UNESCO: Acting with and for Youth

Young people in Tijuana, Mexico © Flickr presta

Young people in Tijuana, Mexico © Flickr / presta

UNESCO's objective is to help empower young people, reaching out to them, responding to their expectations and ideas, fostering useful and long-lasting skills.

Meeting this objective is a challenging task!

The United Nations define youth as persons between the ages of 15 and 24. UNESCO understands that young people are a heterogeneous group in constant evolution and that the experience of ‘being young’ varies enormously across regions and within countries.

Contact: youth(at)unesco.org


World Atlas of Youth Policies

Zoom in on the map to look at youth policies worldwide

This mapping of Youth Policies has been undertaken by the International Institute for Educational Planning in collaboration with the UNESCO Youth-led Social Innovation Team.


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