking fuels to 780 million people.
• More male circumcision against HIV.
• More energy research.
• 100% primary education in sub-Saharan Africa. 
• End extreme poverty by money transfers.

The seventh forum was held in Udaipur and brought together 20 young women from tribal villages in a women only forum. These 20 young women chose the following targets as phenomenal priorities:

• Increase tobacco tax by 125%. 
• Modern cooking fuels to everyone. 
• Better cook stoves to cut indoor air pollution.
• Universal access to contraception.
• Increase women’s economic opportunities. 
• Better access to water for 2.3 billion people. 
• Enhance female education.
• More energy research.
• Provide basic sanitation for 3 billion people. 
• Improve exams and teacher accountability.
• More health spending for the 1 billion poorest. 
• Modern cooking fuels to 780 million people.
• Ensure women’s rights to own and inherit.
• Reduce infant mortality.
• High blood pressure medication. 
• Mobile broadband developing targets. 
• Reduce child malnutrition.
• Electricity to everyone.
• Stroke/Heart Attack pill. 
• Reduce corruption and bribery. 
• Vaccinate against cervical cancer. 
• Cut food loss with roads and electricity.
• Eliminate open defecation.
• More male circumcision against HIV.
• Double HIV medication.
• Eliminate violence against women and girls. 
• Reduce forest loss.
• Cut salt intake by 30%.
• Allow more migration. 
• Eliminate violence in child discipline. 
• Research to increase yields.
• Discourage early retirement. 
• Reduce assaults.
• Get public pension for young old ages. 
• Reduce civil wars.
• Data collection for all 169 targets. 
• End extreme poverty by money transfers.

The eighth forum was held in Delhi and brought together 20 students from urban colleges in Delhi. The eighth forum chose the following targets as phenomenal priorities:

• Eliminate open defecation.
• Provide basic sanitation for 3 billion people. 
• Reduce child malnutrition.
• Reduce forest loss.
• Electricity to everyone. 
• Universal access to contraception.
• Better access to water for 2.3 billion people. 
• More health spending for the 1 billion poorest. 
• Reduce infant mortality.
• Enhance female education.  
• Make beneficial ownership info public. 
• Cut outdoor air pollution.
• Eliminate violence against women and girls.
  
The ninth forum was held in Chennai and brought together 37 undergraduate students from Madras Christian College. The ninth forum chose the following targets as phenomenal priorities:

• Reduce child malnutrition.
• Reduce assaults.
• Eliminate violence against women and girls. 
• Triple pre-school in sub-Saharan Africa.
• Increase tobacco tax by 125%. 
• Provide basic sanitation for 3 billion people.
• 100% primary education in sub-Saharan Africa.
• Enhance female education.
• Reduce corruption and bribery. 
• High blood pressure medication. 
• Research to increase yields.
• Eliminate open defecation.
• Cut TB deaths by 95%.

The tenth forum was held in Chennai and brought together 32 students from Loyola College. The tenth forum chose the following targets as phenomenal priorities:

• Reduce assaults.
• Reduce child malnutrition. 
• Phase out fossil fuel subsidies. 
• Enhance female education.
• Eliminate violence against women and girls.
• More male circumcision against HIV.
• Increase skilled worker migration. 
• Open world markets for food and textiles.

The eleventh forum was held in Delhi and brought together 32 graduate students from the School of Planning and Architecture. The eleventh forum chose the following targets as phenomenal priorities:

• Cut TB deaths by 95%.
• Reduce child malnutrition. 
• Electricity to everyone.
• Eliminate open defecation. 
• Better access to water for 2.3 billion people. 
• More R&D spending in developing countries. 
• Reduce assaults.
• Universal access to contraception. 
• Halve malaria infections.

The twelfth forum was held in Chennai and brought together 41 graduate students from the Jubilee Memorial Bible College. The twelth forum chose the following targets as phenomenal priorities:

• Reduce child malnutrition.
• High blood pressure medication.

The thirteenth forum was held in Chennai and brought together 26 graduate students from the Jubilee Madras Christian College. The thirteenth forum chose the following targets as phenomenal priorities:

• Increase tobacco tax by 125%.
• Enhance female education.
• Reduce child malnutrition. 
• Reduce forest loss.
• Cut TB deaths by 95%. 
• Eliminate violence against women and girls. 
• Phase out fossil fuel subsidies.
• Universal access to contraception. 
• Research to increase yields.
• Triple preschool in sub-Saharan Africa.
• Improve exams and teacher accountability. 
• Universal access to contraception.
• Electricity to everyone.
• More energy research. 
• Increase skilled worker migration. 
• Ensure women’s rights to own and inherit.
• Reduce corruption and bribery.
• Halve malaria infections.
• Mobile broadband developing target.
• Eliminate open defecation.

The fourteenth forum was held in Chennai and brought together 26 graduate students from the Jubilee Madras Christian College. The fourteenth forum chose the following targets as phenomenal priorities.

• Eliminate open defecation. 
• Enhance female education. 
• Reduce child malnutrition.
• Better access to water for 2.3 billion people.
• Eliminate violence against women and girls.
• Cut outdoor air pollution.
• Reduce infant mortality.
• Electricity to everyone.
• Improve exams and teacher accountability. 
• More male circumcision against HIV.
• More energy research.
• Research to increase yields.
• Reduce forest loss.
• Discourage early retirement.
• Eliminate violence in child discipline.
• Provide legal identity for all.
• More health spending for the 1 billion poorest.
• Vaccinate against cervical cancer.
• High blood pressure medication.
• Country-reporting for multinationals.
• Universal access to contraception.
• Doubling HIV medication.
• Increase skilled worker migration.
• Reduce civil wars.
• Increase tobacco tax by 125%. 
• Reduce assaults.

The video and other media on this page were provided by our local Youth Forum partners, to give voice to Youth Forum participants and show individuals' views on priorities.