[Comment] Where is the accountability to adolescents?
Accountability is a loaded concept. For many, the term itself has negative and punitive connotations. When it comes to accountability to adolescents—who number 1·2 billion today1—discourse is rare. Adolescents are the central promise for accelerated, lasting progress on the Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health2 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). But for adolescents, who lack power, vote, and influential voice, the notion of accountability to their health, development, and rights is fragile.