Empowerment of The Deprived Young Population for Sustainable Futures in The Post Pandemic Era: An Evidence from Malaysia

Shereen Khan, Nasreen Khan, Olivia Tan


The 2030 Plan for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) was approved by the United Nations General Assembly in 2015 on the principle of “leaving no one behind” in order to achieve sustainable development for everyone. The global pandemic has forced a lot of people to become jobless and in fact the unemployment rate has been increasing since the outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic across the globe. Youths have not been spared from this especially youth from the deprived population. This article looks into how the deprived young population can be empowered especially during the post pandemic era. The objectives of this article are to investigate and examine the post covid-19 recovery plan for young population in Malaysia and other jurisdictions to ensure that they are not left behind in nation building for sustainable futures. The main objective is thus to recommend the best practices and policy to be implemented to empower the deprived young population in the post pandemic era. A comparative study was conducted by analysing the policies in Malaysia and other selected jurisdictions. This article is basically emphasized on the current situation in Malaysia and the research was limited to secondary data becaused of the movement control order implemented in Malaysia to curb the spread of global pandemic. The findings of this article is to contribute to the policy makers in their effort to empower the youths from deprived society. Young people including those from the deprived population are the hope of stable future of the country.


policy; post pandemic; youths; deprived population; sustainable future

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